Deana Martin’s not a fan.
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Dean Martin’s version of the song is the one with the questionable lyrics but his daughter Deana still isn’t for someone changing things up. “You do not change the lyrics to the song. He’s made it more sexual with those words that he has just said. It’s absolutely absurd,” she told Piers Morgan, via Complex. “I think what he’s done is, he’s stealing the thunder from Frank Loesser’s song and from my dad. He should write his own song if he doesn’t like this one, but don’t change the lyrics. It’s a classic, perfect song.”
Sharon Osbourne has echoed the same sentiments on The Talk when she called the song “ridiculous.”
“I have to tell you, I love John Legend. I love John Legend’s wife, his family. He’s an amazing artist that I really respect. Why do you do this? That’s not right,” she added.