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Taylor Swift's 'September' Cover Blows, Listeners Say

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Singer Taylor Swift performs during the 2017 Jingle Ball at Madison Square Garden in New York on Dec. 8, 2017. (Lucas Jackson/Reuters)

By    |   Friday, 13 April 2018 05:20 PM

Pop star Taylor Swift is getting eviscerated for her cover of “September,” which turned Earth, Wind & Fire’s funky classic into a slowed-down, country version of the original.

Swift gave a hint of things to come Thursday morning on her Instagram page, where she posted a short video.

"My @Spotify Singles of 'Delicate' and my cover of 'September' by Earth, Wind & Fire come out tomorrow!” she said.

After the song’s release Friday, Earth, Wind & Fire’s diehard fans weren’t at all amused.

Writing for The Root, Monique Judge didn’t hold back. “Taylor Swift needs her a** whooped,” she said.

Judge opined that some songs shouldn’t be remade, and “September” is one of them — especially by Swift.

“There are certain songs you don’t mess with, especially if you don’t have the range, and we all know Taylor Swift has all the range of a dial tone,” Judge wrote.

Swift received at least a lukewarm appraisal from Popsugar’s Kelsie Gibson.

“While the stripped-down version is a complete 180 from the soul classic, it’s also strangely reminiscent of Swift’s older country material,” she wrote in a piece titled “Taylor Swift Just Made a Classic Earth, Wind & Fire Song Country, and I Don’t Hate It.”

Folks on social media also had no appreciation for the effort.

   

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Pop star Taylor Swift is getting eviscerated for her cover of "September," which turned Earth, Wind & Fire's funky classic into a slowed-down, country version of the original.
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