What Was I Made For? Billie Eilish hops onto 'Barbie' soundtrack

What Was I Made For? Billie Eilish hops onto 'Barbie' soundtrack

"Get ready to sob"! Billie says her new song for the 'Barbie' movie will change your life. 

Billie Eilish
Billie Eilish / Instagram (@billieeilish)

 Billie Eilish is officially Team Barbie.  

The 21-year-old has announced that she wrote and recorded a new song for the new 'Barbie' movie coming out this month.

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The seven-time Grammy Award winner announced her involvement in the movie's star-studded soundtrack on Thursday. 

"Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!! 'What was I made for?' coming out July 13th at 7am pt. !!!!!!!! We made this song for Barbie and it means the absolute worrrrllld to me. This movie is gonna change ur lives and hopefully, the song will too. Get ready to sob," Billie wrote.

The 'Ocean Eyes' hitmaker also tagged her brother Finneas Baird O'Connell in the post. The siblings often write and produce songs together. 

They won an Academy Award in the 'Music (Original Song)' category at the 2022 Oscars for Billie's James Bond song, 'No Time To Die'. 

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Billie also shared childhood pictures on her Instagram Story that prove that she has been a longtime 'Barbie' fan!


'Barbie: The Album' officially drops on July 21. The now 18-track album features several music superstars. Billie's new song will be the seventh single released from the album. 

Nicki Minaj and Ice Spice feature on 'Barbie World' - a song that samples Aqua's 1997, 'Barbie Girl'. 

Dua Lipa released her 'Barbie' song, 'Dance The Night', in May 2023. The single is currently at number two on Top 40 with Danny brought to you by CTM

Another 'Barbie' song also features on the Top 40 chart. Pink Pantheress's 'Angel' sits at #20. 

Lizzo, Charli XCX, and Gayle also have songs on the soundtrack, which is produced by Mark Ronson, Andrew Wyatt, and the Picard Brothers.

Ryan Gosling, who plays Ken in the movie, performs 'I'm Just Ken' for the soundtrack. Margot Robbie plays Barbie. 

More surprise guest artists are expected to be announced in the days leading up to the movie's release. Mark Ronson told TIME magazine before Billie's announcement that there are two more songs to come.

"One of the artists is obviously one of the f**king greatest living artists around but also had a very personal, idiosyncratic tie to Barbie as well,” he said at the time, which many believe was a reference to Billie. 

That leaves just one more big artist announcement! 

Watch the 'Barbie' movie trailer below:

Main image credit: Instagram/ (@billieeilish)

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