Barbie Girl

Barbie Girl by Aqua was a UK number 1 hit on Saturday, November 1, 1997 spending 4 week(s) at the top of the UK charts. Although the lyrics seem meaningless, they could be making a statement about the inflated value of sex appeal in society. This was written after the group saw an exhibit on "Kitsch Culture." Aqua is not the first group to be sued over Barbie. Director Todd Haynes was also sued by Mattel for his use of the doll in the 1987 film Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story. Blender magazine rated this the 33rd worst song ever in its 2004 article "Run for Your Life! It's the 50 Worst Songs Ever!" in a section entitled "Scandi-wegian pedo-pop alert! Erk!" They suggest that "perhaps the gambit sounded acceptable in helium-huffing singer Lene Nystrom's native Norwegian," but that "in English it's just plain wrong." They labeled "'rapper' Rene Dif's basso profundo 'come on, Barbie, let's go party'" as the worst part of the song.

Barbie Girl FAQs

Who sang Barbie Girl?

Barbie Girl was performed by Aqua

What year did Barbie Girl get to the UK number 1 spot?

Barbie Girl first became a UK number 1 on Saturday, November 1, 1997

How long was Barbie Girl at number 1 in the UK?

Barbie Girl spent 4 week(s) at number 1 in the UK.