Right now Gwen Stefani’s Wind It Up single is number seven on the Billboard’s Top Ten.
So I figure it’s about time for more Japanophilia of Gwen Stefani (covered before on the 3Yen in World tour with geisha arm-candy).
Here’s Stefani’s music video for Wind It Up with the “Harjuku Girls” as wind-up toys for Stefani yodelling a mash-up of the Lonely Goatherd song.
Q: Are the Harajuku girls going to be a part of the next tour or are they retired?
A: The Harajuku Girls are absolutely a part of this new tour. You might have seen them in the new video, “Wind It Up,” but you didn’t recognize them with their new blond hair. Their dancing is wicked. Check’em out winding it up.
I think that the stand-up comic, Margaret Cho, put it best when she labeled the Harajuku Girls as a “minstrel show.” Mihi Ahn has also had a few choice words about them too at Salon.com.
Wind it up
Wind it up, uh, uh, uh, uh
Yodellay, yodallay, yodal-HO