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Storming onto the global music scene in the fall of 1997, Danish dance-pop outfit Aqua aroused controversy when Mattel filed a lawsuit against them for the sexual overtones inherent in their breakthrough hit, "Barbie Girl." The roots of the quartet trace back to 1989, when Claus Norreen and Søren Rasted (both keyboards/drum machine) were working together on the soundtrack for a Danish film, Fraekke Frida. During this time they met future member René Dif (rap/vocals), who introduced them to Norwegian singer Lene Grawford Nystrøm. The four soon formed the band Joyspeed, whose single "Itzy Bitzy" spent one week on the Swedish charts before vanishing. Disappointed with the song's lack of success, the bandmembers decided to reinvent themselves as Aqua (allegedly, this name was derived from a poster featuring an aquarium hanging in their rehearsal room). Soon after, they secured another record contract with the Danish Universal Music, which released their first single, "Roses Are Red," in September 1996. The song stayed on the charts for two months, receiving a platinum record in the process. The follow-up, "My Oh My" (February 1997), went gold in only six days, becoming the fastest-selling Danish single of all time and paving the way for their breakthrough international hit, "Barbie Girl." The band's debut album, Aquarium, sold more than ten million copies worldwide upon its release in 1997. The 2000 follow-up, Aquarius, included the Top Ten British hit "Cartoon Heroes," but the group split one year later. A few reunions occurred in subsequent years, including a 2008 tour and a 2009 hits compilation. Then, in 2011, Aqua released their third album, Megalomania, to commercial success on the Danish charts. Another reunion tour was planned for 2017, prompted by the 20th anniversary of "Barbie Girl." ~ Jeremy Ulrey
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Albums by
Aqua

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    Aquarius

    11 songs

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    Aquarium

    1 song

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    How R U Doin?

    19 songs

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    Greatest Hits

    1 song

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    Back to the 80's

    11 songs

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    Megalomania

    15 songs

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    Aqua Mania Remix

    16 songs

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    Aquarium

    17 songs

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    Aqua Remix Superbest

    16 songs

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    Cartoon Heroes: Best of Aqua

    12 songs

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    Aqua Mania Remix

    17 songs

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    Aquarium [Canada]

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    Bubble Mix

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    Turn Back Time [UK]

    14 songs

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    Aquarius [Bonus Tracks]

    6 songs

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    My Oh My

    5 songs

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    Cartoon Heroes

    1 song

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    Life in Plastic


Top Songs by
Aqua

  1.   Song
    Popularity
  2.   Barbie Girl
  3.   Cartoon Heroes
  4.   Lollipop (Candyman)
  5.   Roses Are Red
  6.   Turn Back Time
  7.   My Oh My
  8.   My Momma Said
  9.   Doctor Jones
  10.   Good Morning Sunshine
  11.   Happy Boys & Girls
  12.   Calling You
  13.   Around the World
  14.   The Official Megamix
  15.   Back From Mars
  16.   Back to the 80's
  17.   Bumble Bees
  18.   Heat of the Night
  19.   Freaky Friday
  20.   Truth Will Set You Free
  21.   My Mamma Said
  22.   Aquarius
  23.   Halloween
  24.   An Apple a Day
  25.   Playmate To Jesus
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    Now THIS Is Music

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    '90s Hits


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