September 13, 2016


Aqua to Reunite for 20th Anniversary of 'Barbie Girl': Report

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Tim Roney/Getty Images

Get ready to hop in your hot pink Barbie dream convertible next year, because Aqua is reportedly planning a big reunion. That's right, the Danish Eurodance group who brought us "Barbie Girl"—one of the biggest one-hit wonders of the '90s—are coming together for the single's 20th anniversary.

According to The Sun, Aqua members Lene Nystrøm, René Dif,  Søren Rasted and Claus Norreen will tour their native Denmark in 2017 in celebration of the karaoke favorite. The band originally formed in 1989, but made a name for themselves in pop culture with "Barbie Girl" off their debut album Aquarium. The single was released in Europe in May 1997, and peaked at No. 7 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 four months later.

The track became a subject of controversy when Mattel sued MCA Records, Aqua's label, for violating their "Barbie" trademark. The lawsuit and its appeal were later dismissed. Aqua released two more albums, 2000's Aquarius and 2011's Megalomania, but nothing has beat the success of "Barbie Girl." 

While we wait for confirmed tour dates from the band, relive your nostalgia by taking this '90s band quiz and viewing Aqua's original video below: