Yes, its that clas­sic Smiths sin­gle per­formed, hi­lar­i­ously, in the style of 1990s ar­cade game You’ll get the gist within about 20 sec­onds, ren­der­ing the next 2 min­utes and 30 sec­onds rather re­dun­dant. But it’s a hoot.

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Su­per Mario Broth­ers. On the first sin­gle from her fourth al­bum ( Once I Was an Ea­gle), Laura Mar­ling chan­nels Bob Dy­lan as she ca­su­ally brushes off some man who wants a woman be­cause he wants to be saved. “No, no, no,” she sniffs. “It ain’t me, babe.”

At­lantic Three years ago Janelle Monae’s fan­tas­tic Ar­chAn­droid al­bum de­buted to rave re­views but luke­warm sales. Two years later she fol­lowed that up with a guest spot on Fun’s ap­palling but enor­mously suc­cess­ful We Are Young sin­gle. This is the first taster from her sec­ond solo al­bum. It’s a solid ef­fort, but hardly a show­stop­per in the vein of 2010’s Tightrope.

Vir­gin Ever felt jeal­ous of your girl­friend’s ex? Well, spare a thought for Lil Dicky. Af­ter a chance en­counter with him at a uri­nal, the neu­rotic Jewish rap­per be­comes con­vinced his for­mer love ri­val’s man­hood has “six-pack abs”. Help­ing it­self to a gen­er­ous chunk of Al Green’s How Can You Mend a Bro­ken Heart, Ex-Boyfriend is of­fen­sive, puerile and re­ally rather amus­ing.

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