When Aqua came on the scene here in the United States back in 1997 with their catchy tune “Barbie Girl”, they achieved success that many European bands at the time never achieved, making it into the top ten of Billboard’s Hot 100. The next single off the band’s Aquarium album, “Lollipop (Candyman)” only charted at 23 and Aqua was dismissed as a one-hit wonder in the U.S. Their success continued in Europe but in 2001, the members of Aqua decided to go their separate ways. Then in 2007, they reunited for a reunion tour which led to releasing a greatest hits album with the single “Back to the 80s”.
“Back to the 80s” gave Aqua their fifth international number one single and at the beginning of 2010, the band went into the studio to record their third album, Megalomania. The album was released in Europe just yesterday. The first single off Megalomania, “How R U Doin?”, dropped on March 14, 2011.
On September 12, 2011, Aqua released two more singles, “Playmate to Jesus” and “Like a Robot”. “Playmate to Jesus” was released as the radio single and “Like a Robot” is the club single.
Having listened to these singles, I think this is Aqua at their best and judging from another track off of Megalomania, “Viva Las Vegas”, it is a shame that Aqua’s latest album is not slated to be released in the U.S.
My goal is to make sure that Aqua gets the attention of the United States that they have internationally. So to anyone reading this blog post, my request is start calling your local radio stations and ask them to play “How R U Doin?” or “Playmate to Jesus”. It’s time that Aqua gets the respect they deserve!! Pass word about this post and Aqua’s new album around the internet. Tweet about Aqua and let’s get it trending.