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The story behind “I’m Just Ken,” the most iconic “Barbie” musical number that blew up Spotify

Many viewers agree that they are going to the cinema to see this Barbie It’s quite an experience. Some highlight the production design, others the satirical script, and many also agree that the songs that make up the soundtrack are essential to the film. Among other things, for musical scenes like that of I’m just Ken one of the most iconic feature films.

However, like the emotional bus stop scene, this sequence didn’t receive the attention it ultimately received from the public and was actually less relevant to the plot.

That’s how he revealed it Music producer Mark Ronson in an interview with Vudu, where he says that the viral song played a much smaller role in the beginning. Ronson explained that the song was intended to be more of a minor key, but director Greta Gerwig requested an extension after hearing the first version.

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“It went from a song that might be played at some point in the film to a theme around which an epic battle was built. So basically we spent 11 minutes on Ken’s song,” he explained.

Music, something essential in “Barbie”

Since its theatrical release, it has been welcomed with open arms by critics and audiences, praised for its criticism of consumerism and beauty standards as well as its exquisite aesthetics and the performances of the cast. And they also agree that the soundtrack, with songs that are already part of popular culture, is the perfect support for the story.

An example is the song What was I created for? by Billie Eilish, which expresses the protagonist’s contradictory feelings very well Barbie as he travels into the real world and experiences an existential crisis.

And the other great example is the ballad by Ryan Gosling which shows the fear and existential crisis that Ken also suffers in his own way, as he ponders his place in a world without Barbie and whether she will ever see him as more than just a companion.

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Without this final musical sequence, the journey that Ken’s character takes would not be the same nor would it have had such a satisfying outcome. In fact, her song is further proof that the right creative decisions were made during the filming of “The Movie.” Barbie.

A world record at the box office

Since its premiere Barbie has carved out an unstoppable career and set audience records, and with just six weeks in theaters around the world, it’s now officially the the world’s most successful premiere of the year, with a collection of more than 1,360 million dollars.

The Greta Gerwig film with Margot Robbie in the lead role and producer was created with this data exceeded Super Mario Bros. Movie which has been the big hit of the year so far with $1.35 billion at the box office.

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