SINGLE REVIEW: Charli XCX – Good Ones

Returning to her well deserved pop throne, Charli XCX has opened a new chapter with the intoxicating single ‘Good Ones’ from her forthcoming fifth studio album. This absolute pop anthem will have you immediately obsessed and celebrating the dark and nostalgic pop route she’s sonically taken. 

Opening with a synth sample similar to The Eurythmics ‘Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)’, she brings the listener into this nostalgic soundscape of gritty synths contrasted by slick pop melodies. At only just over 2 minutes long, the song is distinctively punchy and has this unique groove during the hook that will have you wanting to grind against someone on a dance floor. 

Complimenting the darkness of the synth baseline, the track explores being addicted to a certain level of toxicity in relationships. Finding herself continually turning away the good ones, she stays in a continuous cycle of being hurt and not appreciated the way she deserves to be. “And baby, you couldn’t have loved me any better, but doing this is all that I’ve known ever. I want the bad ones, causе they’re all I know, I always let thе good ones go” she honestly sings. 

This is a VERY good song that welcomes Charli XCX back into the pop arena with a song that is ready to dominate gay clubs worldwide.