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Song Review: Ariana Grande & John Legend – Beauty and the Beast

Written for Kurrent Music
Published February 12th 2017

Disney’s playing it safe

Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast review

Ariana Grande and John Legend have just released the title track for Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast”. I think I was as skeptical of this cover song as I was of the idea that this classic fairytale cartoon was turned into a real life action film. I mean, with real people, a dancing teapot, singing clock and one person dressed up like a beast?! Ooookay…….

Yes, I know that when you leave projects like these in the hands of people like Disneys’, there’s a 90% chance the outcome is going to be ok, at minimum. The trailer of the movie reassured me that they really have decided to try to do the animated version justice, but I’m still wary.

The song is giving away, that they may have played it extremely safe. The original song was performed by Celine Dion and Peabo Bryson and released in 1991. I loved it, at the time and it’s a song I’ve never really stopped playing, mainly due to Celine’s involvement.

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