Released: 24 September 1996
Members: Claus Norreen, Lene, René Diff, Søren Rasted
Style: Dance, Eurodance
Label: Universal Music
Info: 'Roses Are Red' is the second song the group released and the first under the name Aqua. It became an instant hit all over Scandinavia. It reached number one in the Demark Charts, number two in Normay and ended on number 5 in Sweden.
The song was inspired by the popuar poem 'Roses Are Red' first writed by Sir Edmund Spenser in 1590. You can find it in his epic books of 'The Faerie Queene'
The full poem by Sir Edmund Spenser:
She bath'd with roses red, and violets blew,
And all the sweetest flowres, that in the forrest grew.
The full poem by William Wallace Denslow:
The rose is red,
The violet's blue,
Sugar is sweet,
And so are you.
The full poem found in Gammer Gurton's Garland:
The rose is red, the violet's blue,
The honey's sweet, and so are you.
The text in the song by Aqua:
Roses are red and
Violets are blue
Honey is sweet,
but not as sweet as you