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on 25 Mar 2012 02:57

 
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Worst song covers (In my opinion)

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1. Jonas Brothers
Song: Hello Goodbye

Victims: The Beatles



One of the worst covers I heard in my life and I'm glad it has more dislikes than likes on YouTube.
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Average listal rating (2 ratings) 7  IMDB Rating
2. Black Eyed Peas
Song: The Time (Dirty Bit) (Samples The Time of my life from Dirty Dancing)

Victims: Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes



I wouldn't call this a cover, but it deserves a spot on the list!!! They have to ruin it with their crappy autotune and a part where they rhyme swagger with Mick Jagger.

Average listal rating (52 ratings) 6  IMDB Rating
3. Rascal Flatts
Song: Life Is a Highway

Victim: Tom Cochrane



Even when this song was released I hated it. I hate how the Rascal Flatts version gets more attention than the original. Then this is coming from someone who has heard the original before this song came out.
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Average listal rating (48 ratings) 5.1  IMDB Rating
4. Alien Ant Farm
Song: Smooth Criminal

Victim: Michael Jackson



I used to have a love-hate relationship with this song. Now I just hate it!!! What's really annoying is that guy in the background trying to sound like Michael Jackson.
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Average listal rating (396 ratings) 6  IMDB Rating
5. Fall Out Boy
Song: Beat It

Victim: Michael Jackson



I admit I used to like Fall Out Boy, but started to hate them when I heard them sing this song.
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Average listal rating (980 ratings) 5.9  IMDB Rating
6. Avril Lavigne
Song: Chop Suey

Victims: System of a Down



No comment.
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Average listal rating (1094 ratings) 5.9  IMDB Rating
7. Madonna
Song: American Pie

Victim: Don McLean



Why even try making a cover of that song. It's just a great rock song turned into a garbage pop song.
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Average listal rating (51 ratings) 5.4  IMDB Rating
8. Smash Mouth
Song: I'm a Believer

Victims: The Monkees



No comment again.
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Average listal rating (410 ratings) 5.7  IMDB Rating
9. Fergie
Song: Live and let Die

Victims: Paul McCartney or Guns N' Roses or whatever version she was trying to sing.



This was a song she should have left alone.
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Average listal rating (56 ratings) 5.9  IMDB Rating
10. Glee Cast
Song: Don't Stop Believing (and many other good songs)

Victims: Journey



Glee is the most overrated show on the planet. I've heard a few of their awful covers and one clip from the show and that was enough for me to know that show is awful.
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Average listal rating (371 ratings) 6  IMDB Rating
11. Korn
Song: Another Brick in the wall Parts 1, 2 and 3

Victims: Pink Floyd



I saw this on 2 worst cover songs lists while looking for ideas and that song showed up on both of those lists. When I started to listen to it I said "This isn't too bad." Then when they sang Another Brick in the Wall Part 2 it got worse.
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Average listal rating (628 ratings) 6.2  IMDB Rating
12. Hilary Duff
Song: My Generation

Victims: The Who



Again saw this on two worst cover lists except this was bad from the start.
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Average listal rating (655 ratings) 4.7  IMDB Rating
13. Miley Cyrus
Song: Smells Like Teen Spirit

Victims: Nirvana



This is awful! This song she shouldn't have even bothered to sing live! I can see her career being ruined by the media like Michael Jackson's career.
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Average listal rating (382 ratings) 2.7  IMDB Rating
14. Justin Bieber
Song: Lose Yourself

Victim: Eminem



Even though I'm not a fan of Eminem or even the original version of that song I mentioned, but this is atrocious!!! He shouldn't rap because it's not his thing, but then neither is singing.
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Average listal rating (55 ratings) 4.4  IMDB Rating
15. 'N Sync
Song: When You Wish Upon a Star

Victim: Cliff Edwards



They had to ruin this song and what better way to by making it sound like a typical boy band song.
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Average listal rating (992 ratings) 5.1  IMDB Rating
16. Britney Spears
Suggested by MariaJJ
Song: (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction

Victims: The Rolling Stones



Even though Mick Jagger liked this cover version I still don't think that excuses it from being bad.
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Average listal rating (38 ratings) 6.1  IMDB Rating
17. McFly
Song: Build Me Up Buttercup

Victims: The Foundations

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Comments

Posted: 2 years, 1 month ago at Mar 25 9:54
Britney Spears
Song: I can't get no satisfaction
Victim: The Rolling Stones
Posted: 1 year, 8 months ago at Aug 18 5:25
Agreed that none of these artists (term used loosely in most cases) should have touched these songs. Not going to listen to any of them to make sure though. Heh.
Posted: 1 year, 4 months ago at Dec 3 18:41
Everything is a victim of The Glee Cast...EVERYTHING!!!
Posted: 1 year, 4 months ago at Dec 4 23:05
WTF?
Posted: 1 year, 4 months ago at Dec 5 21:56
The Miley Cyrus cover just about blew out my eardrums...
Posted: 1 year, 4 months ago at Dec 12 2:31
You should add UB40's butchering of Neil Diamond's "Red Red Wine" and Paul Anka's version of Bon Jovi's "It's My Life"
Posted: 1 year, 3 months ago at Jan 1 2:53
I just listened to the Neil Diamond version and it wasn't that good of a song to begin with. UB40 just made it worse. I'm not adding It's my Life since I don't like the original. (Bon Jovi made much better songs.)

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