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"Girls in Bikinis" is a song by Poppy from her second studio album Am I a Girl?. It is the ninth track on the album.

Background

Poppy revealed the title along with the tracklist to Am I a Girl? on Instagram.

Theme

"Girls in Bikinis" doubles as a critique on the sexualization and objectification of women in the media as well as an empowerment song celebrating revealing and skimpy clothing. The song uses bikinis as a focal point to represent these topics. The lyrics in the verses describe various articles of clothing that Poppy is wearing, as she dismisses those who believe that she needs to "cover up" or dress differently. In the bridge, Poppy invites men to wear bikinis as well, subverting the double standard that revealing clothing is acceptable for women and unacceptable for men.

The song may also implicate Poppy questioning her sexuality. Poppy mentions women throughout the song in a dreamy, fantasy-like manner. In March 2020, Poppy confirmed to a fan that [her] sexuality is "pending".[1]

Lyrics

[Verse 1]
They say take it off, I say keep it on
Bandeau, crop top, boy short, red thong
I see you in my dreams, slow motion movie scenes
Homemade, crochet, dreamy with a low waist
Cheeky, tankini

[Chorus]
Girls in bikinis
Girls in bikinis on roller skates, in outer space
I see girls in bikinis
Girls in bikinis in platform heels, in new hot wheels
Girls in bikinis
Girls in bikinis, ooh-ooh

[Verse 2]
Nylon, spandex, dear Lord, what's next?
Polyester, pin stripe, whet my appetite
Polka dots, see through, put me in a good mood
A-cup, D-cup, give me love, don't cover up
Slow down my Lamborghini for

[Chorus]
Girls in bikinis
Girls in bikinis on roller skates, in outer space
I see girls in bikinis
Girls in bikinis in platform heels, in new hot wheels
Girls in bikinis
Girls in bikinis, ooh-ooh

[Bridge]
I wanna see boys in bikinis too
They'd look good on you

[Chorus]
Girls in bikinis
Girls in bikinis on roller skates, in outer space
I see girls in bikinis
Girls in bikinis in platform heels, in new hot wheels
Girls in bikinis
Girls in bikinis, ooh-ooh

Audio

Poppy - Girls In Bikinis (Official Full Stream)

Poppy - Girls In Bikinis (Official Full Stream)

Trivia

  • This was one of five songs on Am I a Girl? not to be played on the Am I a Girl? Tour, the others being "Iconic", "Aristocrat", "Hard Feelings" and "The Rapture Ball".
  • On October 5th, 2019, Poppy unlisted the YouTube audio for unknown reasons.
  • In April of 2020, the song would become a trend on Chinese video-sharing platform TikTok. This would follow Poppy reposting popular videos using the sound on both her Instagram and official TikTok.

References

  1. https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/497421368514576394/704515600386359377/image0.png

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