Listening Station: Drew Barrymore Is Cold As Ice

Apr 26th, 2007 // 13 Comments

drewpic.jpgA few months after crooning alongside Hugh Grant in Music & Lyrics, Drew Barrymore now has a single of her own: “Cold Hard Truth,” a just-released song from the long-delayed soundtrack to Lucky You (easily the Chinese Democracy of Curtis Hanson gambling dramas). Barrymore plays a struggling singer in the movie, and her performance here isn’t too bad; you can hear a little bit of Aimee Mann, and a whole lot of vocal coaching:

Drew Barrymore – Cold Hard Truth [MP3, link expired]


  1. jbpeevish

    …and a whole lot more of `help me make it through the night’

  2. filmtex

    Well Drew’s singing may not be too bad but the song is horrible. It sounds quite a bit like “Help me make it through the night”. I’ll bet Drew’s record company will be singing pretty soon- the blues- as this cd sells as well as most of the other junk out there. I’ll take Lynn Andersons version of “Help me make it…” any day.

  3. brasstax

    I shouldn’t like this, but I do.

    *listens some more*

    OH NOES! I liked it until she did the unnecessary key change there toward the end.

  4. BadUncle

    That voice is but one more reason to love The Drew. But here, it’s like pouring honey into a jello/marshmallow parfait.

  5. Shumina

    It’s not horrible. I would *never* buy a CD or an MP3 of her crooning, but I’ve heard worse. And yeah, she didn’t need the warble at the end. Cliche’.

  6. Trackback

    The three of you who saw Music & Lyrics know that Drew Barrymore can attempt to sing. Further proof will come in her next film Lucky You, where she contributes a song to the soundtrack.

  7. cerulgalactus

    I like the voice, but that was proven in Music and Lyrics; but the song is as Boring As Batshit.

  8. beaumontjones

    Awful! What are you people hearing? Her range is finger-width and she badly needs an antihistamine. And that song! Whoah. It sounds like a reject for a TV commercial about saving for retirement. Please, if have not yet DL the song I beg you to stop listening before the key change! It’s potentially spleen-exploding. . . Yeah, I might have just saved your life.

  9. TheSkinny

    Well, there go three minutes I’ll never get back. Damn you. Damn you to hell, Idolator.

  10. Jupiter8

    After listening to that and looking at her picture, I can’t determine if she owes more to ProTools or Photoshop…

  11. Greg Johnson

    CHEERS to this especially catty thread of comments! JEERS to Drew Barrymore’s make-up spaz. Or something.

  12. Freepster

    Remember when she showed off her tits and tattoos in Playboy? Ah, youth!

  13. EightE1

    This is a George Jones song from maybe 10 or so years ago. It certainly sounded better and more … um, genuine … sung in Jones’ wearier-than-thou voice, than this. This is really barely a performance at all.


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