However way you cut it, the infectious Eurodance hit, Barbie Girl, is one of the best-loved slices of bubblegum pop to burst out of the 1990s. The song – written by Danish-Norwegian four-piece band, Aqua – was taken from the album, Aquarium, and was a smash-hit around the world when it was originally released in 1997.
And quite rightly too – with its toe-tappin’ beat and colourful video, Barbie Girl was an instant attention-grabber. The song was adored by kids of all ages (yep, big kids too), and it quickly rocketed up the charts in multiple countries.
Although not officially connected to Mattel’s Barbie doll (in any way), the song was heavily inspired by the successful toy. Everyone knows Barbie, and her boyfriend Ken, and the song leaned heavily into the iconography of such a popular plastic plaything.
But what really made this song so successful was its playful lyrics. Across the course of its 3-minute runtime, Barbie Girl made jokey references to being a toy, living in a fantasy world, and Barbie’s complete and utter devotion to Ken.
The lyrics were daft, fun, often suggestive, and very, very catchy. They also became somewhat iconic in their own right, and all these years on they remain memorable.
As such, below are the eight best lines from Barbie Girl which really stand out from the crowd. These are the words you keep singing in your head, over, and over, and over again… because you’re obsessed with Barbie Girl!
Best lines from Barbie Girl
Barbie Girl – “I’m a blond bimbo girl in a fantasy world, dress me up, make it tight, I’m your dolly.”
Ken – “Come on, Barbie, let’s go party.”
Barbie Girl – “I’m a Barbie girl, in the Barbie world, life in plastic, it’s fantastic.”
Barbie Girl – “Hi Ken!”
Ken – “You want to go for a ride?”
Barbie Girl – “Sure, Ken.”
Ken – “Jump in.”
Barbie Girl – “Imagination, life is your creation.”
Barbie Girl – “You can touch. You can play. If you say, “I’m always yours”.”
Ken – “You’re my doll, rock’n’roll, feel the glamour in pink. Kiss me here, touch me there, hanky panky.”
Barbie Girl – “Oh, I’m having so much fun.”
Ken – “Well, Barbie, we are just getting started.”
Barbie Girl – “Oh, I love you, Ken.”
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