Bumble Bees

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"Bumble Bees"
Single by Aqua
from the album Aquarius
Released August 9, 2000
Format 12", CD single
Genre Bubblegum dance
Length 3:52
Label MCA
Aqua singles chronology
"Around the World"
(2000)
"Bumble Bees"
(2000)
"We Belong to the Sea"
(2001)

"Bumble Bees" (originally called "Bumble Bee") is a song recorded by Danish-Norwegian dance-pop group Aqua. It was released as their eleventh single overall, and the third from their album Aquarius. The song more closely resembled their earlier releases, not possessing the slower beat of "Turn Back Time" or the anthemic, orchestral features of "Cartoon Heroes". The song was released in several countries in August 2000, peaking at number 6 in Denmark and at number 34 in Sweden. It was not released in the United Kingdom.

Music video[edit]

The video for the song was one of five Aqua videos directed by Peder Pedersen. It parodied the group's status as a 'Barbie band', gained due to the success of their breakthrough hit "Barbie Girl". It featured the group trying to make a good music video, but being hampered by a poor director, faulty equipment and the weight of René Dif being too much for a backstage crewman holding his support rope. The video was featured heavily on MTV Europe's "Comedy Weekend" in 2001.

Charts[edit]

Chart (2000) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[1] 65
Denmark (IFPI)[2] 6
Germany (Media Control AG[3] 96
Italy (FIMI)[4] 47
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[5] 34

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Australian Charts > Aqua". australian-charts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2011-09-04. 
  2. ^ Danish peak
  3. ^ "Chartverfolgung / Aqua / Single" (in German). Musicline.de PhonoNet. Retrieved 2011-09-04. 
  4. ^ Italian peak positions
  5. ^ "Swedish Charts > Aqua". swedishcharts.com Hung Medien. Retrieved 2011-09-04.