I don’t see ‘Valerie’ as a Zutons hit anymore, says McCabe

July 30th, 2008 - 1:16 pm ICT by IANS  

A file-photo of Amy Winehouse

London, July 30 (IANS) Zutons’ singer Dave McCabe admits that they cannot consider the song “Valerie” their own after it became much more successful when Mark Ronson and Amy Winehouse sang it. Ananova.com reports the song was originally released in 2006 and a year later Ronson crooned it and it went right up the charts.

McCabe said: “I don’t see ‘Valerie’ as a Zutons hit anymore. I’m not sad about it, it’s a good thing. I just see it now as a song anyone can cover.”

But the band declared they still prefer their version.

McGabe added: “Amy and Mark took the song to a new level but obviously I think ours is the better version. If I thought theirs was better, we’d play it live.”

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