Yassss @ Mauritius finally making its way into a rate!! Yippee indeed!!
So I'm off to pub trivia later and then I'm gonna rush home and throw another one out in the
because I heart you guys. See what I did there?
I've had 'Licky Licky' stuck in my head all day. Whoa oh exotic fruit!
I guess this is a lesson for me to not only listen to songs I don't know once... I'd bump my score up to a 9 or 10 for it now, ha ha. I want to eat some exotic fruit.
I think we'll lose voters
I genuinely had no idea that bubblegum dance was a thing before this rate, and now that I know I feel kind of bad for rating most of the Denmark section so harshly. Had I known that it was intended, I might have listened to them with a bit more of an open mind.
And the bubblegum massacre continues...
#69. Toy-Box - Best Friend - 6.118
After 5: #72
After 10: #72
After 15: #69
After 20: #63
After 25: #61
After 30: #67
Highest: 10 x 5 (@iheartpoptarts, @idratherjack, @31entrance, @One Stop Candy Shop, @Cutlery)
Lowest: 0 x 2 (@soratami, @Ray) 0.5 x 1 (@CasuallyCrazed)
Album: Fantastic (1999)
Best Charts: #1 (Netherlands), #6 (Denmark)
Producers: Golden Child a.k.a. Per Holm (Cut 'N' Move, Me & My)
No doubt about it, Toy-Box are polarizing. They've got our most 10s so far. They also had people gunning for them to be the first ones out!
Hey, we've been here before. When I hosted PJBOPS and @Iggypig unleashed 'Tarzan & Jane' upon the world, Toy-Box got dragged. Quite a lot. Undeservingly, if you ask me!
But then I just smiled as the high scores started to roll in. If you love them, you really love them!
So here we have Amir and Anila playing space-age best friends.
...Yeah, I don't know about that, you guys. He keeps going off with other girls. Then they have a lightsaber duel and eventually turn into dancing Koosh balls.
Other characters in this cinematic masterpiece include U2B2 (hey @DJHazey, Star Wars!) and the Space Girls. This is where I'd go all "any excuse" on y'all and drop an 'Outer Space Girls' embed if we didn't have a five video per post limit.
'Best Friend' managed minor charting in the UK and Australia in addition to the usual Eurobop markets, which I'm a little jealous of. We got some bubblegum dance hits in Canada, but not all! I discovered this one off the internet in 2008, having apparently failed to spend my early 2000s getting my life to Toy-Box songs mislabelled as Aqua on Kazaa.
And everybody else?
Best of All Best Friends:
@Sprockrooster (8.5) - A fucking classic.
And it really is, if you're from the Netherlands. If only the rest of the world had sent this to #1, too!
@One Stop Candy Shop (10) - I had the scratch ‘n sniff CD single. It was supposed to smell like ‘space’ but it actually was just a minty smell. Good song though. The album came with an enhanced video game based off the video of Best Friend. That game was hard!
Some people have all the cool stuff! I want screenshots.
@berserkboi (9.1) - Cute and fun!
@sfmartin (7) - Just juvenile and not in a fun way. But the video is a fun watch.
@WowWowWowWow (7) - Tummy and yummy? Oh dear. They really did not stray far from Tarzan and Jane for this one, did they?
@31entrance (10) - funny story time: I found this song through a Lily/Oliver (you know? from Hannah Montana) video in youtube ages ago.
I tried to find this, but alas, it appears to be gone from the internet forever.
@Cutlery (10) - HE TICKLES IN MY TUMMY HE’S SO YUMMY YUMMY. An unrequited love anthem. I don’t care they feel (esp. conceptually) like an obvious Aqua knockoff, this song is lit
@rav4boy (8) - Blatant rip off of Aqua.
People who stan Aqua soundalikes are my people.
You Should Get a Best Friend Too:
@Seventeen Days (3.75) - Aqua clone much? Not really getting into this one.
@phily693 (3) - What is this LazyTown mess?
Um, LazyTown is amazing. Can we put it in the 00s rate?
@ohnoitisnathan (5) - More kindergarten eurodance... if this can be considered eurodance still? Bearforce1 made better use of the "hoo ha, hoo ha!" bit from 'Welcome to the Pleasuredome'.
Okay, you can have this one. Nothing especially un-kindergarten happens in it.
@CasuallyCrazed (0.5) - Reminds me of an old Lolly song. That is NOT a compliment.
It would be if I said it!
@Empty Shoebox (5) - I find the CGI in this video absolutely terrifying. I find the song lacking in charm as well, and that seems to be what they were going for.
@Ray (0) - REMOVE THIS!!!!!
Okay, so I guess we've removed it... and now here are some of my fave Toy-Box jams in its place! Ha.
@Hudweiser (6) - "Kiwi makes me scream"???
Since when is a 6 hating it!?