The Barbie film soundtrack broke the UK singles chart record

Barbie has taken over the box office and now the film’s soundtrack has conquered the UK music charts too.

Songs by Billie Eilish, Dua Lipa and Nicki Minaj have made their way into the top five straight since the blockbuster release in shades of pink one week ago.

And those weren’t the only songs from the star-studded album to chart.

Elsewhere he would have been in the top 10, but Ryan Gosling brought some Kenergy at number 25 with his ballad I’m Only Ken.

Official Singles Chart bosses said it was the first time three songs from the soundtrack had reached the top five at the same time.

And they say it made history with a total of six songs in the top 40:

What I Was Made For, Billie Eilish – number three
Dance The Night Away, Dua Lipa – number four
Barbie World, Nicki Minaj and Ice Spice – number five
Speed Drive, Charlie XCX – number 19
I’m Just Ken, Ryan Gosling – number 25
Pink, Lizzo – number 39
Some of pop’s biggest names are behind the sparkling hit pink soundtrack, and you might think recruiting such a glitzy lineup would be hard work.

But the film’s music supervisor, George Drakoulias, told BBC Newsbeat you’d be wrong.

“No one said no,” he said. “Everyone was so excited.”

That includes the two stars at the top of George’s wish list, Nicki Minaj and Lizzo, along with superstar writer and producer Mark Ronson.

George said he coaxed Mark onto the project with a simple text message: “Hey Barbie?”

“He called me back and we sent him the script,” said George. “That started the ball rolling.”

Mark ended up composing the soundtrack, writing scores and writing the ending theme to the film, Dance the Night Away, with Dua Lipa.

The soundtrack also played a big part in Barbie’s massive marketing campaign.

Songs from the 17-track album had been released steadily leading up to the film’s release, which George said had “helped spark excitement for the film”.

“It’s a perfect symbiotic relationship of music driving movies and movies driving music,” he said.

“Once you see the film and how well the music works, as soon as they leave the theater, people go out and get the album.”

And, this is Barbie, a physical copy of the soundtrack available in “cotton candy” vinyl and on transparent pink cassette tape.

George declined to reveal his favorite song but said he was “blown away” by Billie Eilish’s What Was I Made For.

She said the singer was shown only 25 minutes of the film and managed to “take what she saw and encapsulate it into a heartbreaking song about being a woman”.

George said he was very proud of the album and its chart success was “the icing on the cake”.

“It’s Barbie’s world, we live in it,” she said.

Aqua’s Barbie Girl, sampled in the Nicki Minaj and Ice Spice film song, also returned to the charts for the first time since its original release in 1997.

And while plastic sure is amazing, Dave and Central Cee held on to the top spot, with the Sprinter entering its eighth week at number one.

Olivia Rodrigo is also sinking her teeth deeper into the number two slot, clinging to Vampires.