New Music: Rihanna – ‘You Da One’

You Da One

With 11 chart-topping singles under her belt, Rihanna aims for No. 1 again with her latest “You Da One.” Produced by Dr. Luke (Katy Perry, Ke$ha) and written by Ester Dean, the irresistible island-flavored jam is the second single from the pop princess’ sixth album Talk That Talk, in stores November 21.

“‘You Da One’ is one of those records that became very addictive for me,” RiRi told Ryan Seacrest. “I could not stop listening to this song. It’s very infectious. It’s a sweet little love letter. I love that it has that reggae vibe, but it also has that little bit of dubstep. It’s kind of dirty. I love it.”

Does Rihanna have another hit on her hands? Sound off below.

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108 Comments

  1. Giamma

    So catchy! And completely different from everything on radio right now!

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    MusicFan101 Reply:

    @Giamma, I agree it is catchy. But it sounds like everything that I hear on the radio these days. It will defo be a hit for sure and because its Rihanna it will go to number one, whether its worthy or not!

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    Jay Reply:

    @MusicFan101, You are completely right, I woulda know Ester Dean wrote. She is keeping Rihanna relevant.

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    meme Reply:

    @Giamma, I know right. Very fresh, i think the music rihanna makes is so much more interesting than peers. this kinda reminds of the feelin i got when I heard whats my name for the first time. Because Only girl was kinda typical, whats my name really was fresh. Same with we found love and then this. Love love love it.

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    Matheus Reply:

    @Giamma, LMAO, it has the same old Dr. Luke beats

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  2. Marvin

    It’s okay… It probably won’t do as good as We Found Love.

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    Kwayzee Reply:

    @Marvin, You Da One >>> We Found Love

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    Miss Songz Reply:

    @Kwayzee, I found my love 2!!! Trey Songz <33

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  3. Curtis

    Bad bitch, as always.

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    Aiman Reply:

    @Curtis, I prefer this to ‘We found love”.
    Wish she would collab with Lil’ Kim though.

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    muahh Reply:

    @Aiman, YEEEESSSSSSSS i really think this album is going to have a raunchy notorious K.I.M type feel too it, i loooove that album and they should really consider working together like another “how many likes”

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  4. @ErrolGames

    Really wish she would stop smoking in pics. It’s not cute

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    minajarama Reply:

    @@ErrolGames, I AGREE, SHE TRIED TO BE ‘EDGY’ BUT THE SMOKING/DRUGS/VIOLENCE HAS GONE TOO FAR. ITS CHEAP SHOCK VALUE AND SUCH A BAD EXAMPLE.

    she should know better and not think these concepts are fun.

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    Deangelo R. Reply:

    @minajarama, Rihanna has said herself she doesn’t think she should be viewed as a roll model because she’s just doing her at the end of the day. LOL. So lil kids can’t turn the other way and let her do her thang ;)

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  5. Music Lover

    RAP UP BE ON IT LIKE WHITE ON RICE!

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  6. Kayla

    I like it! I definitely think that she has another hit on her hands!

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    CITY Reply:

    @Kayla, CO-SIGN…ITS A KOOL TRACK..WISH IT WAS COMING OUT IN THE SUMMER THO THEN IT WUD BE EVEN BETTER

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  7. @jdashwill

    Ummm It has potential! Lets see

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  8. Polliboy

    yo Rihanna me like dah song yah…i hate to admit, but im becoming a Rihanna fan…lol

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    Ray Reply:

    @Polliboy, that’s good! welcome lol

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  9. Music Lover

    Its an average track.

    From hearing the snippets of other songs on the album, I think some are stronger then “You Da One” tbh.

    Its radio friendly so thats a winner

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  10. Jay

    It’s a unique song but I don’t know whyyy… kinda annoying.

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  11. Alright

    It’s good but I still can NOT stand her!

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  12. mrmagoo

    This generic trash…

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    A Realist Reply:

    @mrmagoo, As usual. What did you expect?

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    Fan Of A Fan Reply:

    @A Realist, STFU !!

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    Stupid girl Reply:

    @Fan Of A Fan, Yes the truth hurts. Its generic music from a generic artist. Nothing else. The genreation of kids buying her crap will eventually get bored just as they have started with Beyonce.

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  13. A

    the production is good…

    but the hook is a bit annoying, yes.

    What’s my name was much much better than this.

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    2XCL Reply:

    @A, I agree. I think What’s My Name had better production on it and was much more catchy that this.

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  14. Fan Of A Fan

    this is beyond fucking amazing omg!!! i LOVE IT AHHH!!

    That rihanna just won’t let up

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  15. Trashy

    Boring *_*

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  16. Vince

    The second the song is released Rap-Up has it avaliable for worldwide listening. Rap-Up is on point! Cool song!

