Ryan Gosling scores a UK Top 40 hit with Barbie song ‘I’m Just Ken’

Ryan Gosling made the UK Top 40 with his 2010 hit Barbie Soundtrack “I’m Just Ken”.

The Barbie The film continues to break records and the accompanying soundtrack is the first of its kind to have three top five songs on the UK Singles Chart simultaneously.

Greta Gerwig’s latest comedy about the Mattel doll has already broken several box office records. Its debut weekend grossed US$162 million (£125 million) at the global box office.

Now, a week after the film’s release, the accompanying soundtrack is available. Barbie: The albumAccording to the Official Charts Company, he breaks previous records in the UK Singles Chart.

Billie Eilish’s thoughtful “What Was I Made For?” managed to peak at number three this week, followed by the album’s lead single, Dua Lipa’s disco-pop track “Dance the Night” at number four.

Fifth place goes to the remake of Aqua’s “Barbie World” by rappers Nicki Minaj and Ice Spice.

The star-studded album also has Charli XCX’s energetic “Speed ​​Drive”, Gosling’s soulful ballad and Lizzo’s lively bop “Pink” in the Top 40.

Meanwhile, rapper Dave and Central Cee’s “Sprinter” is climbing to an eighth week at number one, as is Olivia Rodrigo’s “Vampire,” which remains at number two on the chart.

Margot Robbie in Barbie

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Last year Disney’s magical Colombian comedy Encanto was the first animated film soundtrack to have three top 10 concurrently with “We Don’t Talk About Bruno”, “Surface Pressure” and “The Family Madrigal”.

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Despite the BarbieThe soundtrack of , which caused a stir among British listeners, was not lacking The IndependentAdam White is equally impressed.

“Billie Eilish spearheads a soundtrack as unpredictable as the film that inspired it,” White wrote in his three-star review of the album.

However, the film itself also managed to impress critics The Independent‘s Clarisse Loughrey, who called it a “near-miraculous accomplishment” in her five-star review.

Barbienow in theaters, follows Margot Robbie’s eponymous doll on her adventure into the real world, where her journey of self-discovery begins.

Ryan Gosling plays Barbie’s boyfriend Ken, and Issa Rae, Simu Liu and Kate McKinnon also star in other versions of Kens and Barbies. America Ferrera and Will Ferrell play humans.

Director Gerwig, who also wrote the screenplay together with her partner, director Noah Baumbach, spoke in a recent podcast (White noise), revealed a scene that was eventually removed from the final version.

“We had a kind of fart opera in the middle [of Barbie]. I found it really funny. And that wasn’t the consensus,” said Gerwig, 39.

Additional coverage from Press Association.

Emma Bowman

Emma Bowman is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Emma Bowman joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing emma@ustimespost.com.

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