Aqua has to be one of the coolest and quirkiest bands in dance pop history. When they first appeared on the US mainstream radio with “Barbie Girl,” I questioned the scope of their talent by that song alone. But after hearing their full length album, I was captivated and mesmerized. I remember thinking how Aqua finally Americanized euro-pop for me, and I couldn’t be happier because it was one of my favorite genres of dance music.
Aqua consists of Lene Nystrøm (lead female vocals), and Rene Dif (lead male vocals), Søren Rasted (keyboards), and Claus Norreen (guitarist). These four geniuses together make sweet pop perfection. The brilliance of exceptional beats, the clever wit of catchy lyrics, and the excitement of fun music is a recipe for a happy fan! Lene and Rene have also contributed to side vocal projects, that keep their dance music fans satisfied, and I will include those in my Favorites list below.
Aqua is a Danish band, ruling the charts in Denmark for years. At least seven of their singles have hit the top spot there. Elsewhere, they’re reached #1 three times in the UK, and their single “Barbie Girl” reached the top spot in over a dozen countries, while reaching #7 in the US on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Ironically enough, their debut album also reached #7 on the US Billboard 200 Albums chart.
In my opinion, this band has not received the critical acclaim that it deserves. I hope they continue making great music for years to come, and I will continue to be a fan for years to come.
My favorite remixes of songs by Aqua (and solo projects) are listed in chronological order below.
- Itzy Bitzy (Hard Radio Spider Mix) (Aqua as Joyspeed)
- Roses Are Red (Disco 70s Mix)
- My Oh My (Spike, Clyde N Eightball Club Mix)
- Barbie Girl (Perky Perk Radio Mix)
- Lollipop (Candyman) (DJ Greek’s Candy Radio Mix)
- Doctor Jones (Adrenalin Club Mix Edit)
- Turn Back Time (Metro Radio Edit)
- Good Morning Sunshine (Love To Infinity’s Radio Mix)
- Twisted Megamix (Rob Di Cradle Remix)
- Cartoon Heroes (Iti’s Soda Club Radio Mix)
- Around The World (Sound Surfers Club Mix Edit)
- Bumble Bees (Jay Jay Remix Edit)
- We Belong To The Sea (Love To Infinity Classic Radio Mix)
- Freaky Friday (Hampenberg Remix Edit)
- Back To The 80s (DJ Tool’s Pizza Club Remix)
- My Mamma Said (Aerofeel5 Remix)
- How R U Doin? (Club Mix)
- Playmate To Jesus (DJ S@n’s Sunshine Paradise Rework Mix)
- Like A Robot (StereoRYZE Remix)
- Roses Are Red 2017 (Svenstrup & Vendelboe Remix Edit)
- Rookie (Fabio Brand Club Bootleg Mix)
- It’s Your Duty (Bimbo Jones Vocal Remix Edit)
- Pretty Young Thing (Club Mix Edit)
- Here We Go (Shanghai Surprise Remix Edit)
- Doin’ It To You (Tidus Done Club Mix)
RENE DIF Solo:
- I Believe (with Factual Beat) (Dance Club Mix)
- Jamaica Ska (Flipside Remix) (Rene Dif as Mista Dif)
- All Up To You (Hampenberg Radio Mix) (Rene Dif as Mista Dif)
- Til Døden Os Skiller (Darwich Remix)
AQUA WANTED LIST:
- Pretty Young Thing (Milk & Sugar Remix) (Lene)
- The Uhh Uhh Song (Xtra Fun @ The Beach Mix) (Rene Dif)
- Uh La La La (any remix) (Rene Dif)
- Alive (any remix) (Rene Dif as Ferrish Key)
- Sitting In A Room (any remix) (Rene Dif as Ferrish Key)
- Let It All Out (Push It) (any remix) (Rene Dif)
- Way To Go (any remix) (Rene Dif)
- S.T.E.R.E.O. (any remix) (Rene Dif with Kaya Jones)
- Celebrate The Love (any remix) (Rene Dif with Mirami)
- remixes of any song title not listed above
*My favorite remixes are of personal opinion entirely. All remixes in my collection are edited versions that were either released as professional edits or edited using my personal editing software. This page will be updated as new favorites are added, and new songs are released by the artist. If anyone can supply a track from my Wanted List, please contact me.