Tracks from ‘Barbie’ are soaring on the Spotify charts. Here’s other top movie songs from the past 20 years


Australian actress Margot Robbie plays the lead character in the new Barbie movie | Source: Matt Winkelmeyer/WireImage

The most listened-to track so far on Barbie The Album takes the title by a mile—“Dance The Night” by Dua Lipa has been streamed 139 million times on Spotify since it was released on May 25, debuting at No. 43 on the Billboard Hot 100 and peaking at No. 25.

The next most popular track was released only days ago—“Barbie World” by Nicki Minaj & Ice Spice, which samples the original 1997 song by Aqua, was released June 23 and has already been played 78.6 million times on Spotify.

“What Was I Made For,” a heart-wrenching ballad by Billie Eilish, was released a week before the full album and has racked up 45.6 million Spotify streams since July 13 and debuted at No. 34 on the Billboard chart.

The next most popular songs are “WATATI (feat. Aldo Ranks)” by Karol G., which was been streamed 25.8 million times since its June 2 release, “Speed Drive” by Charli XCX, with 19.4 million plays, and “Angel” by PinkPantheress, with 13.1 million.

The Spotify Global Top 50, which is updated daily, on Thursday listed “Dance the Night,” “Barbie World,” “What Was I Made For” and “Speed Drive” as the “most-played tracks right now.”

Ryan Gosling’s “I’m Just Ken” has amassed 6.3 million Spotify plays since it was released on streaming platforms July 21 and the trailer featuring a clip from the song, posted to YouTube by Warner Bros. two weeks ago, has 7.7 million views.

Dua Lipa’s “Dance The Night” has been streamed 139 million times on Spotify since it was released on May 25, debuting | Source: Getty
The highest charting songs from movies since 2000
  • “See You Again” — With 12 weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, Charlie Puth and Wiz Khalifa hit it big with their song featured in Furious 7. The tune has been streamed 1.6 billion times on Spotify and spent 52 weeks on the Hot 100.
  • “Lose Yourself” — Also No. 1 for 12 weeks, Eminem’s top-ranking song ever came from the 2002 movie 8 Mile based on his life. The song spent 24 weeks on the Billboard chart.
  • “Independent Women Part I”: Spending 11 weeks at No. 1 on Billboard’s chart gave the girl group Destiny’s Child its third No. 1 after the release of the Charlie’s Angels remake in 2000. “Independent Women Part I” spent 28 on the chart.
  • “Happy” — With ten weeks at No. 1, the Pharrell Williams song featured in Despicable Me 2 in 2014 was an undeniable hit with 47 weeks on the Hot 100.
Pharrell Williams and wife Helen Lasichanh attend the premiere of “Despicable Me 3″| Source: Getty Images
  • “Check On It” — No. 1 for five weeks, “Check On It” by Beyoncé featuring Slim Thug rose in popularity after it played as the credits song in Steve Martin’s 2006 Pink Panther remake —it spent a total of 28 weeks on the chart.
  • “Shake Ya Tailfeather” — This hip-hop track spent four weeks as the No. 1 and 13 weeks total on the Billboard chart. Nelly, P. Diddy and Murphy Lee’s song rose to popularity after appearing in Bad Boys II in 2003.
  • “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” — This animated hit spent three weeks at No. 1 and three on the charts. The stuck-in-your-head tune is by Carolina Gaitan, Mauro Castillo and the cast of Encanto.
  • “Sunflower” — With one week at No. 1 but 53 weeks on the chart, this song from Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse by Post Malone & Swae Lee had one of the longest Billboard runs in history.
Post Malone’s song Spiderman had 53 weeks in the charts | Source: Getty Images
  • “Can’t Stop The Feeling!” — It was also only No. 1 for a week but spent a year on the Billboard chart: Justin Timberlake scored a wider audience than just fans of the 2016 movie TROLLS with his dance-friendly hit.
Surprising fact

“Let It Go” from the Disney movie Frozen never topped the Billboard chart despite its widespread success. It spent 33 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 and peaked at No. 5. It was also the first Disney animated musical song to reach the chart since “Colors of the Wind” from Pocahontas. Other songs that made it big from movies but never topped the charts include”All Star” for Shrek by Smash Mouth (which peaked at No. 4) and “Accidentally In Love” by the Counting Crows from the movie Shrek 2 (peaked at No. 39) and “Life is a Highway” by the Rascal Flatts, a redo of a Tom Cochran song solicited for the movie Cars. It peaked at No. 7.

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