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Daddy Cool
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Daddy Cool

Lyrics Farian / Reyam
Daddy Cool

She's crazy like a fool
What about daddy cool
I'm crazy like a fool
What about daddy cool

Daddy daddy cool
Daddy daddy cool
Daddy daddy cool
Daddy daddy cool

She's crazy like a fool
What about daddy cool
I'm crazy like a fool
What about daddy cool

Daddy daddy cool
Daddy daddy cool
Daddy daddy cool
Daddy daddy cool

She crazy about her daddy
Ooo she believes in him
She loves her daddy

She's crazy like a fool
What about daddy cool
I'm crazy like a fool
What about daddy cool

Daddy daddy cool
Daddy daddy cool
Daddy daddy cool
Daddy daddy cool
Press Quotes

What song would you most like Placebo to cover?"


Stefan Olsdal : "Daddy Cool by Boney M."

Stefan Olsdal, Planet Sound Chat, February 06th 1999



“We’ve wanted to do it for years as a birthday present for Steve’s daughter Emily and we finally got round to it, though she’s eight now. We all grew up with disco so it has a special place in our hearts. Also, in was important after ‘The Bitter End’ to show fans that we have a sense of humour.”

What does it sound like?
“It’s got Steve on vocals for the first time and myself and a member of Reprazent singing the female parts. We did it in a very punky, trashy way.”


Brian Molko, Rock Sound, April 2003



(Translation, quote in French here)

"Molko : Yeah, on the radio, on TV, you know, disco is the music with wich we grew up, we were small then, so it has been part of our musical education and euh...I love, I love the disco because it is really escapist... euh..., we escape, it's a way of..., a music that makes you forget your problems and that which makes you want to dance. But, I think it was good to show people that we really have a sense of humour too and so we did this with Daddy Cool.

Brian Molko, Interview radio France Inter C'est Lenoir, February 4th 2003




JH: I was wondering how you chose your covers. What inspired you to do those particular songs?

BM:We're children of the ‘80s. We grew up with disco on the radio, and we grew up with mainstream ‘80s pop. But at the same time, we grew up with the birth of alternative and indie music labels. We grew up with the Smiths and the Cure, and the Pixies and Sonic Youth. What I find interesting about that decade as far as the mainstream music is concerned -- for example, take “Running Up That Hill” by Kate Bush, take “Babushka” by Kate Bush, take “Wuthering Heights” by Kate Bush. These are really fucking kooky, weird, pop songs. Take “Ashes to Ashes” by David Bowie. This is a really weird, avant-garde song. What I find interesting about that decade is that mainstream artists were trying to really push the boundaries of what pop was as far as they could, and had an avant-garde art approach to pop music. I think unfortunately, due to the proliferation of these popularity contests, which I believe to be the work of Satan -- and I'm talking about “American Idol” and all that nonsense -- which have no cultural value whatsoever. It should be called “Karaoke Idol.” Its sole reason for existence is to fill the pockets of the TV company and the record company that's going to get the winner. It's partly responsible for the cessation of an avant-garde approach to what pop music is. You go back even to something like “Rapture” by Blondie, my god! They almost invented rap music at that point. It was incredible that Debbie Harry would have a go at rapping about Fab Five Freddie. It's insane! I just don't think that the avant-garde spirit exists today. So when we cover songs, we have a tendency to go back to the ‘80s and cover songs which got us interested in pop music. That's why you've got “Johnny and Mary” by Robert Palmer, that's why you've got “Daddy Cool” by Boney M -- or “Running Up That Hill” for that matter. These are songs which remind us of our childhood and make us feel nostalgic, which is why we try to do something modern with them.

Brian Molko, Suicide Girls, September 11th 2007



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