Our Favorite Music Remakes

Our Favorite Music Remakes
ESSENCE.COM Apr, 21, 2010

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In January, Rihanna performed a heartfelt version of Bob Marley’s “Redemption Song” on Oprah. All iTunes sales of the recording were donated to charities benefiting victims of the Haiti earthquake.

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Faith Evans joined Diddy for the Notorious B.I.G. tribute song, “I’ll Be Missing You,” which sampled the Police’s mega-hit, “Every Breath You Take.”

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Destiny’s Child breathed new life into the Bee Gee’s classic ballad, “Emotions.”

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Mary J. Blige blessed us with her rendition of Chaka Khan’s “Sweet Thing” on her debut album. She’d later follow-up with the Rose Royce classic, “I’m Going Down.” Most recently, she remixed the epic rock & roll song, “Stairway to Heaven” by Led Zeppelin.

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Vanessa Williams spiced up the Isley Brothers’ signature song, “I’ve Got Work To Do.”

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Can you hear the hint of Deniece Williams’ “Silly” in Monica’s new single, “Everything to Me?”

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Beyonce surprised her fans when she broke out in to Anita Baker’s “Sweet Love” while touring last year. The video was a hit on Youtube.

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The brothers still blush when they think of En Vogue’s version (and video!) of Aretha Franklin’s “Giving Him Something He Can Feel,” from the 70s film, “Sparkle.”

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Whitney’s sang many hits, but she’ll surely go down in history for her record-breaking rendition of “I Will Always Love You,” penned by country star, Dolly Parton. But we can’t forget her version of the Isley Brothers’ “For the Love of You.”


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