Barbie isn’t just a beloved doll, she’s a doctor, a fashionista, and on some days, a kick-ass actress bringing life to our screen with these sick soundtracks.

The Barbie Diaries

In this movie, Barbie navigates junior high and all the drama it brings. She’s finding herself and using her music as an outlet. So while she’s going through a rollercoaster of drama and emotions, we’re getting great rock and pop music that sounds like they’ll feel right at home on any chart.

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Barbie & The Diamond Castle

This movie is all about everything Barbie holds dear: friendship, singing and fighting for freedom. Liana and Alexa use music and the power of their friendship to rescue their new friend from a magical castle. The plot is great and all, but the music is what’s really incredible.

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Barbie as The Island Princess

Ro gets shipwrecked on an island as a baby and sings for the entire movie. She sings on the island, she sings her way out of the Island, she sings on the ship out of the island, and she sings on the mainland. She sings a lot, and honestly, the only reason she’s getting away with it is because the songs bang HARD.

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Barbie as The Princess and the Pauper

This Barbie movie said, “One Barbie is great, but two Barbies?”

Barbie, as Annalise and Erika, sings her heart out on every single song. They both feel a little caged and have decided to sing their way through the problem, which is a very Barbie thing to do, if we’re being honest.

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Barbie and The Three Musketeers

Barbie became a musketeer just to remind everyone one more time, that if there’s one thing she’ll do, it’s fight. Whether it’s for what she believes in, or to protect others, she’s ready, pink dress, heels and all.

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Barbie as Rapunzel

All Barbie had was a magical paintbrush, a purple dragon and her voice.  She had to fight for her freedom from an evil witch of a woman (again), and I honestly don’t remember how I sat through this as a child because, for some reason, it scared me shitless.

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Barbie and the 12 Dancing Princesses

Barbie and her sisters spent the entire movie fighting a wicked woman who was trying to stop them from dancing, singing or doing anything that made them remotely happy (you know, the usual). But the five seconds wheb they got to be happy and twirl and harmonise were really good.

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Barbie in The Nutcracker

It’s the first Barbie movie ever made, and it was great, but the songs didn’t have that sing-along thing other Barbie soundtracks have. The music from this sounds magical and felt like it was made by angels, but 22 years later, and you won’t hear anyone humming along to “The Sugar Plum Princess”.

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