It was released in May as the third single from the group's debut studio album, Aquarium The song topped the charts worldwide, particularly in European countries such as the United Kingdom, where it was a number-one hit for four weeks and remains one of the best-selling singles of all time. It also reached number 2 in the group's homeland and peaked at number 7 on the US Billboard Hot , where it remains Aqua's biggest hit single and their only one to reach the top 20 of the Hot It is Aqua's most popular work.
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It was first recorded in New York in by Barbie Gaye. A later version, recorded in by Jamaican teenager Millie Small , with very similar rhythm, became one of the top-selling ska songs of all time. Notorious record company executive Morris Levy agreed to purchase the song from Spencer. Although not involved in writing the song, Levy and alleged gangster Johnny Roberts listed themselves as the song's authors. In an effort to avoid sharing any royalties with Spencer, Levy removed Spencer's name from the original writing credits. Levy even claimed that Robert Spencer was his pseudonym.
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The kooky Danish quartet hit our ears properly for the first time with that crazy Eurodance track — which was actually their third single — back in , and then treated us to the annoyingly catchy Doctor Jones not long after. They released their album Aquarium in , followed by Aquarius in , and then went on hiatus. They released greatest hits albums in the meantime, then had a little reunion in which was followed by the album Meglomania in In total they sold 33 million albums and singles which made them the most successful Danish band ever. Not all their tracks were huge hits like Barbie Girl.