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July 30th, 2014
There are certain things that we easily associate with Vin Diesel. Big muscles. Fast cars. Aviator sunglasses. Fighting. A shiny bald head. Beating the crap out of people. You know, the usual macho/tough guy type of stuff.
But serenading a stranger with the most tortured ballad of the year? Hmm, not so much. Yet that’s exactly what Vin did while doing the promo rounds for Guardians of the Galaxy in London.
When a reporter from Capital FM asked Vin to tap into his sensitive side and sing Sam Smith’s Stay With Me, he didn’t hesitate in the least. He actually REALLY got into it, delivering a surprisingly high falsetto that you would absolutely never expect. Listen for yourself.
See what we mean?! Okay, so his vocals aren’t perfect or even on-key 90% of the time, but just listen to the passion, to the pain in his voice! Vin’s totally feeling it and so are we.
We had no idea that one of Hollywood’s top action stars is totally down with karaoke, or Sam Smith. Although we did already know that he really loves to lip synch and dance around his living room to Katy Perry and Beyoncé.
This has really got us thinking though, how totally awesome would it be if Vin Diesel made an album of him singing other famous ballads? Think Whitney, Mariah, Christina, only the most heart-wrenching would make the cut. What would you include?
Here’s our Vin Diesel Sings The Blues track list.
Whitney Houston, I Will Always Love You
Sinead O’Connor, Nothing Compares 2 U
Taylor Swift, All Too Well
Adele, Someone Like You
Timbaland f. One Republic, Apologize
Christina Aguilera, Hurt
Toni Braxton, Un-break My Heart
Mariah Carey, We Belong Together
Wham!, Careless Whisper – because I really, really want to hear Vin Diesel utter the line “guilty feet have got no rhythm.”
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