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2 Slow Versions of Modern R&B Classics Featured in Film Trailers

When you go to the movies a lot it’s impossible to completely avoid seeing trailers. When you go a lot in the same time frame, you’re bound to see the same trailers over and over again. In the past month or so, two trailers have had music that has caught my attention. The first is Birdman, which uses a slow version of Gnarls Barkley’s “Crazy”. The 2nd is the preview for 50 Shades of Grey, which uses a slowed down version of Beyonce’s “Crazy in Love”.

When I saw the previews, I have to admit that I barely paid attention to them because I was so surprised to be hearing the songs. It was mostly surprising because “Crazy in Love” was released in 2003 and “Crazy” in 2006. Both songs are just at the cusp of the time frame where a song is no longer modern but might not quite considered “classic” yet. Whenever a song gets in that time frame it’s kind of a surprise when I hear it because it’s out of my mind. The funny thing is, I know that several people thought that these versions where covers (even though Gnarls Barkley actually performed this version several years ago) and didn’t think the songs should’ve been re-done. So I guess the question is, “Is slower better?”

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