New Song: Beyonce – ‘At Last’

Published: Thursday 23rd Oct 2008 by Sam

As some of you may know, Beyonce will be starring as legend Etta James in the anticipated ‘Cadillac Records’ movie this December. Unsurprisingly, Ms. Knowles covers James’ career-defining song ‘At Last’ in the movie and similar to her previous film showings (i.e. Dreamgirls) her version will also be released.

Say what you want about her, but she definitely did the song justice. Not as great as the original, I must add, but still a commendable effort. Good stuff.

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  1. Queen$hawtii October 23, 2008

    Yup a really good cover that stays true to the original, but still showcases B’s unique voice. Christina Aguilera has also covered this song many times her career. If you can get past the excessive ad libbing they are impressive, too. She has alot of them, but I like her performance at VH1’s Men strike back the best. It’s worthwhile to check out.

  2. Anonymous October 23, 2008

    Good song but it seems like she tried to channel Etta not make it her own.. but she still sounds good

  3. Anonymous October 23, 2008

    Killed it!!! B always rocks her songs. I can’t stress that enough!

  4. knox October 23, 2008

    Dang I listened to dat 10 times over…dat was real good!

  5. MzJGaines October 23, 2008

    Beyonce can sing, so I knew it would be good and I’m glad she kept it classical and close to the original.

  6. juper October 23, 2008

    that was a GREAT version, than you beyonce for not butchering a timeless well known classic with oversinging and yelling. i loved it! can’t wait for the movie!

  7. Anonymous October 23, 2008

    horrid and boring

  8. Anonymous October 23, 2008

    I loved her rendition. Very Good.

  9. Anonymous October 23, 2008

    i love it, i love it, i love it amazing i loved da song bfo but my girl beyonce did hea thang ass alwayz

  10. Anonymous October 24, 2008

    THANK GOD she didn’t overkill the song. Glad she keep it simple and yet classic. Good job Bey, and this is coming from one of your worst “critics” lol.

  11. Ihavetobehonest October 24, 2008

    She did the best she could with the voice she has. Beyonce’s voice is nothing like Etta James’. It just doesn’t have that heft. Her’s was a decent rendition. Phenomenal? No. Decent? Yes. I have heard Christina Aguillera’s version. She kills it. Some may not agree(and that’s O.K.)but I have always thought that Christina A. was a better vocalist than Beyonce. A better writer as well. A better artist period. If she were black she could have played Etta James. I don’t know if she can act though. Then again,I’m STILL waiting for Beyonce to emerge as an actress. She has two chances coming up to show the world that her popularity is not the only reason she get’s film roles. I would like to think that if she sucked they would not have cast he;but it is Beyonce.The world seems to think that she can do no wrong,but I’ve seen her do wrong in four films already.

  12. Anonymous October 24, 2008

    wow – i love dc3 and i must admit that bey isnt my fav (ms kelly is) but i realize that bey is a damn tornado and she def has the looks and voice to back it – acting wise carmen was weak and all of her films have been just ok but dreamgirls was where i really saw her step up and handle business – oscar worthy? no but a great performance from bey – a singer turned actress so u cant say that she has no acting ability at all cuz thats a damn lie!!! and IHAVETOBEHONEST about that

  13. Anonymous October 24, 2008

    Very nice, but it felt like it was missing something. Needed more high note and long notes

  14. Anonymous October 24, 2008

    Christina Aguilera did this song more justice. Beyonce is not that great of a singer. Her sister is more entertaining than her.

  15. Anonymous October 24, 2008

    Correction people….Christina is a better singer than Beyonce, but by no means is she a better vocalist than Beyonce! There’s a big difference.

  16. FUTURESTARdelux August 5, 2010

    ETTA > XTINA > > > > ? > > > > BEYONCE

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