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  17. p.s my cookies slippery

    Love it….rihanna …..can’t wait for the.album

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  18. :)

    The dubstep bridge is the best part. It’s too bad the same beat couldn’t have been used for the whole song. The rest is a big annoying

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    :) Reply:

    @:), and rihanna’s vocals on the bridge sound so natural too. I’d like to see more of that style from her

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    :) Reply:

    @:), actually on second listen.. this is a good song

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    Blue Reply:

    @:), rihanna turning everybody this era. lol

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  19. okk

    “Turn me inside out”

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  20. shane

    i like the song

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  21. cameron

    was not enjoying that until i realised that i was singing the words at the end and then proceeded to listen to it 3 times over. damn thats catchy.

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  22. Fan Of A Fan

    YOU DA ONE THAT I DREAM ABOUT ALL DA AH AYYY!!

    THIS SONG
    IS BEYOND.
    FUCKING
    AMAZING.

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  23. DJInVincible74

    What’s with the cancer stick? Anyways, the song is a snoozer except for the dub-step portion. I think it’s going to tank like “If It’s Lovin’ That You Want”.

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  24. meeeeeeee

    FREAKING AMAZING!!

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  25. No ma'am

    I like it.

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  26. Music=Life

    Where’s the artistic growth.. it’s the same song different beat… music with no depth or meaning.. just mindless garbage.

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    Blue Reply:

    @Music=Life, what did you expect, its been a year since the last album also this album was planned as an EP but rihanna thought they had enough songs for a new album

    also her life has pretty much the same since she last recorded loud.

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  27. Kia

    Sounds like a britney’s song

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  28. NEUTRON

    That damn Rihanna reign isnt letting up any time soon I see.

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  29. Kevo #TeamKimmyBlanco

    Can u say 12 #1s

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  30. Kyle

    I’m not really feeling it. It’s not terrible but out of all the snippets that I heard, this is probably the weakest song. I feel like this could’ve been on “Music of the Sun” or “A Girl Like Me;” TOTAL REGRESSION.

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  31. Jordan Gabriel

    is she ever gonna try to write songs herself? is she ever gonna like perform good live? I mean the song is cute, nothing ground-breaking that would make history à la Thriller, but like surely one day she’s gonna have to prove she is an ‘artist’ right? If she takes a year off she’s OUT! she better keep on working hard because as soon as she takes a break, she’s GONE!

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    Blue Reply:

    @Jordan Gabriel, she already did that with rated r.

    also its being called the best pop album this year. better than born this way and 21.

    please tell me which one of her peers besides britney has released a timeless album. and dont come with 4
    just cause its ballads dont make it timeless.

    she took a year of 2009 and she is bigger than ever

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    Whatcha_Sayin Reply:

    @Jordan Gabriel, She had 4 writing credits on Music of the Sun, 3 on A Girl Like Me, 9 on Rated R and she has 6 on Talk That Talk. These past couple years she has grown into a brilliant live performer. Her ballads are best listened to live. And to you, what is an ‘artist’?

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    JBRND Reply:

    @Jordan Gabriel, Heyyy before you talk non-sence, she co-wrote 4 songs and wrote red lipstick on TALK THAT TALK.. girl, have a seat!

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  32. meme

    un f**kin stopable. Bad bad bi*ch. Im sorry but aint no other artist in the world right now is on rihanna level. She have yet to make a bad track. Everything she breathes on is a hit. This will be #1 by december. YEP

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  33. Fan Of A Fan

    this song is beyond amazing omg i love it
    ahhhh!!!

    the rihanna reign just wont let up

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  34. Dee Eugene

    It’s…okay. Average at best. But her stans will eat it up.

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    Blue Reply:

    @Dee Eugene, yes we will
    all the way to number 1

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    Nelz Reply:

    @Dee Eugene, exactly!!! they have no shame in admitting it either, but hey I’m all for standing by the artist you love hence why I am still a Ashanti Stan.

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  35. RihannaHusband

    Okay , this song is a hit. I love it so much

    Rihanna doing it big all the haters yall can kill yourself.Everything Rihanna do is BIG (:

    Come on Rihanna navy lets make this album a number 1 (:

    I love you Rihanna ;)

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  36. @WillNomNoms

    Well Riri said this album was gonna be like a melding of everything she’s done and this song def proves that. It’s got the caribbean undertones, popish melody, dance beat, and a dubstep breakdown. Idk how people are calling this generic. Yeah the lyrics are not “meaningful” but this isn’t like most of the stuff on the radio. The mixture of genres is refreshing. I think this is a winner.

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    Bre Reply:

    @WillNomNoms, I think that it’s a winner as well. It sounds amazing.

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  37. @materialmayne

    another #1! it might of took WFL a while to reach number 1 but this is an instant hit. its happy and catchy. cant wait for TTT #RihannaNavy!

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  38. Jay

    Loving this!! I’m hooked for real. This was a great choice for a second single. This is my jam! :)

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  39. D.KING

    Sounds like another hit to me! Ready for the album now

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  40. Billionaire

    Love the west Indian flavor! So different!

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  41. Phoenix_Wright

    hmmmm its ok, got a dubstep feeling at parts. hmmm all I want is birthday cake and cockiness, this is cute tho

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  42. chrischris1992

    Ireally don’t think it is all that amazing. it is okay. something tells ne it will not be huge, but it is whatever. I think she needs a break.

