Do you remember this video? I certainly remember all the controversy over it and thinking it was a gimmick. It was and goes to show that musical and cultural appropriation can happen to anybody, whether it’s a racial thing or in this case, a sexual orientation thing. They catered to the LGBT community while making huge profits off it, yet I can think of no outreach the duo did for the community at the time or even later, when performing at the Russian Winter Olympics. Oh, and the video was pretty pervy, creepy old men must have loved it. All that aside though, it is a pretty catchy pop hit.
t.A.T.u. was a Russian music duo that consisted of Lena Katina and Yulia Volkova.
The duo established their success with their debut single “All the Things She Said”, which gained acclaim from music journalists and critics, who deemed it one of the best singles in the early 2000s. The video of the single, however generated controversy worldwide, showing the girls kissing in the rain in school uniforms. Along with the number-one single, the following songs “Not Gonna Get Us” and “All About Us” gained success and also charted at No. 1 on other contemporary music charts.
The duo has released six studio albums; three in Russian and three in English. The album 200 km/h in the Wrong Lane achieved huge success worldwide and eventually became the first group ever to get the IFPI Europe platinum award for the same album in two different languages. Due to their success, the duo were recognized as one of the most successful female music acts to emerge in the early decade and have established themselves as the most successful Russian act to date.
All the Things She Said
All the Things She Said (Radio)
All the Things She Said (HarDrum Mix)
Ya Soshla S Uma (All the Things She Said Russian Version)
Ya Soshla S Uma (HarDrum Mix)