Watch Alicia Keys Perform the "Queen Charlotte" Version of "If I Ain't Got You" With an Orchestra

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Outside of its complex world of characters and steamy storylines, "Bridgerton" is known and loved for its original soundtrack, which, along with totally original compositions by Kris Bowers, features classical renditions of modern-day pop and rock favorites. The Netflix spinoff series, "Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story," follows in the footsteps of its predecessors with a soundtrack that features covers of popular tracks from SZA, Beyoncé, and more.

Alicia Keys even performed a classical reimagining of her hit 2003 single "If I Ain't Got You" with a 74-piece orchestra made up entirely of women of color. The reimagined track dropped alongside a brand-new "Bridgerton"-inspired music video on May 8.

Previous "Bridgerton" composers and music groups, like Bowers and The Vitamin String Quartet, are behind some of the new show's songs, while others like brothers Caleb and Brian Chan are new to the show.

"Queen Charlotte," currently streaming on Netflix, focuses on the younger years of its titular character, from her rise to the throne to her love story with King George III. The show also follows the older "Bridgerton"-timeline of Queen Charlotte's quest to produce an heir who could carry on her and King George's legacy.

"Queen Charlotte" is already garnering acclaim from critics everywhere, with many calling it the best show in the franchise so far.

If you're ready to binge-watch the spinoff and get swept into the romance of Charlotte and George, scroll ahead for the complete soundtrack to accompany your viewing.

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"If I Ain't Got You" by Alicia Keys feat. Queen Charlotte's Global Orchestra

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"If I Ain't Got You" by Alicia Keys

Alicia Keys put her heart and soul into her 2003 single, "If I Ain't Got You." In the song, Keys explains that nothing in life matters (fame, fortune, diamond rings, everything) and doesn't have meaning if there isn't someone you love to share it with. As Queen Charlotte and King George III move through the ups and downs of their relationship, nothing matters more than their love for one another.

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"A Feeling I've Never Been" by Kris Bowers

Kris Bowers effortlessly highlights the exciting feelings of blossoming love in this instrumental track. With no words, listeners already understand the connection between Queen Charlotte and King George III.


"Halo" by Beyoncé

Beyoncé's power ballad, "Halo," explores love through the perspective of someone who was once guarded, which undoubtedly ties into Queen Charlotte's initial fears and predispositions about King George III. Queen Bey herself explained the meaning behind the song in the "I Am...Sasha Fierce" DVD featurette, saying, "[Its lyrics] are basically saying that I had these walls built up about love; you completely tore them down and when I look at you I see your halo, it's really beautiful."


"Déjà Vu" by Beyoncé

Déjà Vu refers to the feeling of having experienced something before without knowing when, where, or how it occurred. The fast-tempo, exhilarating cover by Mike Froudarkis and Alexander Leeming Froudarkis gives life to the tense feelings between the Queen and King George III.


"Run the World" by Beyoncé

Beyoncé's "Run the World" is the musical embodiment of female empowerment, with lyrics that inspire strength, independence, and feminine power. In the series, Queen Charlotte is an unstoppable force and runs the world around her.

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"Nobody Gets Me" by SZA

No love story is perfect, and SZA's "Nobody Gets Me" highlights the conflicting feelings and confusion that lovers experience together while trying to navigate a relationship. While Queen Charlotte and King George III love one another, outside factors and pressures put strain on their love.

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"I Will Always Love You" by Whitney Houston

The ballad of all ballads, "I Will Always Love You" was originally written and performed by Dolly Parton, and was later made famous by Whitney Houston in the 1992 film, "The Bodyguard." The song's heavy theme explores the complicated feelings that come with an ended relationship and highlights the possibility of two former lovers respecting, admiring, and appreciating their experiences together.


"Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story " Soundtrack