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Postmodern Jukebox Does A Swingin’ Cover Of Beyonce’s “Drunk In Love”

Postmodern Jukebox Does A Swingin' Cover Of Beyonce's "Drunk In Love"
Beyonce, Big Band-Style!

I know, I know, you’re probably tiring of all the various takes on Beyonce’s “Drunk In Love,” from emojis to Katy B to Kanye’s remix, but I swear, this one is worth it. Scott Bradlee and Postmodern Jukebox, who have become known for expertly covering pop hits in the style of other music genres — Katy Perry’s “Dark Horse” as a kinda gothic R&B jam is another recent cover — have taken the Beyonce and Jay Z collab and given it a 1940s, Big Band-style twist. Vocalist Cristina Gatti is seriously incredible. I have a feeling Bey herself would approve. [YouTube]

Appalled Grandmothers Read Beyonce’s “Drunk In Love” Lyrics, I Die Laughing

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"Who's Anna Mae? I Think She Wrote A Book..."

You guys, I’m convinced that this video of grandmothers reading Beyonce‘s “Drunk In Love” lyrics is the eighth world wonder.  From their declaration that Bey and Jay “must have a big bath tub,” to questions about modern society (“We never talked when we had sex. What’s all this talking?”), this video is a gem of the rarest kind. While I do disagree with the granny in yellow that this song  ”is a piece of shit,” I can only hope that my best girlfriends and I grow up to be just like this trio of whippersnappers. Sandwiches included.

Listen To This Amazing Duo Cover Beyonce’s Entire Album In Five Minutes

Mind. Blown.
New Beyonce Lyrics!
It's Bey Day, All Day: 25 Amazing New Beyonce Lyrics & GIFs!
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Don’t get us wrong: we are obsessed with the Beyonce’s latest solo album and have been listening to it on repeat. But that doesn’t mean we can’t appreciate a new interpretation of Bey’s amazing (ah-mah-zing) self-titled effort, like this one from YouTube performers Superfruit. The vocally gifted lads covered Beyonce’s whole album in just a few minutes, and I can’t even handle the talent. I might actually like it better than the original album. [Okay, that's blasphemy. -- Amelia] Somebody get these two a record deal! [Time]

Beyonce Leans In, Appears In PSA To Ban The Word “Bossy”

Beyonce Leans In, Appears In PSA To Ban The Word "Bossy"
"I'm not bossy. I'm the boss."

I am decisively “meh” on Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In foundation and its focus on a feminist movement driven by/benefiting capitalism, but I can get behind their latest PSA campaign to ban the word “bossy,” as it’s frequently used to describe and diminish ambitious women. Beyonce is down with it too, appearing in the PSA above (along with Jennifer Garner, Diane von Furstenberg, and Condoleezza Rice, amongst others) in which she states, “I’m not bossy. I’m the boss.” I just decided that Beyonce needs to do a song called “Bossy,” with that line as a lyric. And then it can be added to her soundboardt. Please? [NYMag.com]

Emma Watson Is “Conflicted” About Beyoncé’s Feminist Credentials

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“As I was watching [Beyoncé's visual album] I felt very conflicted, I felt her message felt very conflicted in the sense that on the one hand she is putting herself in a category of a feminist, but then the camera, it felt very male, such a male voyeuristic experience of her.”

Emma Watson and Rookie Mag editor Tavi Gevinson had a chat for Wonderland magazine and naturally the subject turned to Beyoncé (because every subject eventually turns to Beyoncé) and feminism. Tavi gave a much longer, well-thought-out response with her opinions about Beyoncé, sexuality and agency, but I tend to agree with how Emma Watson feels here. That is, I generally enjoy Bey’s music but I’m conflicted about her lyrics and some imagery in her videos. It seems to me that Bey sings and presents some problematic stuff in her videos, but everyone just fawns all over her anyway, for being a mega-super-famous superstar who identifies as feminist. (I am also fairly certain this viewpoint might get me fired from The Frisky, as Amelia is Beyonce’s number one fan, as in she wants to wear Bey like a skin suit. If I’m not here Monday, you know what happened.) [NYMag.com via Wonderland]

This Emoji Video For Beyonce’s “Drunk In Love” Is Strangely Moving

Beyonce's "Drunk In Love" Video With Emojis Is Strangely Moving
Finally, The Perfect Use For The Surfboard Emoji!

Call me crazy, but I found myself getting sort of emotional watching this emoji-filled video for Beyonce’s “Drunk In Love.” A lot of ink has been spilled about emojis as a medium for communication, but I’ve never really bought into it until now. I promise I’m not stoned, but seriously, the way the emojis are used here, perfectly timed to the beat and to Beyonce’s lyrics, it’s really quite powerful. Also, the surfboard emoji and poop emojis have never been better used. Bravo to, uh, emoji video artist Jesse Hill for his brilliance. [NYMag.com]

Fan Throws A Weave At Beyoncé During London Concert

"Dunkin Love"
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Kanye West Remixes Beyonce's "Drunk In Love"
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"You Got Me Snatching Wigs!"
  • Someone threw a weave (their weave? someone else’s weave?) at Beyoncé this weekend at the O2 in London while she was performing “XO.” Queen Bey, of course, took the weave attack in stride: she stopped singing for a brief moment to admonish, “You got me snatching wigs, snatching wigs!” [Global Grind]
  • Orlando Bloom bumped into his estranged wife Miranda Kerr on the red carpet for the Vanity Fair Oscars party. Awkward. Someone party planning lackey is totally getting fired. [Daily Mail UK]
  • Kelly Osbourne and Lady Gaga finally declared a truce to their dumbass feud. Finally. [Mirror UK]
  • Meanwhile, newly-single Paula Patton hit the parties without her wedding ring (or Robin Thicke). [Mirror UK] Keep reading »

“Dunkin Love” Is Proof That Both Beyonce And Donuts Make Everything Better

"Dunkin Love" Is Proof That Both Beyonce And Donuts Make Everything Better
"Can't take my eyes off that sausage patty..."

Okay, internet, you can go home for the day. This flaaaaaawlessssssss “Drunk In Love”/Dunkin Donuts parody video from the Bay Area’s Adrian Anchondo and Reggie D. White has owned this day. OPEN ALLLLL NIGHT! [via Jezebel]

Memo To My Frisky Coworkers: I Shall Be Speaking Via The Beyonce Soundboardt From Now On

Memo To My Frisky Coworkers: I Shall Be Speaking Via The Beyonce Soundboardt From Now On

Hey guys: Thanks to the Beyonce Soundboardt, instead of communicating feedback as regular ol’ boring Amelia, I will now be addressing you as Beyonce. If I like your blog ideas for the day? That gets a “Good Good.” Especially impressed? “GOD DAMN.” Oh yeah, and my outfit today? “I WOKE UP LIKE THIS,” obvs. I’m pretty sure I can find of why of responding to any query or comment you may have with a Beyonce soundbite. If I can’t, it’s probably not worth a reply anyway. Now, BOW DOWN BITCHES. (Check out the whole Soundboardt here!)

Watch Katy B’s Sultry Cover Of “Drunk In Love” And “Vulnerable”

Love Her Sound!

If you listen to the radio at all, “Drunk In Love” is probably stuck in your head on a repeating loop most days. I love it as much as the next girl, but how about giving a new rendition of the song a shot? No, Kanye’s remix doesn’t count. Katy B brought a dark, pensive side to Bey and Jay’s latest anthem when she mixed it with Tanishe’s “Vulnerable,” and I’m addicted. It should be noted that a certain unnecessary lyric is nowhere to be found in this rendition and the song is still just fine without it. [The Hairpin]

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