Barbie Hit Mix

Barbie Hit Mix

by Barbie



With the popularity of the Kidz Bop series and likeminded kid-oriented albums of pop hits, it was only a matter of time before the longstanding queen of preteen culture, Barbie, got in on the act. Barbie Hit Mix's liner notes show Barbie and her friends gussied up in rocker threads and guitars alongside tickets for a "Pink Dolls" concert, suggesting that the album could be a collection of songs covered by Barbie and her band (could a Barbie & the Rockers reunion be far behind?). However, the compilation actually reveals Barbie to be a relatively hip DJ. Barbie Hit Mix kicks off with a surprisingly convincing version of OutKast's "Hey Ya!"; even though this rendition of the song overlooks the inherent bittersweet nature of lyrics like "Nothing is forever...then what makes love the exception," it does score points for keeping the lines about all the Beyoncés and Lucy Lius reporting to the dancefloor. Barbie must be a big OutKast fan, because none of the other songs on Barbie Hit Mix sound as much like the original versions. In fact, most of the rest of the songs are performed by a female vocalist (who might as well be Barbie herself) and a chorus of girls. This girl power approach targets the album's main audience and works especially well on "With You," "Tomorrow," "So Yesterday," and, believe it or not, "What I Like About You." Of course, the collection wouldn't be complete without a song from that living Barbie doll Britney Spears, and Barbie Hit Mix completes the circle with a version of ."..Baby One More Time." While it's not the most authentic of the kids-singing-along-to-pop-singles collections out there, it does provide plenty of singalong fun for sleepovers and birthday parties, all done up in shocking pink.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/06/2004
Label: Rhino
UPC: 0081227807429
catalogNumber: 78074

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Barbie   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Luiz Bonfá   Composer
Robert Ellis Orrall   Composer
Lauren Christy   Composer
Cathy Dennis   Composer
Shania Twain   Composer
Lisa Collins   Art Direction
Robert John "Mutt" Lange   Composer
Tim Lever   Composer
Joey Levine   Producer
Jimmy Marinos   Composer
Andy Marvel   Composer
Charlie Midnight   Composer
Linda Perry   Composer
M. Simpson   Composer
Mike Skill   Composer
Kara DioGuardi   Composer
Graham Edwards   Composer
Damon Thomas   Composer
Billy Mann   Composer
Loren Hill   Composer
Kevin Veney   Composer
Mike Percy   Composer
John Shanks   Composer
Maria Toledo   Composer
Max Martin   Composer
Jeff Coplan   Composer
Andrea Kinloch   Executive Producer
Chris Lindsey   Composer
André Benjamin   Composer
Harvey Mason   Composer
Aimee Mayo   Composer
Stacie Orrico   Composer
Michelle Branch   Composer
Lucy Woodward   Composer
Kevin Kadish   Composer
Scott Spock   Composer
Sabelle Breer   Composer
Lisa Gunes   Art Direction
John Squicciarino   Engineer

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