Today's Evil Beet Gossip

So, Here’s Beyoncé’s cover of Amy Winehouse’s ‘Back To Black’…


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.

4 CommentsLeave a comment

  • As one person on SoundCloud said, I can see it fitting dark scenes in the film… and Beyoncé was alright…. I guess. I’m trying to salvage anything decent from that wreck. It’s nothing on the original and Andre 3000 was unbelievably god-awful.

  • I hate it. I absolutely hate it. It’s terrible. I wasn’t too thrilled about them covering Amy in the first place, but I still was expecting way more than that. Ugh, it’s awful. A part of me hopes Amy will hunt them down for doing this to her music. They mocked her with this, yes, abomination.