Charli XCX's New Bop Is A Funny Flashback To The 90s

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2018 has been a pretty rough year. If you’re missing the good old days of AOL Instant Messenger, The Matrix and the iMac G3, check out this music video.

You might know Charli XCX from her smash hit “Boom Clap,” which was featured in the teenage misery porn movie The Fault In Our Stars, or from her electrifying album Pop 2.

In her new song “1999" she teams up with Australian singer Troye Sivan, whose recent album Bloom has had rave reviews. Watch them dance their way through some eerily perfect recreations of late 90s pop culture touchstones and commercials:

I used to think I was immune to nostalgia-based entertainment, but watching Charli XCX and Troye Sivan dance together in a recreation of the first Sims game really did me in.

I was barely 10 years old in 1999, so I know not to trust my memory of those times, but seeing a parody of a commercial for Surge did have me nodding along, wistfully. I can’t go back to how things felt when I was 10. I can, however, turn up whenever this song comes on.


Comments

    "I was barely 10 years old in 1999" Charli XCX was only 7!

    It annoys me more than it should... but in the very first scene why did the music volume change so dramatically when the car door opened when the passengers side window was down...

    Not really a fan of nostalgia heavy lyrics, especially in today's music but the video is pretty neat.

    If I could go back to that era, my plan would be to take advantage of my knowledge of the future for greedy financial gain, except I'd probably get reeeaaally distracted and blow all my money on retro games and computer components/peripherals, possibly a car or too as well.

      ** invest all money in bitcoin ***
      ** forgets about crash **
      ** loses all money **

        Trick with bitcoin would be to time the sale transactions so they happen right before The Purge. They don't don't sell instantly, and that delay could cost you squillions if you put everything in at the start.

        Wouldn't matter much, half a squillion is still 500 bajillion which is enough to own Fiji, Hawaii, and Tonga, or a semi detached in Bondi.

    oh man. that netscape ending was like a nostalgiac shotgun to the face.

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