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Festivalbar 2000: Compilation Rossa

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The double-disc Italian compilation Festivalbar 2000: Compilation Rossa collects 32 wildly diverse international pop hits, ranging from the lite metal stomp of Jon Bon Jovi's "It's My Life" to the sophisticated Anglo-Latin pop fusion of Kirsty MacColl's "In These Shoes?" in its first two tracks alone. For American listeners, hearing radio staples like blink-182's "What's My Age Again?," 'N Sync's "Bye Bye Bye," and even Moby's "Natural Blues" mixed in with global pop singles such as Max Gazze's "L'Uomo Più Furbo," Orishas' "537 C.U.B.A.," and Belle Perez's "Hello World" offers a fresh perspective on both the familiar and the foreign. Though it might be a little too long and too scattered, Festivalbar 2000 is still a fascinating melting pot of worldwide hits.

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