NOT HEARD TIËSTO'S REMIX OF AQUA'S “BARBIE GIRL” YET?
[Press Released Published: June 9, 2023]
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9 JUNE 2023 (TORONTO, ON) —Today, notorious Danish dance-pop group, AQUA, and DJ and music producer, Tiësto, team up to deliver the first-ever remix of AQUA’s iconic hit song, “Barbie Girl”, along with the lyric video. This marks the first time a remix of the Barbie anthem is being officially released by AQUA and comes in celebration of the inevitable new era of Barbie. The larger-than-life remake of the track was inspired by Tiësto’s daughter, as they have bonded over her love for the original song. “Barbie Girl” peaked at #7 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1997, has amassed over 9 billion streams worldwide, and 1 billion views of the music video on YouTube. It also has over 1 million videos using the sound on TikTok with over 2.7 billion views. Lately, the original version has seen an incredible increase in consumption given the recent 25th anniversary of the track and the release of the upcoming Barbie film trailer during which the chorus of the song is featured. Tiësto’s fresh take on the ‘90s hit will undoubtedly make listeners fall in love with the song all over again and it is available now via Geffen Records/UMG Denmark/Universal Music Canada.
AQUA says, “In many ways, Tiësto and our ride are quite alike. We've both been around for a while and have had to navigate through a constantly evolving music industry. I believe the reason we are both still here today is because we've never strayed from what we originally set out to do: have fun, let go, and party with our fans like there's no tomorrow!” says Lene.
Rene adds: “When Tiësto reached out, I felt both honored and very lucky that he wanted to work with us. At the same time, I also thought, 'Well of course he does. We're the perfect match!'. After hearing what he's done with the song, I can now say with certainty that I was 100% right”, Rene says, laughing.
Tiësto says, “’Barbie Girl’ is one of the most iconic pop songs in history, and I couldn’t be more honored to put my spin on it. My daughter absolutely loves this song, which is what inspired the remix, and makes this one even more special. I can’t wait to see everyone go crazy on the dance floor to it!”
Source Universal Music Canada
July 21, 2023 5:00am ET by Pressparty