The record-breaking, YouTube-views smashing singer, Taylor Swift, released her own take on the classic song "September" by Earth, Wind, & Fire, which was released in 1978, and is considered one of the best classic hits in soul music. Taylor's cover came as a part of Spotify singles collection for the singer, that was released last Friday.

The Internet is not happy

The cover immediately received harsh feedback online, and Twitter exploded with negative comments about Swift's take on the song, saying that it had killed the soul of the song, as it stripped away the original’s funk-laden sensibility and presented the tune as a slow-burning "country-politan" song.

Some of the most retweeted comments, is the one by Monique Judge, a columnist for the black culture magazine "The Root", as she took particular issue with the cover. In a column titled “Taylor Swift Just Disrespected Earth, Wind & Fire With Her Cover of ‘September,’ ”. Judge hoped the song was “some type of messed up Friday the 13th prank"!

You can see something like this, to get a taste what the internet is feeling!

But all comments aside, this video of old black ladies listening harshly and disappointingly to the cover says it all! The video has over 2.5M views and it sparked major conversation all over the social platform.

Taylor chose the song for 'Sentimental reasons'

Meanwhile, Taylor's team said that she chose this song as it had a special place in her heart, and from the press release that was published to announce the cover, we read "Taylor chose ‘September’ for sentimental reasons.

She’s always loved the classic tune by Earth, Wind & Fire, and notes that the month of September is especially meaningful to one of her relationships. An added layer of sentiment came from being able to record the song in a Nashville studio, the city Taylor moved at age 14 to pursue country music".

Taylor Swift is now in a happy relationship with the British actor Jon Alwyn, and this time things are looking good for the singer who's famous for her exes-dissing tracks!

The History of 'September'

Earth, Wind & Fire, the American funk band, recorded the famous song during the sessions for their album I Am (1979) and released as a single in 1978, then It was included on The Best of Earth, Wind & Fire, Vol. 1. "September" which reached number 1 on the US R&B chart, number 8 on the US Billboard Hot 100, and number three on the UK Singles Chart.

The song has sold over two million digital copies in the US as of September 2017, it was later released as "December" and chord changes and the melody remained identical, with lyrics re-written for the "Twenty-fifth of December," performed by Earth Wind & Fire, as well, on a later album.