As the July 21 premiere of Greta Gerwig’s ‘Barbie’ draws closer, the lineup of artists featured on the film’s official soundtrack has been unveiled. To celebrate the release of Disney’s live-action film ‘The Little Mermaid’, the Billboard staff put together a list of the top 100 Disney songs. Sam Smith has canceled an additional pair of UK gigs on doctor’s orders. And more!
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The ‘Barbie’ soundtrack is stacked! Sam Smith announces a project with Madonna and cancels a show. We’ve got Lauren Jauregui in studio. We run down the top Disney songs of all time and the stars remember the legend Tina Turner
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Welcome back to Billboard News, I’m Tetris Kelly, it’s Thursday, May 25th. And can I get one ticket for the ‘Barbie’ movie please? Because this soundtrack it’s everything. We already knew Dua Lipa was on the soundtrack for the ‘Barbie’ movie, but now we’ve got a whole other list of Barbies and Kens singing a tune for the film.
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Dua Lipa is not the only pop girly on the soundtrack. We’ve got Charli XCX, Lizzo, Pink Pantheress and Ava Max.
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The soundtrack features some alternative Barbies in HAIM and Gayle, plus some rapping Barbies, of course, Nicki Minaj, along with Ice Spice and Kali. Speaking of Kens, Ryan Gosling is on the soundtrack along with Dominic Fike, Khalid, Tame Impala and The Kid Laroi.
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Mark Ronson is executive producing the collection of tracks, and it’s even international with Karol G and K-pop group FIFTY FIFTY.
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Speaking of soundtracks, Disney has ruled the soundtrack charts for decades and we’re running down some of the best tracks. Pretty much everyone has heard a Disney song in their lifetime. There’s hundreds of them. To celebrate the release of Disney’s live-action film ‘The Little Mermaid’ the Billboard staff put together a list of the top 100 Disney songs. Here are the top five. A Disney classic first released in 1940, the first song on our list was made popular by a little cricket named Jiminy. It won the Oscar for Best Original Song and was Disney’s first Oscar winning track coming in at No. 5 on Billboard’s pick of top Disney songs ‘When You Wish Upon A Star’.
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The next song on the list is an upbeat classic featuring singing inanimate objects Lumiere and Cogsworth welcome us to the No.4 spot with ‘Be Our Guest’ from ‘Beauty and the Beast.’
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The next song on the list hasn’t appeared in a Disney movie at all but it’s one of the most publicly performed songs of all time. ‘It’s a Small World’ comes in at No. 3 on our list.
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The next song on the list has been in your head since it first “froze” it’s way into our homes in 2013– can you believe it’s been 10 years! “Let It Go” is No. 2 on our staff picks!
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And we couldn’t help but choose an iconic “Little Mermaid” song as our number one pick for top 100 Disney songs. The power ballad ‘Part of Your World’ originally sung by the voice of ‘The Little Mermaid’ Jodi Benson comes in at No. 1
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Which Disney song is your favorite? And who’s looking forward to hearing Halle Bailey sing the iconic No. 1 pick in the live-action remake? Sound off with your choices below!
Now let’s talk about Sam Smith. They’re teaming up with a legend but fans are focused on something else at the moment. Sam Smith makes headlines good and bad by upsetting some fans but Madonna makes everything better. At their concert in Manchester the ‘Too Good At Goodbyes’ singer had to exit stage after only four songs. They posted in a statement: “I fought off the virus a few weeks ago. During my third song I noticed something wrong with my voice. I came offstage and have tried everything to get my voice back in gear but it won’t. I am honestly heartbroken. I couldn’t finish the show tonight for you all.” They also posted that shows in Birmingham and Glasgow will also be rescheduled and available for refund, leaving some fans fuming and gutted. But they also had some good news yesterday: Sam announced a collab with the legendary Madonna
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If it’s anything like their work with Kim Petras on ‘Unholy’ we better be ready for a hit.
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Hey guys, it’s Lauren, I am so excited to be with Billboard June 7th in Nashville get your tickets.
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Now it’s time for my interview with Lauren Jauregui. She just announced her new EP and I sat down with her to talk all about it. Let’s talk about your lead single now ‘Wolves’ got two amazingly talented people on it Ty Dolla $ign and Russ,
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Why were those two guys the perfect people?
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This song was written back in like 2019. So Russ and I have always been friends you know, he’s an independent artist as well. And I learned a lot from him and all of the wisdom he puts out into the world as an artist and as being I felt very connected to him and we like grew a friendship just like kind of knowing each other, and then Ty heard the track and loved it, and wanted to hop on it. So he did.
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It feels like it was just yesterday that it was July, Fifth Harmony were celebrating 10 years and now it’s about to be July 11 years.
I mean, the fact that I can say I’m part of anything for 11 years. It’s just like a lot.
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And I feel like every every other week you guys are going viral for some moment or performance. What’s one that sticks out to you that you haven’t spoken on? I need to know like when you see this on the internet, you’re like, oh, man, I can’t, man.
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Well, with Fifth Harmony. This is an endless supply of that. There’s so much stuff definitely our carpet photos. I laughed so hard at y’alls comments about the carpet photos because I’m I feel you.
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For the full interview make sure you hit the Billboard.com That’s today’s show. Come back tomorrow for our Friday music guide. And let me leave you with some fond memories of the icon Tina Turner, I’m Tetris Kelly and this is Billboard News.
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With the passing of Tina Turner, many artists took to social media to share how the icon had inspired them and influenced.
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Beyoncé posted a message to her website for her beloved queen, writing, “I love you endlessly. I’m so grateful for your inspiration and all the ways you have paved the way you are strength and resilience. You are the epitome of power and passion. We are all so fortunate to have witnessed your kindness and beautiful spirit that will forever remain.”
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The two divas performed ‘Proud Mary’ together at the 50th annual Grammy Awards in 2008. Mariah Carey took to Twitter posting the words “Legendary iconic Diva and superstar are often overused. And yet Tina Turner embodies them all, and so many more an incredible performer, musician and Trailblazer to me she will always be a survivor and an inspiration to women everywhere.” Alicia Keys posted a heartfelt message on Instagram writing in part, “What a woman What a life What a warrior. The songs you sang gave us courage to step out and be our full selves. You are a fierce force as a woman and a performer. All of these things have been beacons of light for not only me, but all the people around the world finding ourselves and our fearlessness through our vulnerability.” And finally, Nicki Minaj posted, “Legend an icon and that doesn’t even scratch the surface. May she rest in perfect peace and may her legacy of brilliance and resilience live on forever. #SimplyTheBest.” To see our full roundup of celebs paying respect to Tina Turner and to Billboard.com