The new John Legend / Kelly Clarkson version of “Baby It’s Cold Outside” has been officially released.
Deana Martin, daughter to Dean Martin, who performed the original 1944 song, ripped Legend’s rewrite of the classic in an interview with “Good Morning Britain.”
“He’s stealing the thunder from (original composer) Frank Loesser’s song and from my dad,” said Martin.
“He should write his own song if he doesn’t like this one, but don’t change the lyrics. It’s a classic, perfect song.”
Per CBSNews, John Legend and Kelly Clarkson have taken an old holiday classic and revamped it for modern times. The stars after critics said the iconic tune promoted date rape.
Legend posted his duet with Clarkson on Vevo Thursday, and the song was also made available for streaming. It appears on the deluxe edition of his Christmas album “A Legendary Christmas.”
Here is the original version.
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