‘Barbie’ Fans Outraged That ‘Barbie Girl’ Song is MIA From Movie Trailer
You’d think Barbie fans would be more than satisfied with the latest trailer for the Margot Robbie flick … but some have a serious question for those who worked on the movie — where’s the freakin’ Aqua song?!?!
That’s right, fans are scratching their heads at this week’s new look at Warner Brothers’ “Barbie” — with many calling the absence of Aqua’s “Barbie Girl” a HUGE missed opportunity.
Check out the responses to the missing 1997 hit … one says it’ll be heartbreaking if the song doesn’t make the cut.
Another fan points out, the trailer starts with Ken, played by Ryan Gosling, shouting out “Hi Barbie!” … with Margot responding, “Hi Ken!” … just like in the Aqua track.
When the movie was first announced, Ulrich Møller-Jørgensen — manager for Aqua lead singer Lene Nystrøm — said the track wouldn’t be used but never explained why.
Of course, there’s been a legal battle between Mattel and Aqua. The toy company filed suit against MCA Records back in 1997 for distributing the track — Mattel was concerned it would hurt the brand. Aqua came out victorious in the end.
Even Barbie is controversial these days … jeez.