Check out the five songs that the "I Love It" stars are obsessed with.
Swedish duo Icona Pop has enjoyed a pretty great start to 2013: days after their breakout single "I Love It," featuring Charli XCX, was featured in a January episode of HBO's hit series "Girls," the song debuted at No. 69 on the Hot 100 chart, setting up a gig opening for Passion Pit at their arena shows throughout February and early March. "I Love It," a smattering of stomping percussion, whirring electronica and pissed-off declarative sentences, is finally gracing radio after being released last year -- although the pair has always synthesized more styles of music than just the one in their band name.
"Pop is such a big word… it can mean so much," says the group's Aino Jawo, who formed Icona Pop with Caroline Hjelt four years ago in Stockholm. Indeed, the duo's five favorite songs at the moment reflects an appreciation of boundary-pushing artists within different genres, from the chilly synth fragments of fellow Swedes the Knife to the cozy art-pop of Talking Heads.