Twenty-one-year-old singer Ritt Momney (whose stage name is inspired by the the 2012 presidential candidate) is getting a bit of a history lesson from fans who are reminding him that his most popular song, Put Your Records On, was originally recorded by Corinne Bailey Rae.
Momney first released his cover in late April, according to an interview he conducted with Billboard. The track began to pick up steam on video-centric social media platform TikTok, which is how other songs, such as Flo Milli’s Beef Flomix and Megan Thee Stallion’s Savage also went viral. The success of the cover landed Momney a record deal with Disrupter/Columbia.
In the Billboard interview, Momney acknowledged that Put Your Records On was by Bailey Rae, saying “I think people give me way too much credit for doing cool production because it’s not the production that gets people dancing to it or makes people really like it. It’s the fact that it’s just a really good song.” Yet, since the social media caption didn’t mention Bailey Rae at all and called it “his only pop hit,” fans couldn’t help but call Momney out.
“Put some respect on Corinne Bailey Rae’s name,” wrote one Twitter user. “U mean CORINNE BAILEY RAE????? stop discrediting black women !” another said.
Let’s revisit the original hit from the British soul singer.