Greta Gerwig’s Barbie movie has taken the world by storm, breaking box office records and painting the world pink. If you want to find songs like the Barbie soundtrack for your content, check out our picks below.
Who wrote the songs for the Barbie soundtrack?
All the Barbie movie songs weren’t written by the same person. While Mark Ronson co-wrote and produced the bulk of the project, a bunch of other songwriters pitched in to help.
Andrew Wyatt co-wrote a chunk of the soundtrack alongside Ronson, with additional songwriters like Rostam, the Picard Brothers, and Ricky Reed joining the party. Artists featured on the new Barbie movie soundtrack include Billie Eilish, Dua Lipa, Charli XCX, and more. If you want to listen to the whole thing, it’s available to stream and purchase as ‘Barbie: The Album.’
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Is the Barbie song in the Barbie movie?
Aqua’s ‘Barbie Girl’ is an absolute classic, but does it feature in the Barbie movie? Sort of. The 1997 pop hit has long been a bone of contention for Mattel, the company that created and owns Barbie. The song was even disputed in court, with Mattel accusing Aqua of trademark violation and ‘harming’ the Barbie brand.
So, they’ve not got the friendliest relationship. However, ‘Barbie Girl’ does appear in the Barbie movie. The timeless tune is sampled during ‘Barbie World’, a track on the Barbie soundtrack by Nicki Minaj and Ice Spice.
A couple of other golden oldies pop up through the new Barbie movie soundtrack, too. Matchbox 20’s ‘Push’ is reimagined by Ryan Gosling’s Ken, and the Indigo Girls’ 1989 hit ‘Closer to Fine’ plays several times in Barbie’s car.
How to find songs similar to the 2023 Barbie movie soundtrack
The bubblegum, larger-than-life nature of the Barbie movie soundtrack and visuals has produced tons of memes, trends, and shiny content ideas for creators. Whether you’re a professional or novice, there are plenty of ways to pay homage to the visuals – embrace pastel colors and start roller skating! But what about the music?
This is where it gets tricky. Using a well-known track from a social media platform’s music library will eat into your earnings; if you decide to bypass this and use tracks without obtaining the correct rights, you could end up in hot water.
Unless you’re planning to spend megabucks on a specific song, you can find plenty of Barbie-inspired music with Epidemic Sound.
Thanks to our direct licensing, you’re free to use over 40,000 royalty-free tracks without having to worry about copyright. Hop into the 30-day free trial below, and keep reading for 5 Barbie-themed tunes for your content.
5 songs to give you that Barbie soundtrack vibe
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Loving Caliber – I Love U (Sped Up Version)
Need something to match your sped-up TikTok videos, YouTube montages, or the hippest (and pinkest) corporate video ever? Loving Caliber’s ‘I Love U (Sped Up Version)’ should cover all bases. That beat will pull in any viewer, and once they’ve reached the chorus, that pitch-shifted ‘ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh’ refrain? Forget about it. Infectiously good.
Lupus Nocte, Zorro – Cry When It’s Over
Zorro teams up with synthwave obsessive Lupus Nocte for ‘Cry When It’s Over:’ an upbeat, twinkly ‘80s track that’ll remind viewers of a-ha in their prime. But – and it’s an important but – it's filled with the same existential dread Margot Robbie goes through in the Barbie movie. Happy-go-lucky with an undercurrent of something that’s just not quite right.
Mindme ft. Alexa Cappelli – Fire
If you want something similar to the punchier Barbie movie songs, you could try 'Fire' out for size. Mindme and Alexa Cappelli have whipped up a track that evokes Love Island as much as it does children’s toys. Banger.
Heyson – Sunset Love
Need a vibe like the Barbie soundtrack, but less shiny? Heyson’s Sunset Love will set you right. It’s still got a fun, poppy instrumental packed with finger-clicks and quirky guitar arpeggios, but there’s enough bass drops and eerie, cut-up vocals to set the tone. This is probably Weird Barbie’s go-to hype song.
Alex Khem – Train Ride
If you can’t get enough of Billie Eilish’s Barbie track, ‘What Was I Made For?’, then Alex Khem has the answer. ‘Train Ride’ is a low-key, acoustic song with delicately plucked guitar, scant piano, and soft-as-cotton vocals – it nails that multi-layered, introspective mood someone like Eilish does so well.
Was that not Kenough for you? Check out our dedicated Barbiecore playlist for more inspiration, and find the perfect soundtrack for your content every time.