Dolls have been one of the delights of childhood for centuries. Of course, as any serious doll collector knows, an affinity for dolls and their roles in bringing us joy can reach far beyond the first few years of life. Next time you are working on building your doll collection or perhaps simply surfing the web and dreaming about doing so, put on a playlist of doll songs just for fun. You may find yourself collecting doll songs to go along with your physical dolls once you hear some of these.
“Just a Toy” from the soundtrack of Babes In Toyland is a classic song. In the film, Tommy Sands and Annette Funicello sing this song partly while holding a beautiful blonde doll. The song seems to have dual meanings. At first, she sings about doll, then he sings about her as though she is a doll. The scene is a classic to watch, and the song is a great one to add to your iTunes playlist.
Cliff Richard and the Shadows recorded “Living Doll” in 1959. Although that is an oldie, it’s still quite a goodie. Like “Just a Toy,” it’s safe for all ages. It’s a fun ditty. Lionel Bart wrote the song, and it was inspired by a magazine advertisement for a child’s doll.
Other songs about dolls include “Rag Doll” by The Four Season, “Doll Parts” by Hole, and “Paper Doll” by Rachael Yamagata. For adults only, you may enjoy “Barbie Girl” by Aqua. Even though it’s an adult in several of its suggestive lyrics, it’s rather a roundabout tribute to one of the most popular dolls on the planet.