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Lady Marmalade - FAB!!!
on 10 September 2001
Say what you like about the four artists on this track, but you can't deny their vocal ability. Mya uses a lot of well placed ornamentation, and while she may be the weakest vocally out of the lot, she adds some much-needed soul to the proceedings. Pink, while not the best singer of the lot has loads of attitude and sass in her lyrics, and gives her verse a great going over. Lil' Kim injects some variation to the song with an unquestionably great rap, and finally, there's Christina. I know many people hate her for her samey songs and lack of showmanship, but you can't deny her vocal ability. She's easily the best of the bunch, and as a result, dominates the second half of the song. This four-way collaboration was a great idea, and it works REALLY well. OK, the video, with it's big hair, bad make-up and scary costumes was a little over-whelming at times, but this is a soundtrack to a film, let's not forget, that's supposed to be over-the-top and trippy. The one point where this song could have failed was the ability of the artists to perform it life. But after the phenomonal show at the MTV Awards, I think everybody will agree they all kicked ARSE!!! It was great. This is a jaw-dropping cover of a fabulous song, and a CD nobody should be ashamed of owning.