Lana Del Ray's spoken introduction sparks discussion


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.

To listen to other 5 live stories, please visit the Best Bits page

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.