July 29, 2023

Music

Barbie Movie Soundtrack Is a Hit with UK Audiences

Billie Eilish, Dua Lipa, Nicki Minaj lead Barbie soundtrack to chart success

By Madison Raymond July 29, 2023
Barbie Movie Soundtrack Is a Hit with UK Audiences

Barbie Movie Soundtrack Is a Hit with UK Audiences

The soundtrack for the new Barbie movie has broken a UK singles chart record, becoming the first film soundtrack to land three top five songs at the same time.

The album, titled Barbie: The Album, features contributions from a star-studded lineup of artists, including Billie Eilish, Dua Lipa, Nicki Minaj, and Ryan Gosling. So far, six songs from the album have charted in the top 40, with What Was I Made For? by Billie Eilish, Dance the Night Away by Dua Lipa, and Barbie World by Nicki Minaj and Ice Spice all reaching the top five.

The Official Charts Company, which compiles the UK singles chart, said that the Barbie soundtrack's success was "unprecedented" for a film soundtrack. "It's the first time that three tracks from a soundtrack have reached the top five at the same time, and it's also the first time that a soundtrack has had six tracks in the top 40," said the OCC's chief executive, Martin Talbot.

The Barbie soundtrack's success is a sign of the film's popularity. The movie, which stars Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling, has already grossed over $160 million worldwide. It is also the first film soundtrack to top the UK albums chart since Taylor Swift's Evermore in 2020.

The Barbie soundtrack's success is a testament to the power of music to connect with audiences. The album's diverse lineup of artists and genres has something for everyone, and it is sure to continue to be a hit with fans of the film and music alike.

About the Barbie soundtrack:

  • The album was released on July 21, 2023, the same day as the film.
  • It was produced by Mattel and Interscope Records.
  • The album features 13 tracks, including both original songs and covers.
  • The album has been met with positive reviews from critics, who have praised its diversity and its ability to appeal to both children and adults.
  • The Barbie soundtrack is currently available to purchase on all major streaming platforms.