Charli XCX

Top Ten

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Charli XCX is a brash young musician from London making her own claim on the theme of modern riot girl. Creating super fun pop influenced by ’90s pop culture, sci-fi, Hello Kitty, and a whatever attitude, she is working it her own way. Charli tells us the top ten things that make her life complete.


1. “All Is Full of Love” by Björk 

It’s my favourite Björk song… and whenever I listen to it on a plane, it never fails to make me cry. Maybe it’s the altitude, but it’s probably just because Björk is a genius with the most beautiful voice I’ve ever heard.

2. Robert Smith of The Cure

Because he’s perfect and his music is so romantic and haunting. Plus, he’s my hair inspiration.

3. The Tumblr Dedicated to Michelle Williams from Destiny’s Child

It’s called Poor Michelle, and I mean, really, please just read it…

4. When Michelle Says “My Vibe Too Vibealicious for Ya, Babe” in “Bootylicious” 

Yeahhhh. Vibessss.

5. Tegan and Sara’s Record “Heartthrob” 

I think I’m pretty late on this one. Everyone had told me that this record was amazing, but for some reason, I just never got around to listening to it… but now that I have, I play it all the time. I think it’s the best pop record of this year so far… and maybe even last year too.

6. Fake Tattoos 

Because I’m way too indecisive to get a real one… and Chanel does these amazing swallow ones now, which I absolutely love.

7. Buffalo Platform Shoes

They make me taller; they are super fierce, and they make me feel like the sixth member of the Spice Girls… wooo.

8. Emojis 

I can’t really send a text without them… or an email… or a tweet or anything. I know they are really fucking annoying… but I don’t careeeee. They are magic, magic, magic.

9. Audrey Horne, Lena Dunham, and Fairuza Balk 

These are my girl crushes and also probably my dream dinner party.

10. My Album

Because it’s taken me so long to make, and it’s finally done. And I’m really proud of it.