Although she is a country singer, Reba McEntire covers the songs of many pop artists. For example, McEntire once turned Beyoncé’s pop/R&B hit “If I Were a Boy” into a country song. During an interview, McEntire revealed that he regrets covering the song. She also discussed why she recorded “If I Were a Boy” in the first place.
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During an interview, Annie Reuter Board It is noteworthy that many of McEntire’s songs feature strong female characters. Reuters asked McEntire if she ever recited any of the songs because it lacked that perspective. McEntire revealed that he had.
“It doesn’t necessarily have to be a strong female voice, but it should have a message,” McEntire said. “If a song has touched my heart, hopefully it will touch your heart when I sing it. I am the groove. I am the one who gives the message.”
McEntire said there is a spiritual dimension to his quest to find good songs. “When I go in search of songs, I ask God, ‘Please send me songs that help people, that touch their hearts,’” she said. “It can solve a problem for them, it can entertain them, it can take them away from what they are doing.”
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Why she covered Beyoncé’s ‘If I Were a Boy’
Reuters asked McEntire when he made his last artistic mistake. “There was a time when I [covered] ‘If I were a boy,’ McEntire recalled. “We did it for [Unplugged on CMT in 2010], and the record label really wanted me to record it and put it out as a single. I really didn’t like it. It was not so successful. Music industry people, they’re professionals, and sometimes you have to go with the team. It just didn’t work out.”
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How Reba McEntire’s cover fared on the charts compared to Beyoncé’s original
McEntire’s cover did not reach the commercial peaks of Queen B’s version. Beyoncé’s “If I Were a Boy” peaks at number 3 billboard hot 100, remained on the charts for 20 weeks. Its original album, I am Sasha Fierce, was also a hit. This one tops them all billboard 200 and lasted 193 weeks on the charts.
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On the other hand, McEntire’s “If I Were a Boy” did not reach billboard hot 100. It reached number 22 on Billboard Hot Country Songs chart and remained on the chart for 12 weeks. cover original album, all women i am, but reached number 7 billboard 200 and stayed on the chart for 20 weeks. McEntire isn’t a big fan of his version of “If I Were a Boy” and the public didn’t care much either.