John Legend, Kelly Clarkson Reimagine 'Baby It's Cold Outside'
John Legend announced Monday he is releasing a Deluxe Edition of his holiday album A Legendary Christmas with four new tracks – including a version of “Baby It’s Cold Outside” featuring Kelly Clarkson and updated lyrics.
Legend and comedian Natasha Rothwell reimagined the classic song about a man trying to convince a woman to spend the night with him. (Many have said lyrics like “Say, what’s in this drink?” promote date rape.)
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“I really can't stay (Baby it’s cold outside) / I’ve gotta go away (I can call you a ride),” Clarkson and Legend sing. “This evening has been (So glad that you dropped in) / so very nice (time spent with you is paradise) / My mother will start to worry (I’ll call a car and tell ‘em to hurry).”
The new lyrics also include: “What will my friends think (I think they should rejoice) / if I have one more drink? (It’s your body, and your choice).”
A Legendary Christmas: The Deluxe Edition, out Nov. 8, will also include “This Christmas,” “My Favourite Things” and “Christmas in New Orleans.”
Legend released his first holiday album last October and followed it up with a tour.
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