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Added by moviewatcher122 on 25 Mar 2012 02:57
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Worst song covers (In my opinion)

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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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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.
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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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 (82 ratings) 5.2 IMDB Rating 0
Song: Landslide

Victim: Fleetwood Mac

This one is just insulting. They took a song that had meaning and turned it into an annoying country song. Landslide is not supposed to be happy song, enough said.
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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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Song: Chop Suey

Victims: System of a Down

No comment.
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Average listal rating (1168 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 0
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 (53 ratings) 5.2 IMDB Rating 0
Song: I'm a Believer

Victims: The Monkees

No comment again.
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Average listal rating (446 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 0
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 0
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 (377 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 0
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 (713 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 0
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 (746 ratings) 4.6 IMDB Rating 0
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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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 (53 ratings) 4.4 IMDB Rating 0
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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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) 6.4 IMDB Rating 0
Song: Build Me Up Buttercup

Victims: The Foundations

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Posted: 4 years, 8 months ago at Mar 25 9:54
Britney Spears
Song: I can't get no satisfaction
Victim: The Rolling Stones
Posted: 4 years, 3 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: 4 years ago at Dec 3 18:41
Everything is a victim of The Glee Cast...EVERYTHING!!!
Posted: 4 years ago at Dec 4 23:05
Posted: 4 years ago at Dec 5 21:56
The Miley Cyrus cover just about blew out my eardrums...
Posted: 3 years, 12 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: 3 years, 11 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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