In a thrilling collaboration, AQUA, the famed Danish dance-pop group, and internationally acclaimed DJ and music producer, Tiësto, have released the first-ever remix of AQUA’s global hit, “Barbie Girl”. This remix, accompanied by a lyric video, marks a significant milestone as it is the first official remix of the Barbie anthem by AQUA. The release is timed to celebrate the upcoming new era of Barbie.
The inspiration for this larger-than-life remake came from Tiësto’s daughter, who shares a deep love for the original song. The ’90s hit, “Barbie Girl”, reached #7 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1997 and has since garnered over 9 billion streams worldwide, with the music video racking up 1 billion views on YouTube. The song’s popularity has surged recently, coinciding with its 25th anniversary and the release of the upcoming Barbie film trailer, which features the song’s catchy chorus.
Tiësto’s fresh interpretation of the classic hit is set to reignite listeners’ love for the song. The remix is now available via Geffen Records/UMG Denmark.
AQUA expressed their excitement about the collaboration, drawing parallels between their journey and Tiësto’s. They emphasized their shared commitment to creating fun, party-like atmospheres for their fans. Rene, a member of AQUA, expressed his honor and excitement about working with Tiësto and praised the DJ’s work on the song.
Tiësto echoed these sentiments, expressing his honor in remixing one of the most iconic pop songs in history. He shared that his daughter’s love for the song inspired the remix, adding a personal touch to the project.
AQUA, best known for their late ’90s hits, shot to fame with their debut album ‘Aquarium’ in 1997. Their song ‘Barbie Girl’ became a global phenomenon, with its playful aesthetic and catchy lyrics. Today, AQUA continues to tour worldwide, bringing back the nostalgia of the late ’90s.
Tiësto, a stalwart in electronic music, has gained critical acclaim and a massive fanbase with his unique sound. His recent album, Drive, showcases his signature sleek and sexy sound, with the lead single “The Business” amassing over 1.7 billion streams worldwide.
This collaboration between AQUA and Tiësto is a celebration of music, nostalgia, and the joy of the dance floor. It is a testament to their enduring presence in the music industry and their ability to adapt and evolve with the times.