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Lana Del Ray's spoken introduction sparks discussion

23 October 2012 Last updated at 11:49 BST

Lana Del Rey's latest single Ride features a three-and-a-half minute monologue at the start.

She follows in the footsteps of Baz Lurhmann's Everybody's Free to Wear Sunscreen, All Saints' Never Ever, William Shatner's take on Pulp's Common People and Vincent Price's introduction to Michael Jackson's Thriller.

Radio 5 live Breakfast asked music journalist Mark Beaumont if Ms Del Rey has pulled it off.

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