Dua Lipa Hits No. 1 in the UK With “Barbie” Song “Dance the Night”

Dua Lipa at the MTV EMAs 2019
Dua Lipa at the MTV EMAs 2019. Photo by Shutterstock (10464850dg)

Dua Lipa made quite a splash with her catchy bop “Dance the Night”, and it was just a matter of time before this song topped the chart. That moment is finally here, and Lipa scored her fourth no. 1 single in the UK with the lead single from Barbie: The Album.

“Dance the Night” was originally released as the first song from the Barbie soundtrack in late May, and its rise to the top of the chart was quite historic. It replaces Billie Eilish’s “What Was I Made For” at no. 1, only a week after it was part of the first week to ever see six solo female artists chart in the top six on the UK Official Singles Chart at the same time.

This song also helped make Barbie: The Album history in the UK following its release on July 21. This album became the first soundtrack album with three songs simultaneously reaching the top five, including “Dance the Night”, “What Was I Made For?”, and “Barbie World” by Nicki Minaj and Ice Spice ft. Aqua.

“Dance the Night” also marks Lipa’s fourth single to hit no. 1 in the UK. She previously reached this milestone with “New Rules”, “One Kiss” with Calvin Harris, and “Cold Heart” with Elton John.