5 Songs From the Barbie Soundtrack You'll Be Listening to This Summer
The highly anticipated Barbie movie is completed with a smashing soundtrack, featuring some of the biggest names in the music industry.
The upcoming Barbie movie is generating quite a buzz among fans of all ages around the globe. Directed by the talented Greta Gerwig and co-written with Noah Baumbach, this live-action adaptation of the beloved Barbie dolls is set to be a groundbreaking addition to the franchise. With a star-studded cast featuring Margot Robbie as Barbie and Ryan Gosling as Ken, audiences can't wait to witness the tale unfold on the big screen.
However, what makes this movie even more thrilling is its soundtrack, which features a lineup of some of the biggest names in the music industry, along with a few delightful surprises. Here are five freshly released Barbie hits that you'll be listening to all summer.
5. KAROL G feat. Aldo Ranks – WATATI
Released as the second single from Barbie: The Album, KAROL G's Latin banger in collaboration with Aldo Ranks is a true Reggaeton hit. In addition to the Colombian singer's voice matched with Aldo Ranks' rap verse, the overall energy of this song captivates listeners with its infectious beat and melody. Though it may not stand out as boldly as some of the other tracks, it's certainly a gem that deserves more recognition.
4. Charli XCX – Speed Drive
The latest addition to Charli XCX's catalog of car-themed songs, "Speed Drive" is a testament to her unique style and unparalleled attitude. Packed with synthy pop goodness, Charli's verses exude confidence that only she can deliver. This track leaves you wanting more, and its addictive nature will have you hitting the replay button over and over again. Plus, the seamless nod to "Hey Mickey" adds a perfect touch to the overall experience.
3. PinkPantheress – Angel
PinkPantheress is on the rise to becoming one of the most influential artists of the 2020s, already recognized for her distinctive sound and artistic vision. With each release, she continues to capture listeners with exciting, interesting, and sometimes wonderfully quirky tracks. "Angel" not only showcases her at her best, blending soothing vocals with UK garage beats and Irish strings, it also delivers the perfect vibes for this movie.
2. Nicki Minaj feat. Ice Spice – Barbie World
A collaboration that's been highly anticipated, Nicki Minaj and Ice Spice team up for "Barbie World." The combination of the infamous Aqua background vocals, strong beat, and the super satisfying way the two artists share lines in the chorus is sure to secure the song's spot in the charts. The only criticism the song has received has to do with its short duration, as it feels as if the track starts playing halfway through, leaving listeners wanting more.
1. Dua Lipa – Dance The Night
As the lead single from the Barbie movie soundtrack, Dua Lipa's "Dance The Night" is an indisputable choice, and it delivers on all fronts. Infused with Dua Lipa's signature nu-disco style, the track is packed with irresistible grooves. While it may resemble her previous hits from the Future Nostalgia album, the song remains a pleasant bop that perfectly fits the Barbie world.