WATCH: Sam Fender covers Aqua's Barbie Girl

28 September 2019, 13:30 | Updated: 28 September 2019, 13:31

See the North Shields singer-songwriter cover the bubblegum pop classic from 1997 after celebrating his number one debut album.

Sam Fender has shared an unlikely cover with his legions of fans.

The North Shields singer-songwriter promised to do a cover of Aqua's Barbie girl if he reached number one with his debut album Hypersonic Missiles, and when he topped the chart last week, he was forced to follow through.

Watch him transform the bubblegum pop 90s classic into a mournful rock ballad courtesy of his Instagram Story.

Sam Fender and 90s band Aqua
Sam Fender and 90s band Aqua. Picture: Press & Tim Roney/Getty Images

After finally giving the fans what they wanted, the Play God singer said: "I'm never ever promising to do a fucking cover again, 'cause fuck me you did not let us forget about that".

Meanwhile, Sam Fender was the special guest at Liam Gallagher's homecoming gig at the O₂ Ritz, Manchester for Radio X.

Opening the set with Millennial, Fender showcased his debut LP with hugely popular songs, including The Borders, Dead Boys, Hypersonic Missiles and Will We Talk?

Watch Sam Fender play Hypersonic Missiles at the gig:

You can hear highlights of Radio X Presents Liam Gallagher with very special guest Sam Fender on Radio X from 7pm on Sunday 29 September.

Fender has recently announced new dates for 2020.

The nine-date-tour will include a show at London’s Alexandra Palace on 27 March and conclude with a homecoming show at Newcastle Arena on 3 April.

The gigs - which will also see the singer-songwriter play the likes of Manchester, Cardiff and Glasgow - will mark his biggest headline shows to date.

Tickets go on sale on tomorrow (27 September) from 

See Sam Fender’s 2020 spring UK dates:

20 March - Victroria Warehouse, Manchester

21 March - Victoria Warehouse, Manchester 

23 March - Barrowland Ballroom, Glasgow

24 March - Barrowland Ballroom, Glasgow

27 March - Alexandra Palace, London

30 March - De Monfort Hall, Leicester

31 March - Cardiff Arena

2 April - Leeds Arena

3 April - Newcastle Arena