Blame It on Your Love
by Charli XCX (featuring Lizzo)

Album: Charli (2019)
Charted: 70

Songfacts®:

  • Charli XCX originally wrote "Blame It on Your Love" in Los Angeles with long-standing collaborators Stargate in the mid-2010s. She kept the tune on the backburner for three or four years until she recruited Atlantic Records labelmate/UglyDolls co-star Lizzo to drop some rhymes. "Until Lizzo was on it, it wasn't perfect," Charli explained to BBC Radio 1's Annie Mac. "She just pulled it together. I mean, her energy is just so amazing."
  • The upbeat song finds Charli XCX apologizing to her lover for upsetting him.

    Every time you get too close I run, I run away
    And every time you say the words, I don't know what to say
    Back, back to the beginning, really wish that I could change
    I do, I do, I do


    Charli blames his love for her for her hurtful behavior.
  • Lizzo's guest verse gives an outsider's perspective saying it's Charli's lover's fault for feeling hurt. He shouldn't have fallen so hard for her allure.

    Gotta blame it on the, blame it on the
    Blame it on the juice Blame it on the juice


    Lizzo is alluding to her own breakthrough single "Juice."
  • When Charli XCX released her EP Pop 2 back in 2017, fans were puzzled by the name of its final song, which was simply titled "Track 10". Despite this, the tune was highly acclaimed, with the Pitchfork site placing it at # 92 on its list of the 100 Best Songs of 2018. It's now clear "Track 10" was a preview as "Blame It on Your Love" is a fully fleshed out version of the cut.

Comments

Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

He Hit Me (And It Felt Like A Kiss): A History Of Abuse Pop

He Hit Me (And It Felt Like A Kiss): A History Of Abuse PopSong Writing

Songs that seem to glorify violence against women are often misinterpreted - but not always.

Martyn Ware of Heaven 17

Martyn Ware of Heaven 17Songwriter Interviews

Martyn talks about producing Tina Turner, some Heaven 17 hits, and his work with the British Electric Foundation.

Benny Mardones

Benny MardonesSongwriter Interviews

His song "Into The Night" is one of the most-played of all time. For Benny, it took him to hell and back.

Harold Brown of War

Harold Brown of WarSongwriter Interviews

A founding member of the band War, Harold gives a first-person account of one of the most important periods in music history.

Jon Foreman of Switchfoot

Jon Foreman of SwitchfootSongwriter Interviews

Switchfoot's frontman and main songwriter on what inspires the songs and how he got the freedom to say exactly what he means.

George Harrison

George HarrisonFact or Fiction

Did Eric Clapton really steal George's wife? What's the George Harrison-Monty Python connection? Set the record straight with our Fact or Fiction quiz.