🎵 Weekly Music Newsletter: Dua Lipa’s Song of the Summer

Mic-Check Newsletter
8 min readJun 19, 2023

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13 years ago today, Katy Perry’s California Gurls reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, the first of five singles to top the chart from her Teenage Dream album—a feat equaled only by Michael Jackson’s Bad.

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The highly anticipated Barbie film, starring Margot Robbie, Ryan Gosling, Helen Mirren, Will Ferrell, Issa Rae, Michael Cera, Simu Liu, Kate McKinnon, America Ferrera, and John Cena, will be released next month. However, here at Mic-Check, we’re more excited about the film’s similarly star-studded soundtrack than the film itself. The soundtrack will feature Dua Lipa, Nicki Minaj, Lizzo, Tame Impala, Charli XCX, Ice Spice, HAIM, The Kid LAROI, Karol G, PinkPantheress, Khalid, Ava Max, and Dominic Fike, among others, and will be executive produced by Mark Ronson. Aqua, the Europop group behind Barbie Girl, is notably absent.

We have received our very first taste of the upcoming soundtrack, out July 21, in the form of Dua Lipa’s Dance The Night, her first…

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