Still relevant, still on the floor

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 23 September, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 23 September, 2012, 10:10am

J to tha L-O is heading to Honkers for the first time in 11 years, so now's the perfect time to refresh your memory of how she began - or, if you're a child of the noughties, learn she was famous before Idol.

Dance Again … the Hits has at least one track from each of Jennifer Lopez' studio albums. But rather than a pure "best of", this album is dedicated to her dance floor fillers (so the omission of her best ever track, the beautiful No Me Ames, is just about forgivable).

J-Lo has always worked the trends. Rodney Jerkins was flavour of the decade when he wrote and produced her If You Had My Love. When Ja Rule was the hottest rapper around, she worked with him on remixes of I'm Real and Ain't It Funny. With her most recent releases Dance Again and Goin' In, Lopez keeps her finger on the pulse, calling in RedOne to produce the former, and Flo Rida to duet on the latter.

Dance Again provides 65 minutes worth of reasons to be On The Floor (track 2, by the way) and a lesson in how to stay relevant.

Karly Cox


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