Our Gorge-tastic Barbie Playlist for ‘Speed Driving’ to the Movie Theater

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Barbie Movie still
Whether you have a pink convertible or a Toyota Camry, here’s your personal soundtrack for speed driving to the Barbie movie.

Life in plastic is fantastic, especially with Greta Gerwig’s Barbie only days away. This movie stars Margot Robbie as the always stylish/ambitious Barbie and Ryan Gosling as Ken. Just Ken.

Dreamy songs from the original soundtrack already debuted on major streaming platforms, along with a list of featured artists — one of the most popular being Dua Lipa’s “Dance the Night Away.”

Still, there are other #GirlPower hits even Barbie would call “gorge.” We’ve got you covered with a Y2K-esque Barbie Fairytopia: Mermaidia-inspired playlist for driving to AMC.

Barbie movie poster
Barbie movie poster

California Gurls” — Katy Perry ft. Snoop Dogg

Katy Perry’s got her beach-y California aesthetic on lock. Even if the singer is currently performing in Las Vegas, her fine, fresh, and fit single dominated 2010’s music charts. Most Teenage Dream tracks match the vibe of Greta Gerwig’s 2023 film.

I Don’t Want It At All” — Kim Petras

Kim Petras is a pop star of many eras. She was nicknamed the Queen of Halloween after releasing Turn Off the Light. She recently dropped the mini-project Slut Pop, performing the EP in full for Coachella and New York City’s Governors Ball.

In her collection of neon-hued singles lies “I Don’t Want It At All,” “Hills,” and “Heart to Break” — each perfect for a trip to “Malibu” or hitting up Rodeo Drive.

Dance the Night Away” — Dua Lipa

This Barbie is a mermaid! In addition to starring in Barbie, Dua Lipa co-wrote “Dance the Night” with Wyatt, Caroline Ailin, and Mark Ronson specifically for this film. The artist is known for her Grammy Award-winning Future Nostalgia, which leans heavily on disco-pop sounds.

Angel” — PinkPantheress

PinkPantheress is known for her curated Y2K aesthetic — bringing her mini purse on stage for concerts is just the icing on the “piece of cake.” Additionally, this singer is behind Barbie’s “Angel,” a dreamy pop single that, surprisingly, has a fiddle during the chorus. It doesn’t seem like it should work, but it does.

“Everyone tells me life was hard, but it’s a piece of cake,
Even if Johnny hasn’t answered in a couple days,
You won’t check your phone so you can’t tell me you’re okay, because
Johnny, my baby, did it always have to end this way?”
– “Angel,” PinkPantheress

I Love It” — Kylie Minogue

With an album titled Disco, it makes sense to include Kylie Minogue in anything Barbie-related. “I Love It” already landed on RuPaul’s Drag Race as a lip-sync song, which makes singing along with this track in the car that much more fun.

Barbie Girl” — Aqua

It wouldn’t be a Barbie playlist without Aqua’s “Barbie Girl.” This 1997 release remains an essential aspect of pop culture, even working its way into the Barbie soundtrack via Nicki Minaj and Ice Spice. Nicki Minaj being the original Barbz makes this collab more gorgelicious.

“The film is so visually stimulating,” Minaj tweeted following the Barbie premiere. “The actors can actually act, & the comedic timing is actually on time. Bravo. I’ll see it again & give my final analysis around the 21st.”

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