Iconic Barbie Song Won't Appear In Margot Robbie's Latest Movie
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A huge mistake has been made and it involves the most iconic Barbie song ever not being included in Margot Robbie's new film.
Just this week, Warner Bros. released some first-look pictures of Robbie in the new Barbie film.
And while we were thrilled to have a new film to rival the cartoon masterpiece that is Barbie: Swan Lake, we're not happy about the soundtrack.
"Come on Barbie, let's go party!"
Incredible words that apparently will not be heard during the new Barbie film because, as Variety reports, the new film will not feature Aqua's iconic 'Barbie Girl' song.
According to Ulrich Møller-Jørgensen, who manages everyone's favourite Barbie singers, "The song will not be used in the movie."
That sounds like a pretty massive mistake to us, and a lot of people agree, and many have taken to Twitter to comment on the devastating news.
One said: "remember when everyone bullied the makers of the sonic film and they changed it? who do we have to harass to reverse this decision? this film CANNOT exist without Barbie Girl by Aqua."
remember when everyone bullied the makers of the sonic film and they changed it?— Meg🌹 (@meganrose_a) April 30, 2022
who do we have to harass to reverse this decision? this film CANNOT exist without Barbie Girl by Aqua💔 pic.twitter.com/av9GfwQKQt
While another added: "all jokes aside where’s the point if u don’t have barbie girl as one of the soundtracks? big L."
A third chimed in, offering a potential reason for the soundtrack snub: "I mean didn’t Mattel sue them over the [song] originally? I didn’t think they would use it anyway but it’s such a missed opportunity."
The user is referencing the past tension between the Danish pop group and Mattel, who created the Barbie brand.
Back in 1997, 'Barbie Girl' climbed to the top of the chart and sold more than a million copies in the US.
As crowds of people scream-sang 'life in plastic, it's fantastic', Mattel thought the pop anthem was anything but.
The brand ended up suing MCA records, who distributed the track, for trademark infringement. Mattel was worried that the catchy song could cause damage to the Barbie brand.
At the time, Mattel noted that not only does the song feature a 'promiscuous Barbie doll' and a 'licentious Ken doll' but also 'the video features the Ken doll dismembering the Barbie doll by pulling off her arm'.
So, we take it the brand didn't enjoy the 'imagination' and 'life is your creation' attitude of Aqua.
In response to the lawsuit, Aqua countersued, making defamation claims against Mattel.
Ultimately, a District Court in California dismissed both lawsuits but it seems that the rift between the iconic singers and brand remains.
So, no 'come on Barbie let's go party' for anyone.
UNILAD has reached out to Warner Bros. for comment.
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