International popstar Charli XCX will spend twenty weeks chatting to friends and celebrity guests from around the world to discover the songs that have been instrumental in shaping their lives, in her first standalone podcast for BBC Radio 1 and BBC Sounds.
In each episode the guest will be asked what ‘The Best Song Ever’ is, for all different situations and stages of life.
These will range from what’s the best song to get through a break-up? What tune will always get the party started? Or, what is the one song you could belt every lyric to, even if you hadn’t heard it in years?
From this, the guests and cultural figures from across music, film, art and fashion will curate their ultimate life playlist. Charli’s initial questions will lead to a deeper conversation, unearthing never before heard anecdotes, memories and emotions that get to their ‘Best Songs Ever’.
Charli will also examine and celebrate the power music has to move us and express our emotions. Guest to feature include Addison Rae, Beabadobee, Mark Ronson, Benny Drama, Barbie Ferreira, Ziwe, Bowen Yang, Tove Lo, Christine and the Queens, Caroline Polachek and more, who will make up the twenty-episode first series.
Charli XCX says: “The reason I wanted to do this podcast is because I love talking to people, and I love exploring the emotional connection any person can have with music.
“Songs that soundtrack specific moments in life can amplify and affect a moment drastically and so I wanted to explore what those moments and songs are with some of my favourite creative people.
“In every conversation I’ve had, I’ve learnt something brand new about each guest and I feel like I’ve gotten to know each and every one of them a little bit more.”
Charli XCX’s Best Song Ever will premiere on BBC Sounds on Monday 9 August and will be available on other podcast platforms a week later.