May 17, 2005


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Up now, "Singles Going Steady," a Pop Note feature that will appear irregularly. This time: Missy, Annie and Kelly Clarkson.

Some friends, inter-friends and fellow critics have been dismissive about both this song and Conor's decision to play it. Having watched it twice, I think a) this song is better than I originally thought it was; and b) it is not weak beer to go on TV right now and sing this song. Note also that the crowd is, at least audibly, unanimous. I expected isolated boos. I was also surprised that Leno seems comfortable after Conor's played the song. It didn't feel culturally minor.

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