THE BARBIE movie features an ensemble cast led by Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling.
The latter also appears on the film’s soundtrack with Dua Lipa, Lizzo, and Nicki Minaj.
Who is on the Barbie movie soundtrack?
With a soundtrack equally as star-studded as its big-screen counterpart, the Mark Ronson-produced Barbie the Album includes songs by:
In the days leading up to the project’s release, the jam-packed soundtrack is expected to feature even more artists.
The team behind Barbie revealed via social media: “Even more Barbies and Kens to be announced.”
Barbie the Album’s first single is Dua Lipa’s Dance the Night and is scheduled to be released on May 26, 2023.
“Greta [Gerwig] said that the whole film was inspired by disco,” Dua teased about the record.
She told Dazed: “There’s a lot of very glittery and pop moments in it.
“The film – and there’s a lot of diversity in the cast – is touching exactly on the buttons that maybe it presses, and shows a different story.”
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Why is Aqua’s Barbie Girl not on the soundtrack?
Throughout the Barbie movie’s promotional campaign, fans have wondered why Barbie Girl by Aqua is not in any of the film’s teasers or soundtrack list.
Although Aqua’s manager Ulrich Møller-Jørgensen confirmed Barbie Girl won’t be in Greta Gerwig’s movie, an exact reason wasn’t provided.
It’s speculated Mattel’s lawsuit against Aqua’s record label may have played a role in the decision.
Years ago on September 11, 1997, Mattel filed a lawsuit against MCA Records; the music label Aqua was signed to.
Mattel claimed the single was a matter of copyright infringement.
At the time, a spokesperson for Barbie’s manufacturer told MTV News: “If Aqua or anybody else is interested in dancing with Barbie dolls, they’re going to have to ask us first.”
Ultimately, the case was dismissed on July 24, 2002.
During the legal procedures, Barbie Girl was ruled a parody song under the trademark doctrine of nominative use described by the US First Amendment.