New version is available now

Notorious Danish dance-pop group Aqua and DJ and music producer Tiësto team to deliver the first-ever remix of Aqua’s iconic 90’s 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 No. 7 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1997, has amassed over nine billion streams worldwide, and one billion views of the music video on YouTube. It also has over one 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.

“In many ways, Tiësto and our ride are quite alike,” Aqua’s Lene shares. “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!”

“When Tiësto reached out, I felt both honored and very lucky that he wanted to work with us,” the group’s Rene adds. “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.”

“‘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,” Tiësto states. “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!”

Upon its release in May 1997, “Barbie Girl” became a global phenomenon, making everyone sing along to the lines “I’m a Barbie Girl, in the Barbie World”. Thanks to the doll-centered storyline and kitschy music video, which perfectly matched the playful aesthetic of the 90’s perfectly, the single raced to the top of the charts worldwide and became an instant classic. Even though the song sounded tailor-made for children, the lyrics told a different and much more un-child friendly story, which infuriated parents everywhere. Nonetheless, the plastic fantastic song catapulted Aqua into the public consciousness.