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Lily Allen loves Britney, Womanizer

Published: Thursday, December 18, 2008, 13:52 [IST]

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Washington (ANI): British pop star Lily Allen has revealed why she recorded her own version of Britney Spears' latest hit song 'Womanizer', because she simply loves the 'Toxic' star. The 'Smile' singer recently recorded her own version of Spears' single and passed it on to her pal Mark Ronson, who aired the record on his weekly New York show 'Authentic S--' on December 12.

Since then, fans have copied the track and posted it online, much to the annoyance of bosses at Allen's EMI record label. Apologizing for the blunder on her MySpace blog, Allen has revealed that she recorded the cover song 'a stripped-down, piano-backed version of Spears' synth-heavy original' because she loves Britney. "[It's] simple, really. I love Britney and I love the song," People quoted Allen as writing in her blog.

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The singer, whose sophomore album 'It's Not Me, It's You' is due out in February, added: "Mark Ronson asked me for something no one had heard to play on his radio show and 'Womanizer' was the only song I had as an attachment on my BlackBerry and I couldn't get home to send him anything else in time. I had asked [Mark] to talk all over it so it wouldn't get ripped, but he didn't, thanks Mark for getting me in serious trouble with my record company."

Topics: womanizer, mark ronson, lily allen
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