Charli XCX to front new podcast series for BBC Radio 1

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In her first standalone podcast for BBC Radio 1, international popstar Charli XCX will spend twenty weeks chatting to friends and celebrity guests from around the world, to discover the songs that have been instrumental in shaping their lives, for Charli XCX’s Best Song Ever.

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Charli XCX’s Best Song Ever will premiere on BBC Sounds, Monday 9 August.

The news follows the star’s announcement of a new song ‘Good Ones’ which is due for release in September.

But back to the podcast thing. According to the blurb, by the end of each episode with Charli, special guests and cultural figures from across music, film, art and fashion will curate their ultimate life playlist by answering prompts to find out what The Best Song Ever is, for all different situations and stages of life. 

What’s the best song to get through a break-up? What tune will always get the party started? Or what is the one song you could belt every lyric to, even if you hadn’t heard it in years? 

Charli’s initial questions will serve as prompts to begin a deeper conversation, unearthing never before heard anecdotes, memories and emotions that come along their ‘Best Songs Ever’.

Along with her celebrity friends and listeners, Charli will examine and celebrate the power music has to move us and express our emotions. 

Fans can expect to hear from stars including Addison Rae, Beabadobee, Mark Ronson, Benny Drama, Barbie Ferreira, Ziwe, Bowen Yang, Tove Lo, Christine and the Queens, Caroline Polachek and many more, who will make up the twenty-episode first series.

Charli is an iconic figure in the arts, having helped expand the landscape of popular music over the last decade by seamlessly traversing the underground and the mainstream with her output. 

Her innovative approach has opened up new possibilities within the pop sphere for both her and others.

“The reason I wanted to do this podcast is because I love talking to people, and I love exploring the emotional connection any person can have with music”, Charli said. 

“Songs that soundtrack specific moments in life can amplify and affect a moment drastically and so I wanted to explore what those moments and songs are with some of my favourite creative people. 

“In every conversation I’ve had, I’ve learnt something brand new about each guest and I feel like I’ve gotten to know each and everyone one of them a little bit more.”

Charli XCX’s Best Song Ever was produced by Max O’Brien and Amy Lee for Novel Productions. 

It was commissioned for Radio 1 and BBC Sounds by Commissioning Executive Louise Kattenhorn.