Hitmakers: Charli XCX reveals the secrets behind Icona Pop's I Love It

Ben Homewood

When a teenage Charli XCX was writing Icona Pop’s I Love It in a hotel room, she thought it was going nowhere. But after hitting No.2 in Sweden, it replaced Blurred Lines as UK No.1 in 2013. Here, the star recalls a smash that sparked her hitmaking career...

I spent a lot of time writing in Sweden and the first time I went there I was 17 or 18. I was working with this guy Patrik Berger and I ...

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