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- Posted on Jan 19th 2009 12:00PM by Rob Smy
The Song: 'Don't Stop the Music'
The Contestants: Rihanna vs. The Bird and the Bee
In This Corner -- Rihanna: The Bajan beauty burst onto the pop scene in 2005 with 'Pon de Replay' and has shown no sign of "stopping the music" (ha!) by delivering a bevy of hits -- 'S.O.S.,' Umbrella' and 'Disturbia.' But this one may top 'em all with a slick sampling of Michael Jackson's 'Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'.'
Rihanna, 'Don't Stop the Music'
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In This Corner -- The Bird and the Bee: The Los Angelean indie quirkster duo -- beloved for their 2006 cute 'n profane 'F---ing Boyfriend' -- present us with their deliciously languid and spacious take on Rihanna's original, with sumptuous harmonies and a trip-hop feel. Palatable pop for the cool kids, y'all.
The Bird and the Bee, 'Don't Stop the Music'