Various Artists - Barbie: The Album (2023)

Reason for Listening:
#4 on the Billboard 200 (Week of 20230812).
Last Week: 2 | Peak: 2 | Weeks on Chart: 2
Billboard Listing: Barbie: The Album - Soundtrack - [pink B album cover]
I've heard some of these tracks on Spotify prior to listening to this album (e.g., "Dance the Night", "Barbie World", and "Speed Drive"), which have motivated me to listen to the entire album even without having seen the movie.
Standard edition cover for the digital version

Released 20230721.
17 songs. 44:05. Barbie: The Album (2023)
17+2 songs. 44:05+9:15. Barbie: The Album (Best Weekend Ever Edition) (2023)
First listen. Standard.
I've heard "Barbie World" several times before and I'm still not impressed by it
"Butterflies" by GAYLE samples Crazy Town's "Butterfly"; what a throwback ["Butterfly" was released in 2000]
"Choose Your Fighter" sounds like a DDR song [I did not find any evidence that it sampled any DDR song]
Huh. That sounds familiar (start of "Barbie Dreams")... "when I close my eyes..." "fantasy..." Oh I got it... "I know you are there staring back at me." These are lyrics from "Together Again" by Janet Jackson. Basically these two lyrics have the same exact sound: "When I close my eyes, it's a fantasy | Perfect plastic life from a magazine" and "Everywhere I go, every smile I see | I know you are there smilin' back at me." [okay, yes. I confirmed the track is an interpolation of "Together Again"]
Deluxe edition cover
I listened to Ryan Gosling's cover of "Push" (it's on Spotify as a single). I think I heard this on Spotify the other day. In any case, I like it
I listened to Brandi Carlile and Catherine Carlile's cover of "Closer to Fine" (it's also on Spotify as a single)

Songs in bold are the bonus tracks on the Best Weekend Ever edition.
3: "Dance the Night" by Dua Lipa; "Barbie Dreams" (ft. Kaliii) by FIFTY FIFTY;
2: "Speed Drive" by Charli XCX; "Angel" by PinkPantheress; "butterflies" by GAYLE; "Choose Your Fighter" by Ava Max; "Push" (from Barbie the Album) (Matchbox Twenty cover) by Ryan Gosling;
1: "WATATI" (ft. Aldo Ranks) by KAROL G; "Hey Blondie" by Dominic Fike; "Forever & Again" by The Kid LAROI; "Closer to Fine" (from Barbie The Album) (Indigo Girls cover) by Brandi Carlile and Catherine Carlile;
0: "Pink" by Lizzo; "Barbie World" (with Aqua) by Nicki Minaj and Ice Spice; "Man I Am" by Sam Smith; "Journey to the Real World" by Tame Impala; "I'm Just Ken" by Ryan Gosling; "Home" by HAIM; "What Was I Made For?" by Billie Eilish; "Silver Platter" by Khalid;


Overall Rating: 5.0/5
Favorite Song: "Dance the Night" by Dua Lipa

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