Around the World (Aqua song)

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"Around the World"
Single by Aqua
from the album Aquarius
Released 9 May 2000
Format CD single,cassette,12" vinyl
Genre Europop
Length 3:28
Label Universal
Songwriter(s) Søren Rasted, Claus Norreen
Producer(s) Søren Rasted, Claus Norreen
Aqua singles chronology
"Cartoon Heroes"
"Around the World"
"Bumble Bees"
Music video
"Around the World" on YouTube

"Around the World" is a song by the Danish-Norwegian dance-pop group Aqua from their second studio album, Aquarius. It was released as the album's second single in May 2000, and was their final release in the United Kingdom before their split in mid-2001. The song became their second and final number-one single from the album in Denmark.

Background and release[edit]

"Around the World" was originally called "Larger than Life", but was renamed after American boy band Backstreet Boys released a single with the same title in 1999. The group has described the song as a "happy-dancing song with a huge, massive choir."[1]

"Around the World" was released in May 2000, with the UK release following in December. The UK release became their lowest chart single at the time, peaking at #26. The chart position showed that their popularity had fallen and resulted in the follow-up "Bumble Bees". "Around the World" managed to reach #1 in the group's native Denmark. In Norway, it made the top 20 at #16, and in Sweden, it peaked at #4 and was certified Gold.

Charts and certifications[edit]


Chart (2000) Peak
Australia (ARIA)[2] 35
Denmark (IFPI) 1
Germany (Official German Charts)[3] 56
Ireland (IRMA)[4] 47
Italy (FIMI)[5] 17
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[6] 44
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[7] 6
Europe (European Hot 100 Singles) 51
Europe (Eurochart Hot 100) 40
Norway (VG-lista)[8] 16
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[9] 14
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[10] 4
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[11] 42
UK Singles (The Official Charts Company)[12] 26
US Dance Club Songs (Billboard)[13] 63


Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Sweden (GLF)[14] Gold 15,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone


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