Versions: Ciara and Justine Timberlake’s Love Sex Magic

I admit, I HAD a crush on Justin Timberlake when he brought sexy back. It’s not because of his singing or talking voice (I’ve always been a sucker for deep, low-pitched voices a la Gerard Butler), it’s because of the way he moves. Yeah, baby!

Again . . . I digress. it’s probably all the hormones. Anyway, I have nothing against the original version of this song. In fact, I grooved with it for a time or two, but when I saw Biffy Clyro’s live cover of it for BBC Radio One Live Lounge, my heart went boom . . . boom . . . boom . . .

SEGUE: I’ve been a Biffy fan since 2008, when I heard the song Falling Stars from their 2007 album “Puzzle”. It’s a great introduction to a band that I’m steadily falling in love with. I’ve even started loving Simon Neil’s (Biffy’s frontman) side project Marmaduke Duke I am completely taken by their single Rubber Lover.

Suffice to say, I am a rocker/punk girl. Always have and always will, even if I listen to almost all types of music genre — depending on my mood, of course. 

So, without further ado, I give you two versions of Love Sex Magic — the original, which was performed by the Ciara-Justin duet, and the stripped down, alternative-ish by Biffy Clyro.

(Click on the images to view/listen to the video.)

ct lsm

bc lsm

It’s hard to choose between the two since both have a special place in my mp3 player. 

And, as a parting shout-out (as always), it’s a matter of preference. Really.


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