Oh oh! It's not a good sign when the record label has to re-release a fairly recent song as a different version than the original single. This is what happened to Coldplay's "Princess of China" that features Rihanna.
By mere speculation we can already tell the first incarnation of this song was not a hit amongst music lovers. An acoustic version of the same song has been released and it doesn't sound that much different.
We love Rihanna, but we don't think she was a good fit with Coldplay. If they would have eliminated her part from the song, it most likely would've been a much better track.
Listen for yourself below. What do you think of Coldplay and Rihanna's acoustic version of "Princess of China?"