News Icona Pop Top UK Singles Chart With ‘I Love It (Feat. Charli XCX)’

The Swedish pop duo bag Number 1 in UK Charts with ‘I Love It (Feat. Charli XCX)’.

Well, we proclaimed that 'I Love It (Feat. Charli XCX)' was 'Song of the Summer', erm, last summer, so it’s sure been a long time coming. Now it's official, though, because our favourite Swedish pop duo of the moment have only gone and nabbed top spot in the charts.

Icona Pop graced our cover almost a year ago to the day, and when we caught up with them again back in April, they were doing pretty well at the whole Breaking America lark. Now they’re at Number 1 in the UK with ‘I Love It (Feat. Charli XCX)'.

“It’s just so weird, when you imagine that we’re just this small band that started up on the sofa 4 years ago,” Caroline Hjelt told us two months ago, when the pair were sitting at Number 34 in the Hot 100 Billboard.

Aino Jawo added: “When it comes to Billboard or magazines or something you’ve known about for such a long time, it’s so weird when you see your little name over there, and a little picture. Next to some other artist that you’ve been listening to for a long time!”

Icona Pop might think their success is “crazzzy” – to quote Aino – but it just looks like they’ve fulfilled their own prophesy. “We’ve got the world”, they sang, and now it looks like they do.

Elsewhere in the charts, Tom Odell defied angry dads and stalwart critics by topping the UK Top 40 Albums.

Watch the official video for 'I Love It' below:


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