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How Dua Lipa’s Love For ‘Dance-Crying’ And An Instagram DM Led To Barbie’s ‘Dance The Evening’

One of many standout factors for Greta Gerwig’s Barbie film was the soundtrack. The ability ballad “I’m Simply Ken” turned such an enormous hit, and Billie Eilish may very well be on the best way to a different Oscar along with her heart-shattering tune “What Was I Made For?” However one tune from the film that introduced again disco was Dua Lipa’s “Dance the Evening,” which she explains got here from her love for “dance-crying” and an Instagram DM.

“Dance the Evening” is an instance of a tune that stays in your head for a very long time. You simply should play the lyric “Come alongside for the experience” and I’m pepped for my morning exercise. As for a way this stunning creation of a Barbie tune got here into being, Dua Lipa (who additionally cameoed as Mermaid Barbie) spoke on THR’s Songwriter Roundtable with this reply:

It was, from the very starting, essentially the most enjoyable expertise. It was one thing that I hadn’t carried out earlier than. Principally, the best way it got here to be was Mark Ronson DM’d me on Instagram, which is bizarre as a result of we’re pals, so we textual content. He was like, ‘I’m engaged on this movie with Greta Gerwig and it’s Barbie, and it’s presumably the funniest script I’ve learn, and I really need you to put in writing the tune for the massive dance scene within the movie.’ I used to be like, ‘That is an absolute no-brainer. One thousand % sure.’ I used to be on tour on the time, so I used to be like, ‘OK, when does the tune must be due?’