Charli XCX inspired by Britney Spears

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 1 September 2014
Charli XCX

Charli XCX

Charli XCX has admitted Britney Spears' track 'Hit Me Baby One More Time' inspired her to become a singer/songwriter

Charli XCX was inspired by Britney Spears.

The 'Boom Clap' hitmaker - who recently announced the release of her second studio album 'Sucker' to be released in October this year - has admitted listening to the pop princess' track 'Hit Me Baby One More Time' as a youngster encouraged her to pursue a career as a singer/songwriter.

She told The Mirror newspaper: "My inspiration was Britney. I remember hearing Hit Me Baby One More Time and it blew my mind."

Charli , 22, who co-wrote the number 1 hit 'Fancy' with Iggy Azalea and 'I Love It' with Icona Pop, has remained a huge fan of cheesy classics and still dances around to the Spice Girls.

She said: "I think all guilty pleasures are cool and I love dancing around. I love the Spice Girls too."

However, the Scottish-born singer recently admitted she does find the 'Icona Pop' hit annoying and is getting sick of artists asking her to replicate the track for them.

She explained: "I Love It' is one of the most annoying songs in the world but it's kind of cool and it's the same with '90s fashion which I'm obsessed with - it's so wrong it's right. So I just like that kind of style I guess.

"I just felt like I was being asked to replicate 'I Love It' over and over again for myself and for other people, and I was just a bit like... y'know I gave that song away for a reason."

Charli XCX

Over-14s show. Upcoming electro pop starlet plays songs from her debut album True Romance.

Britney Spears

The unpredictable pop princess performs songs from her seventh studio album, Femme Fatale, alongside other chart-topping hits, such as …Baby One More Time, Oops… I Did It Again, Toxic and Womaniser.

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