toy box


Toy-Box is a Danish pop group. It consists of two members, both vocalists: Anila Mirza and Amir El-Falaki. Anila was born October 8, 1974 in Hillerød, Denmark to a half-Pakistani, half-Persian mother, and an Indian father. Amir was born August 12, 1973 in Copenhagen, Denmark. In 1999, they had some success in the Scandinavian music charts with a bubblegum pop song from their album FanTastic, named "Tarzan & Jane".


"Tarzan & Jane" was championed by Smash Hits magazine in the United Kingdom in 1999, but their UK label edel decided to hold back the release until later on in the year, to coincide with the release of Disney's Tarzan movie. They elected to release "Best Friend" first; although it received a lot of rotation on TV channel The Box, it only reached number 41 in the UK singles chart, and plans to release "Tarzan & Jane" were cancelled.

Toy-Box's first album, FanTastic, included the hits "The Sailor Song", "Best Friend", "Super-Duper-Man", "Teddy-Bear" and "Tarzan & Jane". It was released in September 1999 and followed in 2001 by a second album, Toy Ride, which included fan-favorite songs "www.girl", "Prince of Arabia" and "Wizard of Oz".

After the group broke up, Amir worked as a dance teacher, music video choreographer and trainer to F.C. Copenhagen's cheerleading team. Anila later changed her name to Aneela and began a solo career, with limited success. When asked about another Toy-Box release, Aneela said, "I don't know, anything's possible."

Their song "Tarzan and Jane" is often mis-credited to Aqua, as is "Best Friend", due to the likenesses between the vocals of Anila and Lene Nystrøm Rasted, and Amir and René Dif. Toy-Box are occasionally mis-credited with the song "Butterfly" by largely due to distributions of the song on peer-to-peer networks being tagged as by the group.




  • Tarzan & Jane (12th November 1998)
  • Best Friend (8th April 1999)
  • The Sailor Song (25th August 1999)
  • Teddybear (Promo)
  • Superstar (30th July 2001)
  • www.girl (Promo)


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