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John Legend

"Wake Up"

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October 20, 2010

Legend and the Roots recorded Arcade Fire's anthem for their LP Wake Up!, but it didn't make the cut. This live version suggests why: Legend's vocals miss Win Butler's cracked frailty, and the groove refuses to swing. But it's cool to hear the song becoming a 21st-century standard.

Video: The Roots and John Legend on Their Soul LP 'Wake Up'

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