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Clueless Christian With Song In 'Fifty Shades': 'What Have I Done?'

Paul Janeway performing with St. Paul & the Broken Bones (Photo by Erika Goldring/Getty Images for Americana Music)
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A Christian singer of a classic soul band who licensed his music to Fifty Shades of Grey had no idea that the film was based off of a sex-filled, BDSM book. In fact, he thought the movie would just be a rom-com. Yes, really.

We're not sure which rock Paul Janeway of St. Paul & the Broken Bones had been hiding under, but he was surprised to say the least when he found out what the movie truly is. After he saw a preview of the film, he told Mother Jones that he thought, "Oh, shit. Oh, no. What have I done?"

Janeway grew up in an incredibly religious household; he even began training to become a preacher until he ditched that career path when he turned 18 and decided to turn to music. He told Mother Jones:

When they presented the licensing opportunity, they presented it as: It's going to be a huge movie, they want to put a decent amount of the song in the movie in a nonsexual scene. I knew it was a book, but I had no idea what it was. So I was like, sure, big movie, good exposure. I'll be in this romantic comedy. Which is what I thought it was: a romantic comedy. It's a good way to make money in the music business, you know.

If anything, he thinks it's funny now, and hey, the band made money and as promised, their song wasn't featured in a sexual scene.
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Here's the band's soulful track, "Call Me," that was featured in Fifty Shades of Grey: