Florence + the Machine Covers Drake and Rihanna’s ‘Take Care’ [Video]

Florence + the Machine

It’s no secret that Florence Welch of Florence + the Machine is a Drake fan. The British songstress took her admiration to the next level by covering the title track off Drizzy’s No. 1 album Take Care during her appearance on BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge. The Rihanna-assisted song debuted at No. 9 on the Billboard Hot 100 this week.

“This is pretty exciting ’cause it’s a song by three of my absolute favorite artists,” said the soft-spoken Florence. “I hope we can do it justice.”

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40 Comments

  1. shanedd

    lets see rihanna perform this live

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    Redchainsaw Reply:

    @shanedd, With the record playing in the back lol

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    buzzed Reply:

    @shanedd, you must really dislike her

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  2. Alex!

    this is aammmaazziiinggg! love the original but Florence takes it to another level with her beautiful voice!!!! wow!

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    Peasant Reply:

    @Alex!, she can sing the ABC and i will love it.

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  3. Triniti

    Drake and Rihanna can now take several seats.

    To be outdone on your own song…

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    callmemontana Reply:

    @Triniti, Come on, really ? Don’t be silly…

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  4. Redchainsaw

    I LOVE her voice very unique and original

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  5. lily

    her voice is sooo unique, i didn’t like how she sung the chorus but she sounded great on the verse

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  6. tb

    killed it

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  7. Alessandro

    I loved her signing drakes parts but she didnt really do Rihannas part justice, it didnt flow well with the rest of the song. But I just cant get enough of that voice, its amazing! Brings chills!

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    lily Reply:

    @Alessandro, agreed!

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  8. Sharp Tongue

    Epic she killed this wig snatched *seats taken*.

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  9. KingSmiley

    she is giving Drake a run for his money , her voice is too soft for Rihanna verse ; but besides that she KILLED !

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  10. >Turn me on.

    drake is a great artist and song songwriter ,peeps always covering is songs,

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  11. muzicholic2

    I love the fact that this timeless song is being introduced to a whole new generation. Thank you Florence and Drake for covering this masterpiece by Bobby Blue Bland and Gil Scott Herron.

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  12. Jess

    I love Florence + The Machine!

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  13. Hugh

    Love Florence

    Its amazing how shy and quiet she seems

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  14. Ahhhhhhh

    Damn Drake and Rihannas version was just ok compared to this, it seems like it should have been florence+theMachines song from the start

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  15. FILIPINOPHARAOH

    So good!! Florence continues to impress

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  16. r.i.p aaliyah

    i love her version but the original is just>>>>>>

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  17. malikMJdope

    thats crazy Florence is a beast for taking on this song…she did great , its just funny cuz she perfoming this b4 Drake and Rihanna did she had the orchestra and everything!

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  18. Winston Churchill

    i need a Drake And Florence record NOW.

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  19. Chris Shorts

    I loved it u have to understand y she sung it that way ,listen to her album or a few songs she put her own swag on it , I love her she brings me there

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  20. Mista coop

    I like how Rihanna sings it more..but Florence does Drakes part waaaay better..I need her to work with Kanye

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  21. callmemontana

    Laaaaaaaaaame.

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  22. Sizzurp Sky

    She has a beautiful voice but i don’t like this version

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  23. Queenie

    Gil Scott-Heron & Jamie xx > Florence + The Machine > Drake & Rihanna

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    SampleTHIS Reply:

    @Queenie,
    This is my fav song on the album! So glads its killin BillBoard.
    I luv that SHE their music…U will probably see them do a show together…

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  24. Zorr

    I can see a remix coming!!

    Drake ft Rihanna and Florence, I dont think they should replace Rihanna’s part but let Florence sing a part of drake.

    Btw this will give drake album another sales boost, people get curious about his album because they heard her (Florence) performe a Song of it!!

    Maybe they even paid her to do this song;)

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  25. Watever

    @zorr
    Actually, she prolly had to pay drake. You can’t perform someone else’s song on tv without getting clearance from the artist and/or their record label.

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  26. Zorra

    @warever
    you clearly dont get my point:

    his will give drake album another sales boost, people get curious about his album when they hear her (Florence) performe a Song of it!!

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  27. ThankMeLater

    I prefer Florence then Rihanna

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    the demise of beyonce career R.I.Paradise Reply:

    @ThankMeLater, than* learn how to spell before you make irrelevant comments.

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  28. Ri-Talked

    Amazing and she put soul in it.

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  29. From Tokyo

    Florence is the real thing, enough said. She is real music.

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  30. Olympia

    Yup shits dope .

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  31. minajfan

    grandma can sing eyy

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    MaZ Reply:

    @minajfan, we can’t say the same thing about Gimmik Minaj!

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  32. bobs

    Wow, she put them to shame. I love them both, but really this is amazing.

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