Monday, April 22, 2024

Pop Chart: “Barbie” Soundtrack Debuts at Number 2, Loses Top Spot to Korean Girl Group New Jeans


This is tough stuff.

The soundtrack to movie powerhouse “Barbie” did not arrive at number 1 this week, according to

“Barbie” finished second, coming in behind a Korean KPop girl group called New Jeans. Their album is inelegantly titled “2nd EP Get Up.”

The “Barbie” soundtrack has spawned a lot of singles on the iTumes Top 100, but so far none have caught on in a big way. The only one close to a hit is Dua Lipa’s “Dance the Night,” which was released on May 27th and has been in and out of the top 10.

Meantime, Billie Eilish, Lizzo, and Nicki Minaj have tracks that are floating around the charts but not breaking through big time. Ryan Gosling’s “I’m Just Ken” had a brief boost but has fallen to number 70.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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