Beyoncé - "Schoolin' Life"

J.R. Taylor Choreography

Monday, December 28, 2009

When actress Brittany Murphy passed away last week, many of her friends mentioned her magnificent singing voice when they offered their condolences and voiced their sadness over her death.

While most of her fans never had the chance to hear Murphy's vocal stylings (save the brief "rolling with the homies" verse she sang in Clueless), friends say she was truly talented both musically and theatrically. Murphy's collaborator on No. 1 dance track "You Turn Me On," Paul Oakenfold, told People, "Brittany trained as a singer before she did as an actress...She was a great actress but she had great vocal potential."

Apparently Oakenfold had demo-ed three other singers for the song, but Brittany had it in the bag from the start.

"It's just a shame that the world is not going to hear more songs of Brittany Murphy," he said.