Barbie is one of the summer’s most exciting new films and its soundtrack is shaping up to be amazing. Alice Glass recently revealed her music will be featured in the film, and shared a remix of Aqua’s iconic ’90s banger “Barbie Girl”.
Glass shared the amazing news by posting a 33-second snippet composed of clips from the Barbie trailer starring Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling. The singer also shared a pre-save link for the single, set to be released on the same day as the film itself – July 21.
“Barbie Girl” was originally released by Danish-Norwegian dance-pop group Aqua in 1997, as the third single from their debut studio album Aquarium. It went on to become one of the best-selling singles of all time and reached No. 1 in many countries across the globe, including Australia and the UK.
Using “Barbie Girl” in Greta Gerwig’s new film makes total sense given its campy nature, but how do members of Aqua feel about it? Lene Nystrøm told Variety that using the song would be “cheese on cheese” and that the original won’t be featured in the film. Søren Rasted added they’re still excited to see Barbie because “it’s going to bring [them] a lot of attention, no matter what.”