Singer-songwriter Charli XCX, who co-wrote this week’s Number One single ‘I Love It’, says she doesn’t regret giving the song away to Icona Pop.
Charli XCX wrote the song with producer Patrik Berger during sessions for her own album, but the single has become a hit for Swedish duo Icona Pop featuring Charli XCX.
Speaking to NME in an interview available in the new issue, available today, Charli XCX said: “I don’t regret giving it away. [Icona Pop are] totally owning it. I sang it with them at South By Southwest, though, and it was this real girl power moment.”
Charli XCX also claims that she wrote the melody and lyrics in 30 minutes. On the difference between XCX’s original version and their own version, Icona Pop’s Caroline Hjelt said: “The original was more cute, in a way. Charli’s vocal was really cool and cocky, but we wanted the track to sound more Icona Pop so we took it to another producer called Style Of Eye. He made it exactly how we wanted it to sound.”
Icona Pop featuring Charli XCX’s ‘I Love It’ is currently at Number One in the Official UK Singles Chart, followed by ‘Blurred Lines’ by Robin Thicke/TI/Pharrell and will.i.am’s ‘Bang Bang’.