Cunoscuta pentru piese ca Barbie Girl si Dr. Jones, formatia Aqua a revenit pe scena muzicala cu single-ul Back To The 80s, la noua ani de la ultimul hit al trupei. Cantecul este inclus pe albumul Greatest Hits, lansat in aceasta vara.

Aqua este o trupa formata in 1994. Lene Nystrøm (voce), Rene Dif (voce), Claus Norreen (chitara, keyboard) si Søren Rasted (keyboard, voce) au devenit cunoscuti prin cele doua albume lansate: Aquarium (1997) si Aquarius (2000).

Trupa s-a destramat in 2001, dar a revenit pe scena in 2008, pentru opt concerte sustinute in Denemarca. Anul acesta au lansat un nou material, al doilea disc "greatest hits" din cariera.

Greatest Hits contine 19 melodii: 16 dintre piesele mai vechi ale trupei, in varianta remasterizata, dar si trei piese noi: Back To The 80s, My Mamma Said si Live fast, Die Young. Albumul a fost lansat pe 15 iunie in Danemarca, iar o editie internationala a materialului va aparea pe 22 septembrie. In prezent, Aqua se afla intr-un turneu de promovare al noului material.

Back To The 80s este primul cantec de pe noul material care beneficiaza de un videoclip. Piesa pomeneste nume ca Michael Jackson, Twisted Sisters, David Hasselhoff, Tom Cruise, Ronald Reagan, Don Johnson.

Vezi aici site-ul trupei si pagina de myspace.

Aqua - Back To The 80s

"Back in the Ronald Reagan days

When we put satellites in space

When boys wore skinny leather ties,

Like Don Johnson from Miami Vice

When M&M was just a snack

And Michael Jackson's skin was black

Back when the coolest thing in store,

Was a Commodore 64

Back to the 80s, back to Soap

Back to Rocky and Cherry Coke

Those were the days and we go

Back to the 80s, say "Hey there, Mister T."

Put Twisted Sisters on MTV

Those were the days, I'll come back

To Iron Maiden and 7-Up

Bananarama and Breakfast Club

Come back, come back, I'll come back

When Huey Lewis was the news

And we went flying with Tom Cruise

When shoulder pads and looking tough

Was the dirty David Hasselhoff

Too many men with heavy makeup on

Too many poodles with guitars

Thanks for all the joy you've given us

You will always be our superstars

Hooray for Cosby and Rubik's cube

Hooray for Dynasty and moon boots

Hooray for Devo and barber curls

Hooray for Poltergeist and Barbie girls"