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Susan Boyle

Sings 'Perfect Day'

9/10/2010 2:49 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has obtained audio of Susan Boyle singing "Perfect Day" -- the song that drove her to tears after being told she couldn't sing it on "America's Got Talent."

Susan Boyle Perfect Day
We broke the story ... Lou Reed -- who wrote and sang the song -- is not a fan of Boyle's and would not give her permission to sing it.  Although Reed's reps have reportedly denied he withheld permission, we have posted an internal email between Boyle's manager and producers of the TV show that says otherwise.

We just got this statement from Simon Cowell, creator and Executive Producer of "America's Got Talent," who says if Reed did turn thumbs down it's "petty -- so pathetic." 

Cowell adds, "Loads of people have covered this song ... Well Lou, if you're listening to this, do we have permission, yes or no, to put the song on 'America's Got Talent' next week?  Personal request from me." 


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oh there was some screw up or the AH was drunk and then decided to play mean. I have no respect for songwriters like this, rock or not!

1482 days ago


Susan Boyle can sing, u may not like her style of music but the lady has a beautiful voice.
Although she was not the winner of Britain's Got Talent, she topped the charts with her first album.

1482 days ago


I get it...the only way Little Lou could ever get his name in lights was to orchestrate a "scandal" using Susan Boyle's name.
After all, most everyone loves or has heard of Subo and finally they have heard of Lou Reed. Pretty pathetic when you come to think of it.

1482 days ago


#50 you need to get some help for your HATE. The Jews don't hate Boyle, everyone DOES ha ha ha ha ha.

1482 days ago


Reed should be so thankful Susan Boyle wants to sing one of his songs. How many albums did he sell last year ? I guess, not almost ten million like Susan. Who is he anyway - I just know he is a terrible singer - if you can call that singing.

1482 days ago

solar panel    

As a creative artist OH BOY do I want to see Lou Reed sue the pants off TMZ for releasing that audio for general public access.

TMZ, take that audio off, or Reed has you in a death grip and no doubt a lawyer will be on your ass this afternoon if not already!

1482 days ago



who cares?

I mean ... seriously WHO cares?????

1482 days ago

Judy Benson    

Some of the comments I have read above are nasty and serve no useful purpose......You can like what you like.
Lou Reed's demonstration of meanness and jealousy(?) are a reflection on the manner of man he is.....not impressive at all.

Susan is a unique and talented singer and personality, full of goodness in her soul. Something rare in this world.

1482 days ago


It makes me hurl to hear what she did to his song. He had lots of artists, whom he asked, to be on the video, Dr. John, Elton John, Bono, Emmylou Harris, artists whom Reed admired. Susan ****in Boyle, nasty snatch, is not on the list!!! Who cares how many stupid people bought her album in Britain. She is a nobody. she is NOT A MUSICIAN. She is a shower singer that someone felt sorry for because she is a moron..

1482 days ago


Lou Reed is not jealous of any musician.

1482 days ago


Yeah, who cares! and Yes Reed will probably sue whoever he possibly can because that is the only way he can get publicity. If one look at his history - many big record companies showed him away and he never had succesful record releases. But who cares
Maybe some of his ardent fans here can tell us how many CD's he sold last year.

1482 days ago

meryl heasman    

Susan Boyle would sound great singing The Journey which can be heard on you tube.

1482 days ago


The guy thinks he still a kid in school. What a douche. There are even worse bands out there that sing his crap. Its all crap.

1482 days ago

Bubbles The Chimp    

Lou Reed has always sucked. Terrible Singer and Music.
She could have sang a better song and everything would have been ok.

1482 days ago


Skanky Susan knows nothing of the meaning of Perfect Day. She never has had a ****.

1482 days ago
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