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Icona Pop landed Girls spot after Rihanna said no to producers

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Jan 13, 2014 | 11:21am EST

Pop duo Icona Pop have Rihanna to thank for the U.S. success of their I Love It hit last year (13) - the producers of cult show Girls had to use their song in a pivotal scene after the R&B beauty refused to let them air her tune Talk That Talk. Girls music supervisor Manish Raval reveals he initially wanted the Rihanna song to play during a memorable, cocaine-fuelled dancing scene, but the Umbrella hitmaker and her managers turned down his request. He tells Radio.com, "They didn't give a reason, we didn't ask for a reason, so I can't speculate as to why, but you know, it's a happy accident. She said no and we happened to find the Icona Pop song. "They were an unsigned band and no one knew the song. It was going to be an inherently original moment. Even when I hear the song now I think of the scene."

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