Stephen Thomas Erlewine from AllMusic called the song “one of those inexplicable pop culture phenomena” and “insanely catchy,” describing it as “a bouncy, slightly warped Euro-dance song that simultaneously sends up femininity and Barbie dolls. ” Larry Flick from Billboard wrote that “with her squeaky, high-pitched delivery, Lene Grawford Nystrom fronts this giddy pop/dance ditty as if she were Barbie, gleefully verbalizing many of the twisted things people secretly do with the doll. ” He noted that “at the same time, she effectively rants about the inherent misogyny of Barbie with a subversive hand”, adding that Rene Dif “is an equally playful and biting presence, as he embodies male counterpart Ken with an amusing leer. ” David Browne from Entertainment Weekly described it as a “dance-floor novelty that alludes to the secret, less-than-wholesome life of every little girl’s fave doll. ” Insider said that “Barbie Girl” is “sugary sweet” and “totally catchy”. Pop Rescue wrote that “this song is fun, undoubtedly catchy, and bouncy, with the personas of Barbie and Ken fitting perfectly with the vocal contrast. ”
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