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Monday, October 19, 2009

Lily Allen And Elton John Are Kings Of Comedy In The 'Who'd Have Known' Video

Lily Allen is feeling the King Of Comedy vibe—ahem!—in her new vid for my favorite track off It's Not Me, It's You, "Who'd Have Known."

In said Martin Scorsese flick, Robert De Niro and Sandra Bernhard kidnap Jerry Lewis, then Sandy ties him up with—Saran Wrap, is it?—at her apartment and tries to seduce him. It's super classy stuff, and had I not been eight years old when it came out, I probably could have written that scene myself! (Well, I probably could have then, anyway.)

What the F are we talking about again? Oh, right—so in Lily's new clip, she nabs Elton John and drags him back to her flat where she tries to seduce him, as well.


You'll recall that this is the song where Lily didn't have the time (or couldn't be bothered) to clear the rights with Take That, since the piano riff borrows heavily from their own hit single, "Shine." So it almost didn't make it onto her album.

In the end, however, the That gave their full blessing to the mouthy pop starlet.

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