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Germany's Trio had the hit song before VW had TV ditty

In 1982, the German band Trio had a big European hit with a little 14-word titled ditty called “Da Da Da I Don’t Love You You Don’t Love Me Aha Aha Aha.”

Thanks to a popular 1997 Volkswagen commercial, Americans now know the song just as Da, Da, Da.

Trio was a minimalist band used very few instruments as the video for Da, Da, Da so cleverly shows. Trio broke up in 1985 after not gaining much of an audience outside of their native country, but Da, Da, Da still lives on and always makes lists of most memorable songs used in commercials including the lists that SIT80s published in April 2012.

[Last modified: Sunday, May 12, 2013 2:51pm]


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