This Singer Took the Rhythm Out of Rihanna's 'Work.' Now White People Actually Love It

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Now that Rihanna and Drake's "Work" is No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, it's officially the biggest song in the country. And since it's topping the charts, anybody with a keyboard is going to want to cover it. 

In fact, it's already happened. 

Read more: Rihanna Releases Two-Part "Work" Video Featuring Drake, Weed and a Lot of Twerking

On Thursday, Samantha Harvey, a YouTube singer, posted a video of her lethargic cover of Rihanna's "Work" to her YouTube and personal Facebook pages. The stripped-down cover shows Harvey belting the words — sans Rihanna's affected Barbadian accent — over a simple keyboard. 

Harvey, who said on Facebook that she had to "translate" Rihanna's lyrics before she could film the video, garnered high praise from commenters. 

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"I hate this song when it comes on the radio ... but when you sing I LOVE it!" one commenter wrote.

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YouTube commenters were similarly effusive. "Didn't realize how amazing the lyrics were until this video," one person commented. 

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We're not sure what Rihanna thinks of this cover of her 14th No. 1 single on the Billboard Hot 100, but here are 14 ways the bad gal might react: 

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So, let's keep the crown where it belongs. 

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Mathew Rodriguez is a Staff Writer at Mic. He is a queer Latino New Yorker who enjoys female rappers, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Flannery O'Connor. He is a former editor at TheBody.com and he is working on a memoir.

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