John Legend's controversial rewrite of 'Baby It's Cold Outside' is here

Carla Harmon
November 9, 2019

"Infant It really is Chilly Outdoors" may be recognized on the deluxe model of John Legend's Christmas album, "A Famous Xmas" which is out now.

Legend announced final thirty day period that he and Clarkson would not only be masking the well-known music for his approaching Xmas album, "A Famous Xmas", but that they meant to rewrite some of the lyrics, the Deseret News noted.

Legend announced last month that he and comedian Natasha Rothwell rewrote some of the song's lyrics to reflect the controversy.

"My mother will to start worry (Beautiful what's your hurry?)/My father will be pacing the floor (Listen to the fireplace roar)/So, really I'd better scurry (Beautiful, please don't hurry)/Well, maybe just a half a drink more (Put some records on while I pour)."
"If I have one more drink?" and John replies, "It's your body, and your choice". Whereas the section of the tune traditionally sung by a girl hasn't had many adjustments made to it, the lyrics John sings feature him crooning phrases enjoy, "I will call you a chase", "time spent with you is paradise", and "text me if you accumulate dwelling".

What do U think of Legend's version of the song, Perezcious readers?

She pointed specifically to the new "It's your body, and your choice" lyric. Now, the song has officially been released, and after getting the chance to hear the song and all of the lyric changes, no one is impressed. "I think that John should just have left it alone". "It's a classic, ideal song", she argued. Why are you doing this? And, the news of the change has not gone over well with everyone from Dean Martin's daughter Deana (Dean Martin recorded one of the most popular covers of the classic song) to Sharon Osbourne.

Chuck Arnold of the New York Post wrote that Legend's woke remake "feels a little silly and gimmicky".

She called the tune's new iteration, which was penned by Legend, "absolutely absurd". "And if Legend finds Loesser's lyrics are so offensive, why not cast them aside and write all original Christmas songs?"

But, Amy Lewis tweeted: "I actually DO prefer the lyric change". Through the years, the lyrics were scrutinized by listeners.

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