Barbie Continues Its Dominance Of The UK Singles Chart As Dua Lipa Reaches Number One

Billie Eilish's What Was I Made For previously gave the singer her second number one hit in the UK.
Dua Lipa at the Barbie premiere in London
Dua Lipa at the Barbie premiere in London
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A month on from the Barbie movie’s release, its accompanying soundtrack is keeping its grip on the UK singles chart.

Last week, it was revealed that Billie Eilish had reached number one in the UK with her melancholic piano ballad What Was I Made For, which is featured in a key scene towards the end of the film.

Now, it’s Dua Lipa’s turn to celebrate, following the news that she’s topped the UK chart with her Barbie cut Dance The Night.

Dua’s track is featured in another of Barbie’s most memorable scenes, when Margot Robbie’s character invites all her pals over for a huge dance party, only to bring the whole thing to an abrupt halt when she suffers an existential crisis in the middle of it all.

Margot Robbie dancing to Dance The Night in the Barbie movie
Margot Robbie dancing to Dance The Night in the Barbie movie
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This marks Dua’s fourth UK number one overall, and her first as a solo artist since 2017’s New Rules.

She previously reached number one on the Calvin Harris track One Kiss and the Elton John collab Cold Heart.

As well as featuring on the soundtrack to Greta Gerwig’s hit film, Dua also made her acting debut in the movie as Mermaid Barbie.

It’s not just Billie and Dua who’ve enjoyed chart success with their Barbie tracks, though.

Billie Eilish
Billie Eilish
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Ice Spice and Nicki Minaj previously peaked at number four in the UK with their Aqua-sampling Barbie World, while Charli XCX reached the top 10 for the first time as a solo act in almost a decade with Speed Drive.

Meanwhile, Ryan Gosling’s big musical number I’m Just Ken made it up to number 13, and Lizzo’s opener Pink reached number 27 following the film’s release.

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