In a surprising turn of events, Ryan Gosling‘s Barbie ballad, “I’m Just Ken,” has made its mark on the music scene by securing the #87 spot on the prestigious Billboard Hot 100 chart in its first week. This achievement marks Gosling’s first-ever appearance on the coveted chart, which carries an interesting twist considering his musical background.
Before gracing the Hot 100, Gosling showcased his singing and dancing talents during his time on The Mickey Mouse Club as a young performer. Additionally, he was part of the ’00s rock duo called Dead Man’s Bones. However, his latest feat on the Hot 100 proves that there’s always something new to discover when it comes to the multi-talented actor.
“I’m Just Ken” stands out as a unique and purposefully overwrought masterpiece, capturing the essence of Ken’s character as he laments his afterthought status in Barbieland and within Barbie‘s heart. In the song, Ken poignantly expresses, “‘Cause I’m just Ken/ Anywhere else, I’d be a ten/ Is it my destiny to live and die/ A life of blond fragility?” The emotive lyrics and Gosling’s heartfelt delivery make it a captivating treat for listeners.
In addition to “I’m Just Ken,” Gosling’s musical prowess extends to a cover of Matchbox Twenty’s “Push,” sung in character. With these performances, he showcases his versatility as an artist, effortlessly breathing life into each song’s emotions.
The fascinating blend of Gosling’s acting and musical talent has taken the entertainment world by storm, resonating with fans and music enthusiasts alike. While the actor has undoubtedly made his mark on the big screen with memorable roles like “La La Land,” his recent venture into the music realm proves that his creative range knows no bounds.