Charli XCX Covers Classic ‘I Want Candy’ With All-Girl Band


We’ve already seen her channel her ’90s-chick style in Iggy Azalea’sFancy” video… and now Charli XCX is taking it back another decade with her ’80s-style cover of “I Want Candy.”

The 1965 classic song by The Strangeloves has been covered numerous times, the most familiar being the 1982 verision by Bow Wow Wow … but the 22-year-old singer does not disappoint with her cover of the song!

The “Boom Clap” artist wore cat-eye shades and a red slit while performing the song with an all-girl band for TransmitterTV on a retro-looking stage.

We love the pop-rock twist Charli adds to the song. Watch the “I Want Candy” cover above and tell us what you think!

Check out the original version and Bow Wow Wow’s cover below!