Bach & Roll: 10 Modern Songs Written By Classical Composers

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En Vogue’s “Love U Crazay” samples Tchaikovsky’s “Dance of The Sugar Plum Fairy”

In 2000, En Vogue released the ambitious Masterpiece Theater, an album that was devoted to remixing classical music for a modern R&B audience. The album tanked so badly that the record company refused to release the album’s second single, “Love U Crazay,” which would have been a sultry take on “The Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy,” one of the most famous songs from Tchaikovsy‘s Christmas ballet, The Nutcracker. Take a listen at what could have been…

“Love U Crazay”:

“Dance of The Sugar Plum Fairy”: