Dave Karger
February 11, 2002 AT 05:00 AM EST

(This Is) A Song for the Lonely

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
performer
Cher

We gave it a B+

Dancing queens, rejoice: Cher’s back. Her new CD’s leadoff single, (This Is) A Song for the Lonely (which she fist-pumpingly premiered on last month’s American Music Awards) uses the same ingredients that made 1998’s ”Believe” a smash — melancholy lyrics plus a high-energy boom-chucka beat — minus the pointless digital noodling. ”Song” might not dominate the charts like ”Believe” did, but the 56-year-old’s vocals are so confident you almost forgive her for lip-synching on the AMAs.

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