Just when you thought you had permanently shaken the awfully infectious chorus of Aqua‘s ‘Barbie Girl’ from your brain, the nasally voice of frontwoman Lene Nystrom is creeping back into your life. Rolling Stone recently conducted a reader poll to find out the ‘Worst Song of the Nineties,’ and Aqua’s ‘Barbie Girl’ is sitting at No. 1 atop the list.
The Danish-Norweigian dance-pop outfit have gone down in history as one of the worst one hit wonders of the 20th century. It is still perplexing as to how their song ‘Barbie Girl’ was a hit back in 1997, but then again, so wasHanson‘s ‘MMMBop.’ It is now clear to us that the pre-teens were the main consumers of pop music in the late ’90s. That, or everyone was high on something and thought ‘Barbie Girl’ was totally like, an awesome song!
Even if it is annoying to listen to, Rolling Stone is right in saying that ‘Barbie Girl,’ which stirred up some controversy for it’s sexually suggestive lyrical content, is “an incredibly polarizing song.” Other songs that made their ‘worst of the nineties’ list are Right Said Fred’s ‘I’m Too Sexy,’ Celine Dion‘s ‘My Heart Will Go On,’ Los Del Rio’s ‘Macarena,’ and Chumbawamba’s ‘Tubthumping.’