Charli XCX & Rita Ora Collaborate On "Doing It" Remix: Was the New Version Necessary? — LISTEN

On Thursday, rising pop star Charli XCX premiered a new remix of "Doing It" featuring Rita Ora. The fun, '80s-tinged ode to friendship, which was produced by Grammy Award winner Ariel Rechtshaid, is the third single to be lifted from Charli's fantastic mainstream debut album, Sucker. Truthfully, I wanted "Famous" to be next, but there's still hope: Billboard reports that "Doing It" was selected as Charli's U.K. single (though it could be released in the United States in the future). Some fans are questioning whether or not this new remix was necessary, and while I can definitely see where they're coming from, I think that it was. Admittedly, it isn't much different from the original version, but if you ask me, Ora's voice compliments Charli's nicely.

Additionally, it's possible that Ora's involvement will help "Doing It" to become a hit. After all, the "I Will Never Let You Down" singer has notched four No. 1 songs on the U.K. charts since 2012. That's great news for Charli — especially when you consider that Sucker's second single, "Break the Rules," underperformed in the United Kingdom. On the flip side, "Doing It" is probably a good way for Ora to keep her name out there until she releases her next solo offering, the Diplo-produced "Testosterone," in March. It's a win-win situation!

On "Doing It's" first verse, Charli sings about two longtime pals who have been reunited at last:

Waited so long just to be here

Now we're bringing this back to life

Yeah, we're bringing this back to life

Want you to know how I miss ya

Now I got you right by my side

Yeah, I got you right by my side

Ora keeps the friendship theme going on the second verse:

Friends like a team in a circle

We're together, we're so alive

Yeah, together we're so alive

Joy like a jewel, let it sparkle

Know that I got your back for life

Yeah, I got your back for life

The two women come together for the irresistible chorus:

We're staying all night

We never slow down

I think we better do it like we're doing it now

It's been a long time

Since we've been around

So come on, let's keep doing it like we're doing it

Doing it like we're doing it

Sucker is available in stores and on iTunes now.