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Watch Charli XCX’s cover of Backstreet Boys’ “I Want It That Way”

on May 22, 2013, 10:08am

charlixcxfeat Watch Charli XCXs cover of Backstreet Boys I Want It That Way

Sometimes it takes the right singer to deliver the wrong song. And while Backstreet Boys seem like unlikely territory for Charli XCX, the British singer proves otherwise. On Tuesday, Charli stopped by Chicago indie record shop Borderline Music, where she performed a short in-store performance, which ended with a cover of the Boys’ “I Want It That Way”. Between the tune ups and her spectral vocals, Charli really makes it her own anthem, quite similar to how Prince’s “Nothing Compares 2 U” forever belongs to Sinead O’Connor. Catch it below.

Keep your eyes peeled: Our own Sami Jarroush hung out with the rising British icon this week for another unique video interview, which will appear on Rock It Out! Blog shortly.

Charli’s debut, True Romance, is currently available via IAMSOUND.

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