I’m generally a Beyoncé fan and and think she can pretty much do anything she’d like and still be a queen. One project I can’t really get behind, though, is her cover of Amy Winehouse‘s ‘Back to Black’ for The Great Gatsby soundtrack. First of all, why? Second of all, WHY? Third of all… you get the picture. It’s so unnecessary. If they couldn’t write an original song for Bey to sing, why didn’t they just secure the rights to ‘Back to Black’ – you know, the actual version? Much as no one should bother covering Beyoncé, even Beyoncé can’t cover Amy Winehouse. It’s awful and unnecessary and I won’t have it.
That being said, Mark Ronson played the track in full on his East Village Radio show last night and while some people thought it was okay, one SoundCloud user in particular pointed out the fact that it’s an “abomination”. I couldn’t have put it better myself.
Take a listen below and then in the comments, rate it on a scale of 1 to 10 of awfulness.