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Charli XCX Covers “I Want Candy” and It’s Awesome

Charli XCX does a fantastic job covering The Strangeloves’ 1965 song “I Want Candy” on a London-based music YouTube channel. The hit single has been previously covered and released as singles by Bow Wow Wow in 1982 and by former teen heartthrob turned Dancing with the Stars contestant Aaron Carter in 2000.

XCX’s current single “Boom Clap,” which is part of the soundtrack to The Fault in Our Stars, peaked at #6 on the UK Singles Chart and was #13 on the US Billboard Hot 100.

XCX is also featured on Iggy Azalea’s single “Fancy” and Swedish electropop duo Icona Pop’s 2012 song “I Love It”. You can purchase XCX’s debut album True Romance here and her single “Boom Clap” here.