Tag Archives: Charli XCX

It’s A Song About Boom
Hot 100 Roundup—6/21/14

Charli XCX—“Boom Clap” #62 Soundtrack fodder, reportedly a leftover from True Romance, and still better than 98% of whatever else has appeared on the chart this year. Charli XCX’s gift for hooks is amazing enough, but her gift for planting … Continue reading

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Unconscious: Hot 100 Roundup—3/22/14

Coldplay—“Magic” #24 The news of Chris Martin’s breakup with Gyneth Paltrow, conscious or not, lends this song a certain poignancy. It sounds like too little too late, as if Martin was arguing with someone who’s already made up her mind. … Continue reading

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The Year Starts Here: Hot 100 Roundup—2/16/13

At last, a great record makes an appearance, and I’ll try not to let the fact that’s it’s almost a year old bias me against 2013 (besides, there’s more great, newer stuff coming up next week). “I Love It” may … Continue reading

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More Charli XCX

Fader has posted a new remix of “You’re the One” by The Internet featuring Mike G. I may actually like this more than the original.

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Charlie XCX: “You’re The One”

As long as US programmers are concentrating on British trash pop like Rita Ora and Cher Lloyd, it’s going to be difficult for a real artist like Charli XCX to break in the US. This one won’t do it, but … Continue reading

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Oh yeah

“I Love It” from Icona Pop. Written by Charli XCX. Great sound, and the middle eight of the year.

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Charli XCX—”Stay Away”

When I first listened to “Stay Away” a few months ago, I was impressed but not decidedly so, filed it away in my head as “interesting”, and pretty much ignored it, even as more and more people were raving about … Continue reading

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