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Charli XCX to host new Radio 1 podcast, Best Song Ever

By | Published on Friday 6 August 2021

Charli XCX

Charli XCX has been announced as the presenter of new BBC Radio 1 podcast ‘Best Song Ever’.

The premise of the show is that, each week, Charli XCX will ask a guest to choose the best song to soundtrack various different life situations. The result should be a playlist that perfectly matches their life. So, like ‘Desert Island Discs’, but much more picky.

“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”, says Charli XCX. “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 everyone one of them a little bit more”, she adds.

An initial series of 20 episodes has been commissioned, with guests including Beabadobee, Mark Ronson, Tove Lo, Christine And The Queens and Caroline Polachek. The first episode will be available on Monday.