Barbiemania! Greta Gerwig's blockbuster sees soundtrack hits impact Official Chart

She's everything, he's just Ken.
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Hi Barbie! As the world celebrates the release of Greta Gerwig's candy-coloured blockbuster, several hits from Barbie's original soundtrack are expected to dominate the Official Singles Chart this week, with no less than five songs currently rushing towards the Top 40. 

Starring Margot Robbie as Barbie and Ryan Gosling as Ken, the film follows Stereotypical Barbie (Robbie), who leaves her seemingly perfect home in Barbieland to travel to the real world, where she becomes entangled with a human mother (America Ferrera) and her daughter (Ariana Greenblatt) to save Barbieland from certain doom, and learn a little more about herself along the way.

Barbiemania is well and truly hitting the UK this week, led by Dua Lipa's Dance The Night, the lead single from Barbie: The Album, curated by Mark Ronson (who holds a production credit on Dance The Night alongside Andrew Wyatt and the Picard Brothers) which is currently expected to bounce a magnificent twelve places to a brand new peak of Number 3. 

The OG doll could secure a second Top 10 entry this week, too, as Nicki Minaj and Ice Spice's Barbie World (which also credits Danish band Aqua, since it features a heavy sample of their notorious '90s hit Barbie Girl) is expected to leap fourteen places to Number 6.

And speaking of Barbie Girl, while it was originally thought the song wouldn't be incorporated into the soundtrack, the release of Gerwig's film has seen a knock-on effect on Aqua's original track, which hit Number 1 on its original 1997 release.

As it stands, Barbie Girl is on track to re-enter the UK Top 40 for the first time in more than 25 years, right now estimated at Number 34. Barbie Girl is a member of the rare million-seller club in the UK, where it stands as the 16th best-selling single of all time on the Official Charts.

Further down, Billie Eilish's contemplative What Was I Made For? (which soundtracks one of the film's most important and emotional scenes) is set to appear at Number 12 following its Top 10 debut, while Charli XCX's frantic Speed Drive could make its chart debut at Number 37. 

Ryan Gosling's power ballad I'm Just Ken looks to make a debut outside the Top 40 (51), which will sadly not help to end the rumours that Barbie is everything and he's just Ken.

We can also see Lizzo's Pink (54) and Sam Smith's funky Man I Am (70) rising as the days go by, so don't count them out for higher entries just yet.

Make sure to keep your eyes peeled on Official Charts for more updates on Barbiemania, and remember the Official Singles Chart will be revealed in full on and BBC Radio 1 on Friday at 5.45pm.

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