Listen to Songwriter’s Original Version of Beyonce’s ‘Best Thing I Never Had’
Last week, the original version of Beyonce's 'Best Thing I Never Had' single aired on Los Angeles' Power 106, and now co-writer Patrick "j.Que" Smith has posted the track on his site, reports Billboard.
"I'm both thrilled & grateful that #TeamBey decided to make our song the single and it sounds awesome ... But, this is what the song sounded like when we wrote it," Smith wrote in his post. "I like this version ... Mostly because it's not a ballad."
The original version has a prominent track that is omitted on the album cut. Smith, who has written songs for Jennifer Lopez, Britney Spears, Usher and more, says the drums from Doug E. Fresh's 'The Show' inspired the song.
He continued in a later post, "Both versions are SUPER JAMMING and set the mood in 2 completely different ways!!! I’m just feeling kinda tempo’d lately! Can you blame me though???? I got a single on BEYONCE!!!!! LoL."
'Best Thing I Never Had' follows the release of 'Run the World (Girls)' from the 29-year-old's fourth album, '4.' Beyonce recently released a video for the song, which features the R&B star in an elaborate wedding fantasy.
Listen to the Songwriter's Version of 'Best Thing I Never Had'
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