Check Out Ed Sheeran’s Clean Take On Christina Aguilera’s ‘Dirrty’


Now this was unexpected.

Beyoncé's recent duet partnerEd Sheeran, proved once again that he can hang with the divas. The evidence came in the form of a BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge performance, in which the singer-songwriter offered up his take on Christina Aguilera's "Dirrty."

The coming-of-age, "good girl gone bad" club banger is a bold choice by any standards, but Ed seemed up to the challenge, even if the Englishman's rendition — parts of which periodically showcase heavy doses of his accent — deviates from the hip-pop sound to his fit into his guitar-strumming sensibilities. Not that it matters much, as the stripped-down, acoustic version is delivered verbatim by Sheeran, with him inserting the original's street-worthy sound by reciting the rap from Brick City's own Redman.

It's a clever interpretation of one of Christina's signatures and provides a newfound appreciation for a pre-Miley Cyrus cut from a Disney girl becoming an adult. It also makes us appreciate Ed's musicianship that much more, since his dusting off of an aughts classic gives it a crisp and fresh feel.

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