This week we’re revisiting “Barbie Girl,” the anomalous, insanely popular European dance song by Danish band Aqua.
My guest Angie remembers associating this song with “evil” and “pain,” Emma relates her thorough knowledge of Barbie and Ken’s anatomy, and together we explore the overall weirdness of this fairly sexual song built around a children’s toy.
We’ve got courtroom controversy, misheard and misunderstood lyrics, an extremely interesting shaved head, lots of misguided rage in the youtube comments, and plenty of terrible parody videos.
“I don’t think anybody liked this song. It just happened to all of us.”