The British group topped the Hot 100 by lampooning fashion models, and returned in 2017 courtesy of Taylor Swift.
TWENTY-FIVE YEARS BEFORE TAYLOR SWIFT brought “I’m Too Sexy” back into fashion by working elements of the tune into her 2017 hit “Look What You Made Me Do,” the song’s originators strutted the catwalk to the top of the Billboard Hot 100.
In 1991, British brothers Fred and Richard Fairbrass and Rob Manzoli — who had dubbed themselves Right Said Fred — released their debut song, “I’m Too Sexy,” a Eurodance number satirizing the narcissism of fashion culture. Coming just a year after George Michael’s “Freedom! ’90” music video, starring a bevy of supermodels including Cindy Crawford and Naomi Campbell, the song took the point of view of a model and extolled the virtues of being “too sexy” for all kinds of things — clothing, pets and even the song itself.