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"Doctor Jones" is a song by Danish dance-pop group Aqua. Released as the band's fifth single overall, it was the follow-up to their most successful song "Barbie Girl" in many regions. "Doctor Jones" was a similarly pop-oriented hit which sold well across the globe and ended the assumptions that Aqua would be a one-hit wonder; although they would remain so in America as "Barbie Girl" was their only hit there until "Lollipop (Candyman)" was released and hit the top 40 on the Hot 100.

"Doctor Jones"
Doctor jones.jpg
Single by Aqua
from the album Aquarium
Released8 December 1997
Format
Recorded1997
Length3:22
LabelMCA
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
  • Johnny Jam
  • Delgado
  • Claus Norreen
  • Søren Rasted
Aqua singles chronology
"Lollipop (Candyman)"
(1997)
"Doctor Jones"
(1997)
"Turn Back Time"
(1998)
Music video
"Doctor Jones" on YouTube

"Doctor Jones" was released around the world in a number of months, with the first release being in October 1997. Most of the releases would be in November 1997, with it hitting the charts in Japan, Scandinavia and mainland Europe in that month. December 1997 saw the Australian release achieve a successful chart placing at No. 1 for seven consecutive weeks, before the song made its impact in the UK in February of the following year. There, it became the group's second number one single, topping the chart for three weeks.

The song can also be heard in the 1998 Disney film I'll Be Home for Christmas. Allie Henderson (Jessica Biel) sings along with the song while riding in a car through Colorado.

Music videoEdit

The music video implies the song is based around the Indiana Jones character from the film series of the same name, with René Dif playing Jones and rescuing his fellow band members from a stereotypical voodoo tribe. The title logo is written in a similar form to that of the Indiana Jones logo. There is also a shot of airplane's flight path over a map, which is used in the film series. The lyric "Dr. Jones, wake up now" may also be a reference to Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom where Short Round implores Indiana Jones to "wake up" after being brainwashed by the blood of Kālī Ma, or during a scene on an airplane when Willie Scott says, "Calling Dr. Jones, wake up!".

The video was one of five Aqua-videos directed by Peder Pedersen, who would later spoof the Indiana Jones-movies again in his computer-animated short film Lego Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Brick (2008).

Track listingsEdit

Release historyEdit

Country Release date
Australia October 1997 (1997-10)
Europe
Japan
United States 1998 (1998)

ChartsEdit

CertificationsEdit

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Australia (ARIA)[32] 3× Platinum 210,000^
Belgium (BEA)[33] Platinum 50,000*
Germany (BVMI)[34] Gold 250,000^
Netherlands (NVPI)[35] Gold 50,000^
New Zealand (RMNZ)[36] Platinum 10,000*
Sweden (GLF)[37] Platinum 30,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[38] Platinum 600,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

ReferencesEdit

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