Friday, November 08, 2013

That, er, Macarena, you know. And more body pop

I finally had to know what were the roots of this "Macarena" people talk about.

And while we go Body Culture, we may as well go all the way...

The blonde is not your typical popstar pretty, but she has a special attraction somehow.
And for the ladies, there's your dark, sculpted man flesh.

Oh! And I haven't heard this in yeeeears. She is actually a Danish girl.
Sannie Carlson (best known as Whigfield) is the name of a lady with Danish origins who decided to make a mark in the history of pop-dance music by selling millions worldwide. 
In 1994 she gained a place in the Guinness Book of Records with the song "Saturday Night" as the first artist to go straight to number one in the UK singles chart with a debut single. 


I remember Sannie complaining about the music snobbery in Denmark: if it can't be played live with real instruments, it's not "real music".

And going Danish, here is one of the biggest, and the most ridiculed, Danish hits of the nineties. It was only later than I found out the song was actually written by a friend of mine! (Note, not full song, and not official video!!)

There was a joke then: a man has to have half his brain removed. So he talks real slow. But they find out they have to remove the rest too. When he wakes up, he goes... "duppi duppi..."


TC [Girl] said...

“This video contains content from EMI Music Publishing and EMI, one or more of whom have blocked it in your country on copyright grounds.”

Eolake Stobblehouse said...

Oh, durnit, not again.

TC [Girl] said...

It seems so... :-(