How R U Doin?

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"How R U Doin?"
HowRUDoin.jpg
Single by Aqua
from the album Megalomania
Released14 March 2011 (2011-03-14)
FormatDigital download
GenreEuropop[1]
Length3:21
LabelUniversal, Mercury
Songwriter(s)Thomas Troelsen, Søren Rasted, Claus Norreen
Producer(s)Thomas Troelsen, Claus Norreen, Søren Rasted
Aqua singles chronology
"Spin Me a Christmas"
(2009)
"How R U Doin?"
(2011)
"Playmate to Jesus"
(2011)
Audio sample
"How R U Doin?"

"How R U Doin?" is a song by Danish-Norwegian pop group Aqua from their third studio album, Megalomania. It was released as the album's lead single on 14 March 2011. The song peaked at number four in Denmark, becoming the group's tenth top-ten single. It has since been certified gold by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) for sales of 15,000 copies.

Background and composition[edit]

On 9 March 2011 Aqua posted the single artwork to "How R U Doin?" on their Facebook page with the date "14.03.2011".[2]

The Europop[1] song was written by Søren Rasted, Claus Norreen, and Thomas Troelsen. The song serves as the first single from their upcoming third studio album which was released on 3 October 2011.

Music video[edit]

The music video starts off with Søren, René, Lene, and Claus walking towards the camera with the words 'How R U Doin?' appearing on-screen in-beat with the music. René and Lene are then driving white trucks throughout a dirty, post-apocalyptic environment with Søren and Claus as passengers, respectively. After doing jumps, maneuvering through explosions, and crashing into various objects, the group walks away from the trucks - away from the camera - with the words 'How R U Doin?' appearing on-screen one last time.

Track listing[edit]

  • Digital download[3]
  1. "How R U Doin?" – 3:21
  • Digital download — remixes[4]
  1. "How R U Doin?" (Freisig & Dif Remix) – 5:26
  2. "How R U Doin?" (Club Mix) – 6:01

Charts and certifications[edit]

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format
Scandinavia[3] 14 March 2011 Digital download
New Zealand[8]
United States[9]
United Kingdom[8]
Canada[10]
Denmark[4] 30 May 2011 Digital download — remixes

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Aqua Return To Ask "How R U Doin?" - Music News, Reviews and Gossip on Idolator.com".
  2. ^ "Aqua's Photos - Profile Pictures".
  3. ^ a b "How R U Doin? - Single by Aqua - Single on iTunes".
  4. ^ a b "How R U Doin? (Remixes) - Single by Aqua - Download How R U Doin? (Remixes) - Single on iTunes". iTunes Store. Retrieved 11 July 2011.
  5. ^ "Danishcharts.com – Aqua – How R U Doin?". Tracklisten.
  6. ^ "Ukrainian Chart" (in Ukrainian). FDR. Archived from the original on May 5, 2014. Retrieved January 30, 2014.
  7. ^ "Certificeringer | ifpi.dk" (in Danish). International Federation of the Phonographic Industry. Archived from the original on 18 August 2011. Retrieved 14 July 2011.
  8. ^ a b "How R U Doin? - Single by Aqua - Single on iTunes".
  9. ^ "How R U Doin? - Single by Aqua - Single on iTunes".
  10. ^ "How R U Doin? - Single by Aqua - Single on iTunes".

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