Swedish electronica duo Icona Pop is making waves in the U.S. with their single, “I Love It.” The aggressive pop track hit a new high of no. 54 on Billboard's top singles chart, the music chart company reported on Thursday.
Icona Pop scooped up “I Love It” from British singer-songwriter Charli XCX, who co-wrote and also features on the song. The infectious club track was originally released last year and ended up on many best of 2012 lists (including one compiled on Examiner). It first received promotion in the U.S. as the theme song for the “Jersey Shore” spin-off show “Snooki & JWoww.” The song would receive its big break stateside in January, though, when it was featured in an episode of Lena Dunham's HBO show, “Girls.”
Since “Girls” character Hannah's ecstasy-induced trip to “I Love It,” the single has been climbing up Billboard's Hot 100 singles chart. This week the relentless dance track hit no. 54 on the tally and looks to keep going up with Icona Pop's latest exposure at SXSW. While revenge can be bitter, Icona Pop sound like they are having a blast on song, singing in an unapologetic fashion: “I don't care / I love it!”
“I Love It” was lifted from Icona Pop's “Iconic” EP, which was released last August in the U.S. Ms. XCX's own "True Romance" album will be released on April 16.
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