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It’s pop as pop should be...
It’s pop as pop should be: the perfect marriage of innocence and experience of which the French, from Birkin to Paradis, have always seemed overwhelmingly capable. All this [I]plus[I] it has one of the most electrifying middle eights ever committed to record. And there’s more to come - her subsequent three singles went to Number One in France and beyond. All she needs now is a boyfriend along the lines of a French Justin Timberlake and it’ll be a case of ‘Joe le Taxi for Ms Spears’…
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