Up until a few years ago, I was uneducated about the history of highly important Danish music groups from the late-90s, because I thought the songs “Tarzan & Jane” and “Best Friend” were done by future Rock ‘N Roll Hall of Fame inductees and the greatest musical group of all-time Aqua.
Every musical bitch has their knock-off version. Madonna has Lady CaCa, U2 has Coldplay, Pearl Jam has Creed, Stacey Q has literally every pop trick who came after her and MC Skat Kat has Iggy Azalea. And Aqua has Toy-Box. Just like Aqua, Toy-Box came from Denmark and burped up bubble gum Euro dance music while looking like Tank Girl cosplayers on a serious budget.
Toy-Box was made up of Anil Mirza and Amir El-Falaki. Their first album came out 2 years after Aqua’s first album gifted our senses. Their first album had two semi-hits in Europe and they put out a second album before disappearing and leaving a gaping hole in the music industry. I’ve been thinking about “Tarzan & Jane” (yes, these are the thoughts that fill my mind) lately because of the trailer for that Tarzan movie starring tall drink of Swedish leche Alexander Skarsgard. If the producers of that mess want to save it, they will bring back Toy-Box and get them to recreate this cheese-covered gem:
There’s so much to take in from those deep lyrics that Taylor Swift wishes she would’ve come up with to that piping hot Tarzan hypnotizing me for a second with his swinging crotch banana (at the 2:18 mark). Toy-Box have planned a comeback before (it never happened), so let’s hope that 2016 becomes the year that dreams really do come true when they finally make their long-awaited triumphant return.