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Barbie fans are furious about the song used in movie trailer

Barbie fans are furious about the song used in movie trailer

Warner Bros. dropped the latest trailer for the film this week

Film fans have been left baffled and frustrated over the soundtrack for the latest Barbie trailer - but the issue isn't so much with the song that's been chosen, as much as it is with the one that got overlooked.

Warner Bros. dropped the pink and shiny new trailer for Greta Gerwig's upcoming flick this week, giving us a closer look at Margot Robbie's Barbie and Ryan Gosling's Ken.

We were introduced to Barbie Land and saw Robbie going about her day in character, crossing paths with a few other Barbie and Kens before setting out on an adventure to the 'real world'.

There have been all sorts of reactions to the scenes, from confusion and wonder over *that* shot of Robbie's feet to comparisons between Gosling and a longtime US talk show host, but for many viewers it wasn't the look of the film that warranted a reaction.

The trailer is soundtracked by The Beach Boys' 'Fun Fun Fun', with its jaunty introduction and upbeat rhythm fitting well with the positive vibes of the movie.

It's definitely not a bad song choice, but loads of people think it just wasn't the right song choice - not when a track called 'Barbie Girl' exists.

Fans can't believe the track was overlooked.
Twitter/@EliiAK

Released in 1997, the song by Aqua has become a cult classic, and one that regularly springs to mind at any mention of the word 'Barbie'.

So the decision to overlook the track when it came to making the trailer has been branded, at least by one viewer, as a 'crime'.

"I can’t believe they didn’t use aqua’s Barbie girl for the trailer??? this feels like a crime," the frustrated Twitter user wrote.

Another agreed, commenting: "1) I'm mad that I actually want to watch this now. 2) Equally mad that they didn't choose Barbie Girl for the trailer."

Many viewers pointed out Barbie and Ken say 'hi' to each other in the advert just like they do in the song, suggesting it would have been the perfect opportunity to incorporate it.

One even felt so strongly about the soundtrack that they took it upon themselves to re-edit the trailer with Aqua's song over the top, claiming that's the way 'it should have always been'.


I'm not quite sure what Aqua or Warner Bros. would have to say about that decision, but the remake has racked up thousands of views and a lot of positive comments.

One reads: "100% better, can't wait for the fan edit of the whole movie with this soundtrack."

There's obviously a lot of support for 'Barbie Girl' to feature in Gerwig's upcoming movie, but the decision not to use it shouldn't actually come as much of a surprise.

Last year, Ulrich Møller-Jørgensen, who manages Aqua lead singer Lene Nystrøm, told Variety: "The song will not be used in the movie."

Unfortunately there was no explanation why, and we may never know. But whatever the reason, it's obviously not strong enough to stop the fans.

Featured Image Credit: Warner Bros.

Topics: Margot Robbie, Music, Ryan Gosling, TV and Film, Twitter, Barbie