In 2010 movie Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, Brie Larson plays the frontwoman of fictional band The Clash at Demonhead, where she covers "Black Sheep," a song originally written and performed by Metric. Much to the disappointment of fans of the cover (there are dozens of us!), the cover wasn't included on the offical soundtrack and there was no physical copy of the song, leaving fans to listen to the YouTube version on repeat. Two YouTube videos of Brie's version have amassed a combined 39 million views, while the official version has only 4.3 million. Despite its popularity over the original, the cover didn't make it onto the soundtrack because Metric wanted their own version on it.
Metric wanted their original version on the OST. Which is fair enough. So... for now at least, the Brie version is just on the film, DVD extras and YouTube...— edgarwright (@edgarwright) September 5, 2019
But to all us fans who are growing tired of rewinding YouTube repeatedly, don't fear! The Scott Pilgrim soundtrack will be re-released tentatively in March 2021 in honor of the movie's 10-year anniversary, and is set to include the official Brie Larson cover.
And until then, you can listen to Brie's new cover of the song on her YouTube channel, where she sounds as flawless as she did on the original:
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ONTD, which is your favorite version of Black Sheep, and why is it Brie Larson's? Who was your favorite evil ex in Scott Pilgrim?