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Check out Antony & The Johnsons' cover of Beyonce's Crazy In Love - featuring the Metropole Orkest of Amsterdam (above).


P.S. Save the comments about his appearance. Just listen with your eyes closed, bbs!

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89 comments to “Haunting!”

  1. 1

    listening with my vag first

  2. 2

    uh excuse me! Don't tell me save my comments, Perezita you're the first to tease others, I never have….heheheheheh

  3. l0ise says – reply to this


    very haunting!

  4. 4

    His voice sounds reincarnated. Eerie. I love his singing.

  5. 5

    Absolutely amazing. They showed the whole concert on Dutch television the day after and I'm in love ever since.

  6. 6

    Powerful reinterp! I keep playing it over 'n' over. Who says classics can't get repackaged and find a new identity with new audiences?!

  7. 7

    He sounds like the English singer, Alison Moyet

  8. 8

    wow it is very haunting… but really good (:

  9. 9

    Antony & the Johnsons are amazing. I saw them live in DC and it was the best show. His voice is so haunting and beautiful even if he is wacky (eccentric).

  10. 10

    I love it!!


    better than beyonce…………

  11. 11

    Hate it

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  13. 13

    He is an excellent singer.
    I find it very hypocritical of you to tell us to "save the comments about his appearance" — YOU are the first to criticize EVERYONE's looks.

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  15. 15

    I love it! I think this version is so beautiful.

  16. 16

    weird but I like it

  17. 17

    Wow! Haunting is an understatement! This version gives you a whole new perspective on the song. Beyonce's version sounds (as it was intended) like a love-struck woman… Antony & The Johnsons' sounds like a heartbroken lover who just can't come to grips with the break-up and is trying to explain the way his partner makes him feel, with such pain and emotion behind every word!

    This version is FAR SUPERIOR to the original! Way to go!! :)

  18. 18

    I really do love Antony.

  19. 19

    Love it!

  20. 20

    It reminds me of Ryan Adam's remake of Wonder Wall, being that the pop version really masks the true beauty of the song and lyrics. Kudos to Antony and the Johnsons' for seeing the potential in the song!

  21. 21

    Antony and I lived in the same building in nyc for years. He is the sweetest, shyest, man. Soft spoken and gentle. I will always luv him. And his voice is the perfect revelation of his soul.

  22. 22

    He does better with song that has an actual melody.

  23. 23

    i saw antony due this at BAM a few years ago. legendary!

  24. 24

    He is so beautiful. I saw him in concert in Oslo a couple of years ago, when he finished the whole room was crying.

  25. 25

    He is amazing!

  26. 26

    It's really amazing!
    His voice is beautifull!!

  27. 27

    He's amazing. Saw him in Nyc last winter, I was crying through the whole concert.

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  29. 29

    Wow, this is absolutely beautiful.

  30. 30

    was he off beat? but yeah i never realized that song actually had substance until now

  31. 31

    Beautiful! Way better then the original.

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  33. 33

    Love it! Best music you've ever posted! Keep it up!

  34. 34

    Indeed haunting… Long-time fan of them but even now, they still manage to surprise.
    Anthony does sound like a heartbroken lover but he is kind of a

  35. 35

    Indeed haunting… Long-time fan of them but even now, they still manage to surprise.
    Anthony does sound like a heartbroken lover but he is kind of a tragic person, judged on interviews I've read with him…

    A peculiar voice for a peculiar person.

  36. 36

    Buffalo Bill?

  37. 37

    WTF?? That to me was horrible!!! The whole thing, including his face and the psychiatric ward get up.

  38. 38

    It rubs the lotion on its skin or else it gets the hose again.

  39. 39


  40. 40

    Orchestra sounds great-HE SOUNDS LIKE A DYING MOOSE!

  41. free says – reply to this



  42. 42

    Porkez and him, separate at birth?

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  44. 44

    HAHA…Perez saying save your comments about appearance. How about you do the same fatty

  45. 45

    god i love antony & the johnsons so much!!!

  46. 46

    beautiful……but strange on the eyes

  47. 47

    beautiful…….but strange

  48. 48

    This cover is AMAZING! I can totally hear it playing with Twilight in mind.

  49. 49

    Love Antony, he's amazingly talented! As for making comments about people's appearances Mario, pah! Pot…kettle…black!

