Beyonce annoys me in general.
Her songs grate on my nerves, and while she has an amazing voice, it gives me a headache when she warbles and warbles and screeches.
If I Were A Boy is NOT a song to do that with and it made me cry in pain everytime it came on the radio.
Then I heard there was an original version as the song was written by an up-and-coming (thank you, Perez) and I realised that the song is actually pretty good. The artist is BC Jean; another singer-songwriter. But she’s damn good. She has a voice that can become a rival to Bonnie Tyler! She’s singing the wrong kind of songs right know (with the exception of If I Were A Boy and one or two others) but once she gets the right management and some vocal training (cos she occasionally verges on that irritating MandyMoore-eque ‘breathy’ thing!) she’s going to be awesome.
Now move over Queen.B and let the people hear how it SHOULD sound …..