Dave Gee: Entertainment Now: Scandinavia kickstarts pop music revival
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Monday, October 29, 2007

Pop music is making a resurgence on the UK music charts, and now two more 90s pop groups have announced comeback plans.

Swedish dance-pop quartet Ace of Base have also reformed and been busy in the studio, with a new album due out in Europe next spring (that's 'Northern Hemisphere spring') . They've also announced dates for an upcoming reunion tour... visiting Denmark, Russia, and Lithuania, with more stops likely.

Ace of Base had huge international success in the 90s, with singles like The Sign, Don't Turn Around, All That She Wants, and Beautiful Life. Their debut album Happy Nation/The Sign sold over 23 million copies worldwide.

Unfortunately though, Ace of Base have this week denied media speculation they've been asked to take part in the next Melodifestivalen, the competition which selects Sweden's entry for the Eurovision Song Contest.

Meanwhile, colourful Danish pop group Aqua are most famous for their worldwide smash single Barbie Girl, but also had international success with the songs Dr Jones, Turn Back Time, Cartoon Heroes, and Around the World.

The bubblegum-pop quartet from Denmark have also been back in the recording studio, laying down a few new songs which will apparently be added to a fresh Greatest Hits package due out next year, with a European tour also on the 2008 calendar.