  50. 50

    very interesting!

  51. 51

    wow-so beautiful-what a great version of this song…BTW-its about time we listen to the music and not judge on what the person looks like,etc-i didnt think of it perez until YOU pointed it out…..listen to the music, just listen to the music…..

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  53. 53

    I never comment but, I L-O-V-E Antony and the Johnsons, so original and unique that is what music is! Check out you are my sister, fantastic song that can bring a tear to my eye every time I hear it!

  54. 54

    Not bad. God I love music!

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  56. 56

    he sounds like nina simone

  57. 57

    i almost didn't even recognize him! he has amazing talent. i love Hercules and Love Affair. he just doesn't look healthy in this clip :(

  58. 58

    so, when Antony reads your comment, Perez, what's he supposed to think? It's like you've apologized to your friends in advance of meeting an embarassing family member.

  59. 59

    Love him!

  60. 60

    I love Antony Now he's a true superstar!

  61. 61

    such a powerful voice. Never heard of them before but def going to look for more of their performances.

  62. 62

    DAYUM! Adding to my Rhapsody faves! Loves!

  63. 63

    I saw them perform on Letterman and my boyfriend and I were initially like "WOAH WTF" but part way through the performance my boyfriend said "You know I don't completely hate this"…If anyone lets appearance get in the way of emjoying such fucking talent then it's their loss…..I am thrilled you posted this, I wanted to look more into him and couldn't remember the name…Thank You =0)

    p.s. I very much agree with L-Doggz

  64. 64

    YYYYAAAAYYYY!!!!! Thank you for posting this! Antony is one of the most amazing voices of our generation.

  65. 65

    love it..

  66. 66

    Wow, I love music and really hated this. Who cares what he looks like, he sounds like a sick cat on this song. The ONLY thing that saved the original from its boring, repetetive lyrics was the dance beat. This is a cover song to slit your wrists to. Not a fan.

  67. 67

    i didn't watch it at all…just listened

    loved the version…just not his voice

    it was cool though.

  68. 68

    P.S. Save the comments about his appearance. Just listen with your eyes closed, bbs! ?????

    What an asshole thing to say! Antony Hegarty creates beautiful music. What did you ever contribute? Why judge everyone by the same stupid celebrity standards that you yourself don't even meet? Fat tub of shit.

  69. 69

    I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  70. 70

    it was good!!!

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  72. 72

    Re: SambaSamovar – when did crazy in love become a classic?

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  74. 74

    I have all his albums.

    His voice is ethereal like some fallen angel.Just beautiful enough to make one cry.

  75. 75

    Re: blndtrtle
    You are My Sister and River of Sorrow just bust me up every time.I cry bucket loads and I do not even have a sister…….

  76. KBGD says – reply to this


    it's not without its charm… a little too long for me

  77. 77

    i'm sorry but when i listen to this version all i can think is um, restraining order?

  78. 78

    beautiful. it had a kind of jeff buckley feel to it. damn, i miss him.

  79. 79

    Based on that 'P.S.' in the post, I would say that Perez Hilton has a problem with Antony's appearance, homophobic hypocrite that he is.

  80. 80

    Good voice, but it is stupid and pretentious to match those lyrics with that type of arrangement - makes no sense. Also, very cliche - like those 'very special' performances on the Grammys which invariably involve classical orchestras and gospel choirs.

  81. 81

    its still gay!

  82. 82

    I absolutely ADORE Antony, and this cover version is so powerful, and amazing it made me cry. He's so genuine, and I actually think he's beautiful inside and out. If Jeff Buckley and Nina Simone had a baby, it would ANTONY! xoxo

  83. 83

    LOVE Antony and the Johnsons!!!!

  84. 84

    That was beautiful! He reminds me of my all time favorite singer, Nina Simone. Just breathtaking~ thank you for sharing.

  85. 85

    sounds like boy george.

  86. lolli says – reply to this



  87. 87

    Only a true talent such as Antony can take a shitty beyonce song and unearth something magical out of it. If you ever see his show, he sometimes does an equally haunting version of "I Will Survive".

  88. 88

    ADOREEEEE!!! love love love :]

  89. 89

    He is no R-Pat, but he's way better looking than you Perez. And what's most important, he's talented. The dude can sing. Once in a while you post stuff that is decent, although most of the time what you put here is just trash.