Barbie She’ll be on the big screen in a few weeks, and that means the world will get to hear Aqua’s “Barbie Girl” from movie theaters all over the world. This might come as a surprise to some people since Danish band Aqua has been denying that the song will appear in the movie for over a year. The song appears briefly at the end of the final trailer for the meta movie based on Mattel’s most famous doll, and according to Margot Robbie He was always in the movie despite his previous denials.

Speaking with Rolling Stone, Robbie explained that there was never a time when the song wasn’t part of a movie soundtrack, and even though it’s a Nicki Minaj and Ice Spice remix, the song is definitely there. Robbie said:

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“I was like, ‘Greta, how are we going to incorporate this song?'” We can’t do a Barbie movie and not have a nod to “Barbie Girl” from Aqua. There must be [Greta] He was like, “Don’t worry, we’ll find a great way to combine it.” And then, when she was like, “Guess who’s going to do a remix of Barbie’s song for Aqua? Nicki Minaj and Ice Spice.” I was like, “Together? Are you kidding?!” I knew right away that all of my girlfriends were going to lose their minds.”

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Barbie Girl is a theme song, but it needs to be updated to fit the Barbie movie

If there’s one thing that’s been made clear about Greta Gerwig Barbie, it’s not your typical story of a blonde bimbo, but of something more substantial and real, albeit one that uses the world of Barbie to tell its story. 1997’s Barbie Girl doesn’t have the same deep sense of purpose that Gerwig is trying to achieve with her film, hence the need for a remix.

The biggest surprise with the song used in the movie is the history between Aqua and toy company Mattel, which turned sour when the song became a hit over 25 years ago and Mattel sued the band for copyright infringement. Aqua ended up the other way around, everything got a mess but ended up with everything going nowhere and the two parties not really communicating with each other after that point.

Barbie It will definitely be a weird movie. Even after the multiple trailers, it’s still hard to tell exactly who the movie is aimed at. The context of the story is obviously over the heads of young children, but the idea of ​​adults telling their friends they’re going to see Barbie The movie is an equally bizarre prospect – even if it has the oomph of Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling. with Oppenheimer was released the same dayAnd other movies like Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny And Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part 1 With the movie only out for two weeks upon its arrival, it will be interesting to see how Barbie can fend off her competition when the movie is released on July 21.


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