Song of the Day #2,740: ‘Who’s That Girl’ – Robyn

robynSwedish electropop star Robyn doesn’t seem to know how to capitalize on her success. In 2005 she released a self-titled album (her fourth) that broke internationally and landed her on the charts as well as countless critics-best lists.

Five years after that she released a pair of EPs (Body Talk 1 and 2) that were equally well-received. But in both instances, she faded away rather than taking advantage of the spotlight.

Maybe that’s by design. I shouldn’t assume that every musician wants to be a household name.

Here’s a track from that (very good) self-titled 2005 album. It’s not a remake of Madonna’s like-titled song (remember that 1987 movie starring Madonna and Griffin Dunne?).

Good girls are pretty like all the time
I’m just pretty some of the time
Good girls are happy and satisfied
I won’t stop asking until I die

I just can’t deal with the rules
I can’t take the pressure
It’s got me saying ooh, yeah…

Who’s that girl that you dream of?
Who’s that girl that you think you love?
Who’s that girl, well I’m nothing like her
I know there’s no such girl
I swear I can’t take the pressure
Who’s that girl?

Good girls don’t say no or ask you why
I won’t let you love me until you really try
Good girls are sexy like everyday
I’m only sexy when I say it’s okay

I just can’t deal with the rules
I can’t take the pressure, oh no
It’s got me saying ooh, yeah…

Who’s that girl that you dream of?
Who’s that girl that you think you love?
Who’s that girl, what if I’m nothing like her
I know there’s no such girl
I swear I can’t take the pressure
Who’s that girl?

Let’s play a game that you’ve never tried
You be the girl and I’ll be the guy
Let’s pretend everything has changed, and then
Would you love me any different?

I just can’t deal with the rules
I can’t take the pressure, oh no
Who’s that girl?

Who’s that girl that you dream of?
Who’s that girl that you think you love?
Who’s that girl, what if I’m nothing like her
I know there’s no such girl
I swear I can’t take the pressure
Who’s that girl?
Who’s that girl?
Who’s that girl that you dream of?
Who’s that girl that you think you love?
Who’s that girl, what if I’m nothing like her
I know there’s no such girl
I swear I can’t take the pressure
Who’s that girl?

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One thought on “Song of the Day #2,740: ‘Who’s That Girl’ – Robyn

  1. Dana says:

    Nothing excites me more than a Swedish electropop star. Not!

    I don’t really think somebody creates this type of music expecting to only achieve a small measure of success among a small clique of fans and critics. I guess though there are only so many Swedish electropop stars that can become the next big thing.

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