Solange Knowles let slip that she’d performed a “gospel version” of Bjork’s “It’s Oh So Quiet” while on tour in Europe earlier this week, and her take on the song–a slower take that plays up the song’s waltziness and allows her background singers to shine–has made it to YouTube. Check out the octave-jumping she does at the end! Anyway, I’m sure that Bjork-fan “purists” out there will find something to complain about with it, because the Internet was made for complaining. So why not peep the original versions of the song after the jump?
And just for good measure, here’s the song Bjork based “It’s Oh So Quiet” on–Betty Hutton’s “Blow A Fuse,” which was recorded in 1951 and which was itself a cover of German bandleader Horst Winter’s “Und jetzt ist es still”:
Solange – “It’s Oh So Quiet” [YouTube]
Bjork – It’s Oh So Quiet [Dailymotion]
Betty Hutton – Blow A Fuse [YouTube]