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Haddaway

What if we've always brushed aside Haddaway's hit "What Is Love" as a cheesy 90s techno pop tune, but in truth, it's the most thought-provoking ballad of our time?
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Κείμενο Kristen Yoonsoo Kim
20.9.12

Here's how this works: Each week, I listen to the entire discography of a single one-hit wonder band. Then, I let you know if their other songs are worth listening to or not. This week: Haddaway.

What is love? Not this, Haddaway—not making me listen to all six of your albums for a week straight.

Hi, guys. Have you ever tried listening to Haddaway for an entire week? Do you know what it's like? It's intense, to say the least. By the end of it, I was crying, "Baby don't hurt me, no mo," truly realizing the meaning behind those words. To be fair, though, I have only myself to blame for this endeavor. Also, in defense of Haddaway, he may have asked the single most profound question in the history of pop music: what is love? (I keep reading that past sentence over and over and I'm still not sure if I meant it sarcastically or not.) But seriously, I don't really know what love is… do you? What if we've always brushed that song aside as just a cheesy 90s techno pop tune, but in truth, it's the most thought-provoking song of our time?

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