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Shirley Bassey Takes Over Party-Starting Duties From Pink

July 13, 2007 5:02 PM ET

Shirley Bassey is best known for having recorded three of the most beloved James Bond theme songs ever: "Goldfinger," "Diamonds Are Forever" and "Moonraker" (vote for your favorite Bond theme here). But the seventy-year-old Welsh diva is enjoying a career resurgence thanks in part to British department store Marks & Spencer, which commissioned Bassey to cover Pink's tune "Get the Party Started" for a Bond-themed commercial last Christmas. This led to a new album, Get the Party Started, which was released on June 25 in the U.K. Check out this hilarious, over-the-top video for the lead single.

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