Ought to Have Been Greater: Charli XCX’s “Break The Guidelines” Deserved Extra

Charli XCX hit all the appropriate notes in 2014. After lending her voice to Iggy Azalea’s chart-topping “Fancy,” the pop-saving angel continued asserting her dominance of worldwide airwaves with “Growth Clap.” The romantic anthem (initially meant for Hilary Duff) landed on the soundtrack for The Fault In Our Stars and rocketed into the Prime 10 on the Billboard Sizzling 100. She rode that wave of success into the discharge of Sucker. Her punk-pop sophomore LP made a robust displaying on the charts. It peaked at quantity 28 on the Billboard 200 and went Prime 20 within the UK in early 2015.

The Brit was poised to increase her scorching streak with a pair extra bops off the very strong tracklist. Nevertheless, she hit a roadblock with follow-up single “Break The Guidelines.” Produced by Cashmere Cat, StarGate and Steve Mac, it completely highlighted the pop star’s tendency towards rebel. “I don’t need to go to highschool. I simply wanna break the principles,” Charli chants on the anthemic refrain. “Girls and boys the world over placing on our dancing footwear. Going to the discotheque, getting excessive and getting wrecked.” The rule breaking carried over to the music video.

Directed by Marc Klasfeld, it introduced the lyrics to life as Charli and a bunch of buddies take over a college bus and later crash promenade. Highschool has by no means appeared cooler. All issues thought-about, the monitor ought to have been her third consecutive Prime 10. Nevertheless, it solely made a short look on the underside rungs of the Sizzling 100. It peaked on the lowly and undeserved quantity 91, turning into her final tune to enter the chart. That’s an unforgivable offense, particularly as a result of follow-up single “Doing It” by no means had an opportunity. After “Break The Guidelines” didn’t take off, Charli turned her consideration to the UK.

And that turned out to be a strong alternative. A remix of “Doing It” that includes Rita Ora rocketed up the chart and hit quantity eight there. Nevertheless, the sugary opus by no means noticed an official launch within the US. Maybe American airwaves would have been graced with the remix as properly had our tastes been extra advanced. Revisit the underrated “Break The Guidelines” under and tell us if you happen to agree that it deserved extra.

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