Watch – Patti Smith Covers Rihanna’s ‘Stay’

It seems we missed Patti Smith’s unlikely cover of Rihanna’s ‘Stay’. She performed the track at New York’s Webster Hall on her 67th birthday, introducing it as “the 2013 song of the year”.

Delicate and emotional, Patti’s version is definitely worth checking out. Towards the end she forgets the lyrics. “Wait, wait, wait.. I’m sorry I’m just nervous,” she says. “I was doing so good.”

She also covered The Velvet Underground’s ‘Heroin’, Lou Reed’s ‘Perfect Day’ and John Lennon’s ‘Beautiful Boy’.