Oh my Little China Girl

Oh my Little China Girl

The phrase “Oh my little China Girl” references the song “China Girl” co-written by David Bowie and Iggy Pop.

Initially appearing on Iggy Pop’s 1977 album “The Idiot,” it became more widely known through David Bowie’s version released on his 1983 album “Let’s Dance.”

The song’s lyrics tell the story of a complex, tumultuous relationship, using the metaphor of a “China Girl” to explore themes of desire, control, and the impact of Western imperialism.

The song, especially Bowie’s version, was accompanied by a music video that further emphasized its commentary on Western perceptions of the East, and it became one of Bowie’s most famous tracks during the 1980s.

The song’s reception has been mixed, with some praising its catchy melody and emotional depth, while others critique it for its portrayal of racial and cultural stereotypes.

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