Crazy in (50 Shades of) Love

Well we all know that song that made Beyoncé who she is today from some odd number of years ago. Crazy in Love. That was the song. Everyone I knew would bump and grove to this track. This song has become a timeless party track that many love and adore.

In the book 50 Shades of Grey, the original version of this song is mentioned in the movie and becomes associated with one of the most pivotal moments in the novel. For the film, however, Beyoncé recreated her song and made more of a slow and haunting version that seemed more fitting to the film.

While I love the original version, I must say that I think Beyoncé out did the original. While it is completely different in sound, it still brings a certain character to the song. It is almost like this is the grown up version of being Crazy in Love. One can interpret the original version as being a young person, crazy in lust with a man, yet having the time of her life and not taking anything to seriously. This version is dark and haunting. It provides a look into the deep and and darker feelings of being crazy in love which may not always be too good. It shows that love can be controlling and not as pleasant as the previous song perceives it to be. It gives context to being crazy in love on both ends of the spectrum.

All in all, I like this version much better than the original, but I think its just because I prefer music with this type of sound.

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XO

Happy June Everyone! This is a fun month because school lets out, vacations happen, it starts to get warmer. Everything just seems…better.

Beyonce’s song XO is one of my favourite songs from that spontaneous album that she dropped on us a couple of months ago. I loved the song and I think that its beautiful in its own R&B kind of way.

Now, John Mayer (my love) decided to do a cover of this song and it kinda blew me away. It is beautiful and the simplicity of the guitar in the background makes it a more passionate ballad. Basically what I’m saying is that I liked John Mayer’s version better.

Listen to both versions below and then tell me in the poll which one you preferred!

 

Beyonce’s Version

 

John Mayer’s Version

Drunk In Love

I don’t usually enjoy Beyonce’s music, but when I do, its probably a really good song. Drunk In Love is actually very different from the sound I’m used to hearing from her. She infused hiphop, R&B and electronic elements into this song and I really like it. I must admit that Jay-Z’s rap was the best part of this song. He saved the song, kind of in the same way he did with Justin Timberlake’s Suit and Tie. This song makes me want to dance…which is what I am going to do now: stop blogging about this and actually go and listen to it.