The song was originally released on December 15, exclusively through SoundCloud as an early Christmas gift to her fans. It features a sample of the hit song " Barbie Girl " by Aqua. On "Barbie Girl", Aqua sings about allowing a boy to do anything she wants with her, to touch her any way, which is why she is called a barbie. She tells the boy that she's not his barbie girl and that he can't touch her without permission. She also talks about how some men like girls with breast implants or butt injections, but a lot of girls are real and not plastic.
I'm a Barbie Girl...in a Barbie box!
Aqua - Barbie Girl Lyrics & traduction
Saying that "the parties are advised to chill," a federal appeals court judge declined on Wednesday to reinstate Mattel's suit against MCA Records over Aqua's pop hit "Barbie Girl," which the toy company had claimed was both trademark infringement and defamation. Mattel had originally claimed that "Barbie Girl" sullied their iconic doll's image with sexual innuendo. How else do you say that something's 'the Rolls Royce of its class'? What else is a quick fix, but a Band-Aid? Does the average consumer know to ask for aspirin as 'acetyl salicylic acid'? Once imbued with such expressive value, the trademark becomes a word in our language and assumes a role outside the bounds of trademark law. Further, the judge ruled, the lyrics confirm that the use of the trademark is designed to convey a message about the song and not to identify the product's producer.
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It was released in May as the third single from the group's debut studio album, Aquarium The song topped the charts worldwide, particularly in European countries such as the United Kingdom, where it was a number-one hit for four weeks. It also reached number 2 in the group's homeland and peaked at number 7 on the US Billboard Hot , where it remains Aqua's biggest hit single and their only one to reach the top 20 of the Hot
Due to the explicit nature of the song, and the detachment of innocence from Barbie and Ken, Mattel filed a lawsuit against MCA Records. They insisted that the group and the record label deliberately violated the Mattel trademark and name by turning Barbie into a sexual object. The case was dismissed and the song ruled as a parody. They are shown driving around a make believe world in a car, and Barbie getting her hair done and getting beauty makeovers.