“Boom Clap” – Charli XCX


I am a sucker for a good hook and Charli XCX has an uncanny ability to sing some lyrics in a way that absolutely stick in the mind whether one wants them to or not. There was the kind of omnipresent “I Love It” where she teamed up with Icona Pop. Then there was the smash hit of the summer “Fancy,” where she stole the song from Iggy Azalea with a single line. She may be the one pop singer who everyone on the planet has heard yet only a fraction could name. Charli XCX’s own track, “Boom Clap,” may not get as much radio play as the aforementioned songs but it’s just as addictive and fun as any pop song that I’ve listened to this summer. Bow down to the Queen of the Hook. – Ryan