It’s official: Barbie is a box office hit. The pop culture phenomenon is also taking over the UK singles chart.
Some songs from the original soundtrack for Barbie are climbing the UK chart ladder as Barbiemania sweeps the nation.
Topping it off is Dua Lipa’s “Dance The Night” (via Warner Records), the first single from Barbie: The Album, which climbs 12-3 on the Official Chart Update behind long-time leader “Sprinter” by Dave and Central Cee, and Olivia Rodrigo’s “Vampire” (Geffen), respectively. If it holds its place, “Dance The Night” will reach a new peak.
Close behind is Nicki Minaj, Ice Spice and Aqua’s “Barbie World” (Atlantic/Capitol/Republic) to rise 26-6, and there’s a bump for Aqua’s original 1997 kitsch “Barbie Girl” (Universal). The one-time leader is on track to re-enter the UK top 40 for the first time in more than 25 years, peaking at No.34 on the chart smash.
According to the Official UK Singles Chart, Barbie Girl is a member of the UK million-seller club, ranking 16th on the all-time chart.
Meanwhile, Billie Eilish’s soundtrack cut “What Was I Made For?” (Interscope) falls 9-12, while Charli XCX’s “Speed Drive” is set to return to the top 40 at No. 37.
Executive produced by Academy Award and Brit Award winning singer and producer Mark Ronson, Barbie The soundtrack features a star-studded roster of pop’s biggest creators, including Lizzo, Fifty Fifty, Kali, Gayle, Khalid, Haim and Ava Max.
Barbie is not having fun on the midweek chart.
Travis Scott, Bad Bunny and the Weeknd’s collaboration “K-pop” (RCA) is on track for the week’s highest debut, starting at No. 21 on the midweek chart.
Meanwhile, The Weekend (0207/Merky), a team-up of Brit Award-winning rapper Stormzy and local singer-songwriter Raye, will launch at No.24.
Finally, Zayn is on track for his eighth top 40 solo appearance with “Love Like This” (Universal Music Recordings). The former One Direction singer’s latest number debuts at No. 31 on the top-blast.
All will be revealed when the Official UK Singles Chart is released late on Friday, July 28.