10 "Innocent" Songs You Didn't Realise Were Filthy As A Kid

10. Barbie Girl - Aqua

Kiss me here, touch me there, hanky panky..."

It sold 8 million copies worldwide and became unshakeably stuck in the heads of many a generation. What we didn't realise - spinning around in our party dresses and jelly shoes at the school disco - was just how demeaning the song is to women.

Ken's romantic invitation into his car is "come jump in, bimbo friend", right before he asks her to fool around with him. She let's him know he can touch her, play with her and undress her everywhere, as long as he says "I'm always yours".

Now, sorry to be the party pooper, but come on, that's probably not the best message to be sending out to little girls and boys. Good job we didn't understand it, then.

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