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Musical Fails…yet again

The other night we were watching an old episode of the Comedy Central show Tosh.0 featuring Daniel Tosh.  If you haven’t watched this show I highly recommend it.  Tosh’s less than politically correct comedy mixed with the internet’s petri dish of Darwin Award contenders and the videos they post makes for some great laughable moments.

During this episode somebody, and I think it was Tosh, said the line “We didn’t start the fire”.  Of course this set our little blonde jukebox into song.

“You didn’t start the fire”

Perplexed I made a comment and then asked the pertinent question.

“The line is ‘we didn’t start the fire’ and do you even know who sung that song?”  To be honest I was playing the age factor here in assuming she wouldn’t know who sung it.  To be honest I was amazed she even knew the song since it came out in 1989 when Barbie would have been 8 years old.

“Yes.  It was Billy…” And the pause occurred whilst Barbie racked her brain to find the correct artist that would correlate with the correct song.

“Billy who?  There’s only few of them.  Idol, Squires, Joel.”

“Idol.  Yeah Billy Idol.” She has stated it with a bit of pride.

“The blond spiky haired guy from The Wedding Singer who sings Mony, Mony? No try Billy Joel”

“Are you sure?” she asked.

“Positive.  He wrote the song about all the major events that happened in his life to commemorate his 40th birthday.  He also sang Uptown Girl and Piano Man.”

Barbie gave me a look at that moment which pretty much said she didn’t know those songs.

Other musical fails from Barbie are:

Confusing Alice Cooper with *drumroll*…Billy Idol can be read here

Barbie messing up the colours for the song I Can Sing A Rainbow can be found here

Barbie confusing Abba with Blondie can be found here

Barbie thinking Credence Clearwater Revival and California Raisins were the same band…although it was the same song

And lastly confusing K’nann with Outkast can be found here

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Barbie’s Yabba Dabba Do Part 2

So on Monday night, not long after posting Yabba Dabba Do, Barbie and I were talking about the latest story.

“So I see you posted the Adababa story”, she said to me.

“You mean Addis Ababa?”, I asked.

“Well I knew it sounded like Abba so I was kinda right”, Barbie said.

At this moment Barbie started humming and singing, at least the words she knew.  This, in itself, was not as disturbing as you might think.  What was being  sung was the shock.

“Do, do, do, Heart of Glass” came out of Barbie’s mouth.

“Are you singing…”

“Yeah Abba”, she said cutting me off.

“Um, no.  That’s Blondie.”

“Oh!  Ok well then”, to which she starts redoing Canadian Idol, “Call me, on the line, call me, call me any time.”

“Uh, Blondie again”, I told her.

“Oh, for the love of god.  What the heck does Abba sing then?”

Waterloo“, I said to no response.

Dancing Queen“, I mentioned and no response.

Take a chance on me“, again to a blank stare.

“I don’t know those ones.  Maybe I don’t know an Abba song after all.  Can you sing one?”

So I proceeded to hum Dancing Queen and after about 20 seconds worth Barbie goes “Oh, I know that one”

And then she proceeded to carry on singing Heart of Glass.


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