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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Dolly Style

Dear Poptastic Readers,

This truly is a confession. I've been a bit obsessed with the music of Swedish girl group Dolly Style recently. Something has taken over and I can't stop listening to the infectious bubble-gum pop that they release. Their music is so sugary sweet, and I am definitely not their target audience. But ... I love them.

Who is Dolly Style? Definitely a novelty act, as the trio always wear pastel wigs  and they are inspired by Japanese cartoon culture. Each member has a persona: Molly, Holly, and Polly. There have even been a couple of line up changes, but doesn't every great girl group have them?

Dolly Style premiered in 2015 at Sweden's annual music competition called Melodifestivalen. It is a contest to see which song will represent Sweden in the Eurovision song contest. Their premiere single was "Hello Hi!" The song didn't win Melodifestivalen, but it didn't do poorly either. See their performance by clicking on the name of the song.

The second single was released last summer and it was called "Cherry Gum." It's a damn shame I didn't know about this song last year because I think it might be their best song to date. Check out the fabulous video ...

Wasn't that ultra POPtastic? Yes, it was! They followed up with another single, slightly less energetic (but equally charming), in the fall of 2015 called "Upsy Daisy." See a live performance by clicking on the song title.

This year, the group participated in Melodifestivalen with a crazy-awesome song called "Rollercoaster." It didn't win, and sadly, their Melodifestivalen performance isn't on YouTube. If it is, it is blocked in the US. You can watch a live performance of the song by clicking the title.

That leads us to Dolly Style's current single ... Are you ready for the title? Really ready? Because it is called "Unicorns & Ice Cream." Perhaps not only little girls, but gay guys of every age are also their target audience! Check out the fan-made video by clicking on the song title.

I just think they are so much fun. And the world needs a bit more fun lately. Don't be ashamed to say that you like them. It's OK! I love them!

Their music (except for "Rollercoaster") is on iTunes and Spotify. You can get "Rollercoaster" on Mp3va.com with a prepaid account. You can keep up to date with them by liking their Facebook page. And if you would like to hear acoustic live versions, then click here and here.

Cheers then,

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