Barbie and the plasticity of pop
This past week, the film Barbie opened nationwide to massive success – and with it came a soundtrack, executive produced by Mark Ronson.
Functioning as both a companion to the movie and a stand-alone collection of hits, the album features everyone from Dua Lipa to reggaeton star Karol G to K-Pop group FIFTY FIFTY. This episode of Switched on Pop, we take a look at the singles from the soundtrack and see how well they embody the ethos of Barbie: plastic and all.
- Check out our 2021 interview with Mark Ronson (about Ginuwine’s “Pony”) here.
- We reference “vibe snatching” in this episode. Take a listen to our episode breaking down the phenomenon here.
- For more on Billie Eilish’s “No Time to Die,” check out our Bond episode from October 2021 here.
- Dua Lipa – Dance The Night
- Billie Eilish – What Was I Made For?
- PinkPantheress – Angel
- FIFTY FIFTY, Kaliii – Barbie Dreams
- Janet Jackson – Together Again
- FIFTY FIFTY – Cupid
- The Cardigans – Lovefool
- Charli XCX – Speed Drive
- Billie Eilish – No Time To Die
- Aqua – Barbie Girl
- Nicki Minaj, Ice Spice, Aqua – Barbie World
- Karol G, Aldo Ranks – WATATI
- Jul – My World
- Ludacris, Wiz Khalifa, Jeremih, Cashmere Cat – Party Girls
- Ava Max – Not Your Barbie Girl
- Ava Max – My Head & My Heart
- A Touch Of Class – Around the World (La La La La La)
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