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"Cartoon Heroes" is a song by the Danish-Norwegian dance-pop group Aqua from their second studio album, Aquarius. The song was sent to radio stations worldwide on January 1, 2000.[1] It was their first release anywhere for over 14 months due to the time spent touring the world, resting and recording the second album.

"Cartoon Heroes"
Cartoon Heroes.jpg
Single by Aqua
from the album Aquarius
ReleasedFebruary 1, 2000
FormatCD single, 12" vinyl, cassette
Recorded1999
Genre
Length3:38
LabelUniversal
Songwriter(s)Søren Rasted, Claus Norreen
Producer(s)Søren Rasted, Claus Norreen
Aqua singles chronology
"Good Morning Sunshine"
(1998)
"Cartoon Heroes"
(2000)
"Around the World"
(2000)
Music video
"Cartoon Heroes" on YouTube

Although a commercial success, "Cartoon Heroes" failed to follow the success of earlier songs such as "Barbie Girl" and "Doctor Jones". In Denmark, the song debuted at number one and went on to become the best-selling single of 2000, with sales of 32,765 copies.[citation needed] It also topped the charts of Italy, Norway and Spain and reached the top ten in at least nine other countries, including Belgium, Ireland, Sweden and the United Kingdom. It also found success in Australia, France, Germany, the Netherlands and Switzerland.

Contents

Music videoEdit

The music video for this song was filmed in December 1999. It starts with an American newscaster reporting on broadcast that a one-eyed sea monster attacks the world prompting an SOS call for Aqua in space. The quartet wakes up in zero gravity and Søren pushes up the gravity lever. They put on their hero suits and prepare to drive their spaceship to planet Earth where the sea monster is deep in the ocean. The quartet then puts on their diving suits and they fight the sea monster they seek. The green slime that bursts out of the sea monster's defeat transmits to the ending where the triumphant quartet returns to the ship with Søren and Claus who's had their leg and arm injured and the ship goes to the surface.

Track listingEdit

European maxi CD

  1. "Cartoon Heroes" (radio edit) – 3:38
  2. "Cartoon Heroes" (Metro's That's All Folks Remix) – 6:22
  3. "Cartoon Heroes" (Hampenberg Remix) – 5:41
  4. "Cartoon Heroes" (Junior's Playground Mix) – 7:53
  5. "Cartoon Heroes" (E-Lite Extended Remix) – 9:09

Australian CD single

  1. "Cartoon Heroes" (radio edit) – 3:38
  2. "Cartoon Heroes" (Love to Infinity Classic Mix) – 6:28
  3. "Cartoon Heroes" (TNT Mix) – 7:29

Cartoon Heroes (Remixes) (iTunes) - 2017

  1. "Cartoon Heroes" (Radio Edit) – 3:39
  2. "Cartoon Heroes" (Metro's 7" Edit) – 4:07
  3. "Cartoon Heroes" (Love To Infinity's Classic Radio Mix) – 3:08
  4. "Cartoon Heroes" (It's Soda Club Radio Mix) – 4:19
  5. "Cartoon Heroes" (Metro's That's All Folks Remix) – 6:26
  6. "Cartoon Heroes" (Love To Infinity's Classic Mix) – 6:31
  7. "Cartoon Heroes" (It's Soda Club Mix) – 7:26
  8. "Cartoon Heroes" (Junior's Playground Mix) – 7:57
  9. "Cartoon Heroes" (Hampenberg Remix) – 5:43
  10. "Cartoon Heroes" (E-Lite Extended Remix) – 9:12
  11. "Cartoon Heroes" (TNT Remix) – 7:30

Charts and certificationsEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  12. ^ "Íslenski Listinn Topp 40 (Vikuna 02.3. - 09.3. 2000)" (PDF) (in Icelandic). Dagblaðið Vísir. Retrieved 5 July 2018.
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  30. ^ "New Zealand single certifications – Aqua – Cartoon Heroes". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved 27 June 2019.
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