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  43. Songstress

    I love this ! Nice dubstep throw in there too. Ester Dean getting that paper off her hits. Rih-Rih does her work justice !

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  44. Ray

    Urban Radio is going to rape this song!

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  45. Jfenty

    I like the siland flavor of the song

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  46. Brandon

    It’s cool!

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  47. Jay

    LOVE IT!

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  48. Brandon

    it’s okay! like A 7..I DNT really like the hook

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  49. Gots 2 Be Real

    I give it a six. It reminds me What’s my Name, repeated chorus, no substance and flat vocals Rihanna girl, you and these lyrics aren’t good.

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  50. takingonlondon

    I like but I feel that its a left over nicki song or it would but hot with her on it and im not a nicki stan at all :)

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  51. tb

    ayeeee

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  52. KINGB

    This is very Britney Till The World Ends but I love it.

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    tehe! Reply:

    @KINGB, rih was doing dubstep before brit boo, go listen to rated r..

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  53. Dwaynefighter

    It’s cute and catchy, the verses are better than the chorus. Love the dub-step vibe.

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  54. Sharp Tongue

    She is giving us albums back to back and I like this track.

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  55. Royaleeeee

    Riri did it again! It most def doesnt sound like anything out right now! iLove that she always combine that reggae feel to her music! Makes me proud to be caribbean!

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  56. Trinaj

    More of her generic stuff…nothing special but better than we found love. Waiting for her to have at least ONE iconic song.

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    pierre Reply:

    @Trinaj, Go listen to “Where have you been”, it’s gonna be her iconic song. Well, isn’t umbrella already an iconic song ?

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  57. Mudly

    Am a Bey fan and i like this song. Neat and different-ish.

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    AH Reply:

    @Mudly, good for u….U KNOW THAT U CAN BE A BEYONCE FAN and still like other R&B artists and their songs…It’s ashame that fans these days have to say things like “I’m a beyonce fan and I like this” ..that shouldn’t matter…just lie good music at the end of the day….but good for u love:)

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  58. Ratr

    I like this part

    “My love is your love
    Your love is mine” <3

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  59. MissSoloDolo

    I like it but it’s begging for a rap feature on it. I’m sure there’d be a remix at some stage.

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  60. Hugh

    I think WFL is better

    But it took me a coupe listens to like WFL

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  61. Mook

    Another hit for Rihanna. I’m ready for cockiness/birthday cake

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  62. Ice

    Wayyy better than “We Found Love”, this is making me consider buying the album! (Loud wasn’t worth my money)

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  63. yoooooo

    not to offend any rihanna fans as i WAS on of them but as an R&B/Soul fan, i am so upset that she has decided to take this ‘pop’ sounding direction on this album… i think im gonna get me some KERI HILSON instead; dont hate her cuz she’s beautifu ;)
    As i positive its better than we found love

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    DenimJunkieKidd Reply:

    @yoooooo, when has keri hilson ever done soul and R&B?

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    yoooooo Reply:

    @DenimJunkieKidd, you are kiddin’ right???

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    DenimJunkieKidd Reply:

    @yoooooo, keri hilson, ciara, beyonce, and rihanna all do pop, rnb and a mix of other music….NONE of them are true R&B singers

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    yoooooo Reply:

    @DenimJunkieKidd,Thats because NOONE can just do R&B, of course their influenced by other genres (eg. soul, pop, electro, dancehall)… BUT rihanna is plain out pop these days. lisen to ‘first’ by keri hilson and tell me that isn’t R&B??

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  64. JUNIOR SEVEN

    BORING

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  65. Say What

    Rihanna is the baddest in the Industry right now and it is clear that shes the top Act in pop, whos going to heck her?
    @Junior,,,U R a Hater, Plain and Simple, but its all good because Rihanna’s Music Might be boring but shes Boring all over the World with a Tour “Loud” having sold the 02 Arena out 10 Times and that has never been done in the History Of The 02 Arenas History, Now how is Rihanna Boring???!!

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    STFU Reply:

    @Say What, AMEN!

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  66. don't hate yoz

    luv it. you da one, you da one, you da one

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  67. Giamma

    Another #1 coming!

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  68. maya

    How is this different from anything else she’s done? -___-

    Watch n’ Learn >>>>>>

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  69. davidjohn83

    all these songs are a step down from the last album, guess she peaked and is on the way down now.

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  70. addsuuv

    I Love this!!!!! <3 <3
    I wait for her album right now and I buy it! <3

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  71. d

    she needs to work with Lil KIM for real

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  72. davyd69

    another great album from rihanna, she’s so amazing and i think she will release her 7th album in 2012 lol

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  73. drama

    uhm took me putting it on repeat to like it but honestly its not the hottest track she could have put out but cos its rihanna it might even top the billboard hot 100 eveeeen tho there are hotter tracks out there

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  74. Jade

    i think this song is one of the best! the TALK THAT TALK album is amazing and i have all the songs from it on my phone! Whenever i can i get out my earphones and start listning to it! (i got the album for Christmas!

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