Jessica Simpson

Playlist: The Very Best of Jessica Simpson

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The very first Jessica Simpson compilation belongs to Sony’s budget-priced Playlist series, a line intended to dig deeper than the obvious hits by offering album tracks and assorted mild rarities. This Playlist breaks those rules, choosing to run down Jessica’s hit singles -- every one of the Billboard entries, minus the Christmas tunes and the 2000 misfire “Where You Are” -- which is a preferable way to tackle the Simpson canon because her best moments were always her singles. And they’re all here, from the still-snappy bubblegum of “Think I’m in Love with You” through the Dukes of Hazzard cover of “These Boots Are Made for Walkin’,” the paparazzi anthem “A Public Affair,” and the country makeover of “Come on Over,” presenting a tidy history of Simpson’s decade in the limelight.

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