Why is:
“Don’t be fooled by the rocks that I’ve got
I’m still, I’m still Jenny from the block”
the catchiest pop couplet for the last six months? Especially as it is autobiographical. I caught myself singing it on the way out the door this morning and it hit me. The reason I like it so much is that I’m as much Jenny From the Block as Jennifer Lopez is now. The more she stresses how real she is, that she is still that lard-arsed girl from the Bronx the more it points up that she isn’t. She is Jennifer Lopez, pop star, actress, paramour of the biggest chinned actor working in Hollywood.

We live in a world where a lot of our popstars have lost the air of ludicrousness. Lopez hits it on the nose almost every time. I really didn’t like her early singles, now I realise that I have loved the last four in increasing levels. And of course there is the secondary factor that Jenny (which is middle-class horsey girls name if ever I heard it) returning with this flute heavy single finally reminds me that way back at the beginning of the year I predicted 2002 would be all about flutes. Way to go Lopez.