Cheryl Fernandez-Versini’s I Don’t Care makes original songwriter’s skin crawl

And it broke her heart to hear Chezza's version. Ouch.


by Maria Vallahis |
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If you're a singer, this is probably the last comment you want to get.

So Cheryl Fernandez-Versini won the British public her track I Don't Care last year.

Much to her dismay, the original songwriter - Bonnie McKee - is however not impressed with the outcome. For one, the original song title was Waking Up Diagonal and Bonnie claims some of the lyrics were also altered.

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Bonnie told Idolator: "I wrote a song called 'I Don't Care', that's not what I called it actually. Cheryl Cole cut it and it went to number one in the UK last year.

"That was my 10th number one, so I'm grateful for it but I didn't want to give it up. It was a song I had written for myself. They tweaked a couple lyrics and changed the title.

"The original title was 'Waking Up Diagonal'. It's the first line of the song. I just thought it was more interesting than 'I Don't Care', which is such a boring title to me.

"When I hear that song it breaks my heart a little bit because it's my story."

Oh dear.

However Bonnie did sing Chezza's praises.

She continued: "I mean the Cheryl Cole song was great, they did a good job with it, but it just wasn't the way I would do it. It really makes my skin crawl. I'm just like, 'This isn't how it's supposed to be'".

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