"I Love It (featuring Charli XCX)" (CD Single)

Music review by
E.E. Bradman, Common Sense Media
"I Love It (featuring Charli XCX)" (CD Single) Music Poster Image
Sassy Swedish party song has lots of attitude, some cursing.

Parents say

age 10+
Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 12+
Based on 14 reviews

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A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this music.

Positive Messages

Song has a bratty tone and message about doing whatever one wants to do without thinking of consequences.

Positive Role Models & Representations

Thumping ode to youthful indiscretion doesn't offer up much in terms of role models.


Mentions crashing a car into a bridge and watching it burn and throwing an ex's stuff down the stairs.


"Damn," a couple of mentions of "s--t," as well as a "bitch" in the chorus.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

The video contains scenes of presumably alcohol-enhanced partying.

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that the Swedish dance hit "I Love It" features a little bit of cussing ("damn," "s--t," "bitch"), lots of fist pumping, and some mildly violent imagery. The thumping ode to youthful indiscretion, filled with bratty attitude and a complete disregard for consequences, is meant to be mindless fun.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Parent of a 9 and 10-year-old Written bymaddox121 June 6, 2015

You have to care You Check It

watch the clean NFS:MW Version
(same with party rocker anthem)
Kid, 11 years old July 23, 2020

Empowering to the nth power!

This is great for after a breakup, or for when you just want to move!
Kid, 11 years old December 13, 2013

Good, but has iffy content

This song is a good song. There is a lot of swearing da*n, b**ch, and s**t. It also says "I crashed my car into the bridge, I watched I let it burn. I thre... Continue reading

What's the story?

Swedish pop duo Caroline Hjelt and Aino Jawo have been performing as Icona Pop since 2009. "I LOVE IT," which appeared on an EP before the release of their self-titled debut in November 2012, has been their biggest hit so far, thanks in part to its appearance in several popular TV shows in 2013, including Girls and Vampire Diaries.

Is it any good?

Crashing a car into a bridge and watching it burn? Throwing an ex's stuff down the stairs? Yes, these ladies have had enough of acting like responsible adults, thank you very much, and they've already pre-empted your judgmental attitude: "I don't care -- I love it!" Like the lyrics, the song's production steers clear of grown-up concepts like multiple verses or particularly compelling chord changes, but that catchy chorus does its job well. The video is a collage of assorted poses and of backstage, onstage, and in-crowd shenanigans, but it's all over in a flash.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about balancing responsibility and partying. How can you have a good time without crossing the line?

  • What's the best way to blow off steam once homework and chores are done?

  • What are the consequences of too much partying?

Music details

  • Artist: Icona Pop
  • Release date: April 8, 2013
  • Type: Single
  • Label: Atlantic
  • Genre: Dance/pop
  • Parental advisory: No
  • Edited version available: Yes
  • Last updated: November 11, 2020

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