Christian Singer Duped By '50 Shades' - Thought It Was Rom-Com

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The song Call Me included in the movie Fifty Shades of Grey is by a band who revealed that they had no idea there was so much sex in the film. Paul Janeway, frontman of St. Paul and the Broken Bones, was once a nice Christian boy prepping to be a minister. (That's Christian as in church going, not Christian as in Grey.) He thought his song was just going to be in a rom-com, not a dom-rom.


I can't tell if he's annoyed by the fact that his song Call Me or basking in the excitement. Paul claims he thought he licensed off the song to a non-sexual scene in a sweet lil film about l-o-v-e. Paul said:

I knew it was a book, but I had no idea what it was. So I was like, sure, big movie, good exposure. I'll be in this romantic comedy. Which is what I thought it was: a romantic comedy. It's a good way to make money in the music business, you know. Then I saw a preview for it, and I was like, 'Oh, shit. Oh, no. What have I done?'

A potty-mouthed, sort of clueless former altar boy. I love him.

Whatever your feelings on the movie Fifty Shades of Grey are, there is one thing that cannot be disputed. The soundtrack is hot -- TLC-style crazy, sexy, cool kind of hot. It features Beyonce, Sia, The Rolling Stones, Annie Lennox, and Frank Sinatra. In other words, if you are on the soundtrack, you are in elite company. But, the St. Paul and the Broken Bones song is absent from the official soundtrack, which is why I think Paul is talking about it. Exposure, people. Bands need exposure. 

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So maybe he's crying Oh my God forgive me for my sins but I thought this was a rom-com when he's really saying Hey listen to the song omitted from the soundtrack and how crazy is it that a man on his way to priesthood took a sidestep and now his song's in a film about bondage!

Check out the song and video featuring a raven-haired seductress in a red dress with killer legs showing skin and rolling on the floor. And he's trying to feign innocence. 

Catchy little tune, it is. They have that Alabama Shakes sound -- they are from Alabama and the keyboardist from Alabama Shakes produced their album. I think it's a brilliant move on Paul's part to stir up a bit of controversy about his song to get noticed. He deserves more than his 15 minutes of fame ... I'd say at least 50 shades of it.

What do you think of the fact that a "sweet Christian boy's" song is in the Fifty Shades movie?


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