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New M.I.A. singles! (And nearly a dozen old ones you probably haven't heard.)



By Chris Richards

M.I.A. has embarked on a trash-talking PR campaign for her forthcoming album and no one in the Billboard top ten is safe. A few weeks after launching barbs at Lady Gaga, the Brit-rapper has dissed mop-topped chart-topper Justin Bieber in the pages of the NME.

And while these little snipes have generated some buzz, her two new singles "Born Free" and "XXXO" (embedded below) have really sent Twitter into keystroke spasms. The video for the former was the subject of much debate, while the latter has been accused of sounding too much like... Lady Gaga.

Meantime, we wondered if M.I.A. could one-up Justin Bieber on his own turf. So we went to YouTube to compare page views. But we discovered something else: Oodles of M.I.A. B-sides that we had either forgotten about or had never even heard in the first place.

With so much excitement over her two new singles, Click Track decided to compile the M.I.A. non-album tracks you may have missed the first time around. Listen to her new single "XXXO" below and check out the forgotten odds-n-ends after the jump.

(M.I.A. b-sides galore, after the jump)

M.I.A., "Big Branch"

M.I.A., "Far Far"

M.I.A., "Nookie (Jabba and Masterroom Remix)"

M.I.A., "Grapes (Remix)"

M.I.A., "What I Got"

M.I.A., "Macho"

M.I.A., "Topknot"

M.I.A., "Everyday I Love You Less and Less"

M.I.A., "Shells"

Busy Signal featuring M.I.A. and Rye-Rye, "Tic Toc"

Did we forget your favorite M.I.A. b-side? Leave a link in the comments.

By Chris Richards  |  May 12, 2010; 3:00 PM ET
Categories:  Lists  | Tags: Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, M.I.A.  
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