We took on the impossible task of ranking the best 20 songs by the best underground popstar on the planet. The Sucker highlight was the closest thing to Boom Clap on the record but it had even more saccharine appeal. The on-the-run video clip also seemed to be the start of Charli realising her aesthetic potential.
At the age of just 25, self-proclaimed futuristic pop star Charli XCX is doing the most, and we mean that in the best way possible. With features on her songs from artists like Carly Rae Jepsen, Kim Petras, cupcakKe, and Cardi B to a current spot on Taylor Swifts Reputation tour — not to mention a mission to uphold the "fabulousness" that is the world of pop music — all add up to one thing: the reign of Charli XCX is only just beginning. Given the British-born singer's four studio albums including favorites Pop2 and Number 1 Angel , a string of recent single releases, and a plan to create more music in than ever, we're counting down the best 10 songs she's released so far. View On One Page. Photo 0 of Previous Next Start Slideshow.
Britney Spears, " Piece of Me ". I remember hearing this song and thinking the lyrics were incredible, especially the part about sneaking away to the Philippines. The auto-tuned verse made it sound like it was from the future. The Cure, " Close to Me ". I just love the way he sings. I also love the singer Annabella Lwin, how she was 15 years old and punk as fuck. I listen to this song before I go on stage, and it always makes me feel free. The Flying Lizards, " Money ". Is it possible to say it sounds new and old at the same time? Femme, " Fever Boy ".
Skip to Content. She's the Home Counties girl pushing pop to the edge of the avant-garde. Let's run down Charli's best moments to date. Written by Clare Considine Published on