What`s the background behind the song "My Oh My" by Aqua?

Thursday, March 16, 2023

"My Oh My" is a song by the Danish-Norwegian dance-pop group Aqua, released as the third single from their debut album, "Aquarium" in 1997. The song was written by the band's lead vocalist Lene Nystrøm and keyboardist Søren Rasted.

The song tells the story of a sailor who falls in love with a mermaid, only to lose her to the sea. The lyrics are playful and whimsical, with references to fairy tales and nursery rhymes, such as "Jack and Jill went up the hill" and "Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall." The song's upbeat melody and catchy chorus helped it become a hit in many countries around the world.

According to the band, the inspiration for the song came from a fairy tale book that Søren Rasted had as a child. The book featured a story about a sailor who falls in love with a mermaid, and Rasted adapted the story into a song with Nystrøm's help. The song was later included in the soundtrack of the 1999 movie "Sgt. Kabukiman N.Y.P.D." and has remained a popular song among Aqua fans.

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