Jessica Pare – Zou Bisou Bisou

Sexy girl, and seductive cha-cha-cha tune sung in French? What’s not to love? Likely produced to cash in on the current popularity of the annual Record Store Day, this $10 EP sounds like one of those plastic records that used to be attached to cereal boxes back in the Mad Men era. Yikes.

Even if you aren’t a fan of the aforementioned hit show that re-birthed this song, this release could have been the audiophile track of the year—if not the decade—had it been done with care, i.e., pressed on the single side of a 12-inch 45RPM disc, as Classic Records did with Dusty Springfield’s “The Look of Love.” A missed opportunity.

Lions Gate Records, 7-inch EP

Available from Music Direct