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Music / Haddaway

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What is love! Baby don't hurt me. Don't hurt me, no more.
Nestor Alexander Haddaway (born 9 January 1965) is a Trinidadian-born German singer and songwriter who is known for his song "What is Love" which became his worldwide hit and was featured on a series of skits on Saturday Night Live featuring the Roxbury Guys, and then was featured in the film based on them titled, A Night at the Roxbury.

Haddaway's music contains examples of:

  • Drunk on Milk: In the video for "Rock My Heart" Haddaway is briefly seen drinking a huge bowl of water which motivates him to sing more.
  • Earn Your Happy Ending: In the video for "What About Me" he wins the love of one of the Beatnik in the crowd and they drive away after his performance.
  • Fanservice: Every video features female dancers that look rather luscious.
  • Improbable Hairstyle: In the video for "Rock My Heart" one of the female dancers has a hairstyle that looks like a dry bush, and it slightly resembles Medusa's hair.
  • What Is This Thing You Call "Love"?: His iconic song simplifies this question by removing the third through sixth words of the trope's name, though the song is actually more of an example of Love Hurts than this trope.