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MidWeek Tunes: "Resentment"

Other than "Rolling in the Deep", this song has been covered more than a few times (Ok.."Marvin's Room" might be a distant second).

It was originally recorded by Victoria "Posh Spice" Beckham (of all people), and then stolenby Beyonce on her B'Day Album. BUT..my favorite version is the one by Jazmine Sullivan. Her vocals are deeper, richer and she just seems more emotionally invested in the song. Her phrasing is on point and you can just feel her pain.



My favorite lyric of the entire song is this:

"And I may never understand why... I'm doing the best that I can, but I...
Just can't seem to get over, the way you hurt me
Don't why you gave another, who didn't mean a thing... the very thing... you gave to me"


This song just resonates with me so much. I've resented so much in love and loving. The question remains.."How do you get past it?" Nevertheless, I'll keep listening to Jazmine and knowing that you will be alright in the end.

You just have to right?

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  1. I saw this being discussed on twitter and I am with you J Sullivan KILLED this track!!! Bey doesn't have any emotion when she sings which is what Jamie told her in Dreamgirls (although I do like some of her music) I LUV me some J Sullivan I still play both of her cds and I have seen her in concert 2x.

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  2. I LOVE this song! DIdnt realize it had been covered so much. Yeah, Jasmine really does this song justice best.

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