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Twitter Is *Really* Upset That Taylor Swift Isn’t On ‘Barbie: The Album’

Wake up, babe, it’s Barbie day. ICYMI, Greta Gerwig’s highly-anticipated Barbie hit the screen on July 21, and its soundtrack, Barbie: The Album was also released on all streaming platforms. I don’t know about y’all, but I’ve been bumping this soundtrack all day — the Tame Impala track is just too good not to groove to, and Ryan Gosling’s “I’m Just Ken” is my new go-to song to sing in the shower. However, while there are major artists like Lizzo, Dua Lipa, and Billie Eilish on the roster, Twitter has marked one superstar noticeably absent — and they’re still upset that Taylor Swift wasn’t featured on the Barbie soundtrack.

When the tracklist for Barbie: The Album came out, I was also shocked to not see Swift on it. I mean, Lover is incredibly Barbie-coded, and I would’ve loved another feminine, pop-anthem from one of music’s biggest stars to add to my playlist. Although Swift was rumored to appear on the album after its initial announcement on July 15, fans were still hopeful that Swift would surprise us all with a track once the album was released. However, when Barbie: The Album hit streaming platforms today, let’s just say fans were a bit disappointed.

For some fans, the album fell flat — and Swift was the only way it could’ve been saved.

Couldn’t they just replace Dominic Fike with Blondie? Twitter would love that, TBH.

Even if they didn’t make a new track, fans are wishing that a Swift song was at least featured in the movie.

A Barbie album without Taylor? Fans are taking offense.

Some Swifties wanted Blondie to hit the silver screen herself for a cameo in the film.

However, some fans still really liked the album. (They’d just like it more if Swift was included, and I get that.)

julianna (she/her) is an associate editor at her campus where she oversees the wellness vertical and all things sex and relationships, wellness, mental health, astrology, and gen-z. during her undergraduate career at chapman university, julianna's work appeared in as if magazine and taylor magazine. additionally, her work as a screenwriter has been recognized and awarded at film festivals worldwide. when she's not writing burning hot takes and spilling way too much about her personal life online, you can find julianna anywhere books, beers, and bands are.