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Taylor Swift’s cover of Earth, Wind & Fire’s ‘September’ garners mixed reviews

FILE - In this Dec. 8 2017 file photo, Taylor Swift performs at Z100's iHeartRadio Jingle Ball at Madison Square Garden in New York. Police say a Connecticut man with a crush on singer Swift robbed a bank and then went to the pop star's Rhode Island mansion where he threw cash over a fence in an attempt to impress her. Bruce Rowley, of Derby, Conn., is charged with robbing an Ansonia bank on April 4, 2018. Police say "it seemed he wanted to propose" to Swift, so he drove about 60 miles to Westerly, Rhode Island, and started throwing some of the roughly $1,600 he's charged with stealing over Swift's fence.

Singer-songwriter Taylor Swift has often covered the music of artists that have influenced her own music.

The fans of an iconic funk bank would’ve liked for Swift to choose more wisely on whom she pays tribute to.

Swift on Friday shared to Spotify an acoustic version of Earth, Wind & Fire’s classic hit “September,” which peaked at No.8 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1979.

Here’s the original version:

Fans of the group didn’t care much of Swift’s take on “September.”

Despite the fact that some longtime fans thought Swift’s cover was disrespectful of Earth, Wind & Fire, a member of the iconic funk group — and one of the song’s co-writers — enjoyed her rendition of the hit record.

“‘September’ was my first hit and favorite song of mine I ever have had the joy of being a part of,” co-writer Allee Willis said in a statement to Billboard. “Taylor Swift is the absolute cherry on top of a very soulful and happy sundae.”

Phillip Bailey, the group’s lead singer, told TMZ that “music is free like that,” and told Swift … “Ain’t Got Nothing But Love for Ya #freedominmusic.”