Worst Cover Songs: Maim That Tune : "Beat It" by "Fall Out Boy"

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  1. PuccaKenobi Jedi Master

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    Athough I agree that this is not a good cover, Flava Flav said it was "slammin"

    Actually the whole Thank You record is pretty bad. And Duran Duran is by far my favorite band.

    Don't even know who the band was, but somone covered The Cure's Love Song a while back. It was terrible.
  2. Jedi Merkurian Episode VII Thread-Reaper

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    Alannis Morisette currently has a pretty lame-tastic cover of Seal's Crazy.
  3. Cantador Jedi Knight

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    Darth_Banal:

    That's what everybody says. In fact, I don't know anyone who so much as prefers Cohen's original version to Buckley's.

    Evidently, I'm a minority of one.
  4. JediofJade Jedi Grand Master

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    No one has done Depeche Mode well except for Dishwalla's (?) cover of "Policy of Truth" and Johnny Cash's cover of "Personal Jesus". And even the Cash version I'm not so sure of.




    The Manson version was pure torture.
  5. Darth_Banal Jedi Grand Master

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    I always liked the Smashing Pumpkins' version of "Never Let Me Down Again" JOJ.
  6. Darth-Schwartz Jedi Master

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    Limp Bizkit's "Behind Blue Eyes"
    That guy that covered Joni Mitchell's "Big Yellow Taxi"
    aAl the songs Ozzy just covered.
  7. benTantilles Jedi Knight

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    no way! buckley's version brings tears to my eyes. and in a good way.



    could we perhaps talk about good covers? Guns N Roses's Knockin' on Heaven's Door, Van Halen's You Really Got Me, Stevie Ray Vaughan's Little Wing; all covers that, i daresay, are superior to the original.
  8. somethingfamiliar Jedi Grand Master

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    Check page two of this very forum.
  9. Darth_Duck Force Ghost

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    WHAT? Man, I suppose I can see it, but I just love Rufus' version, it gets me right here (points to heart). Buckley's does nothing for me.

    But anyways, just heard the previously mentioned Scissor Sisters "Comfortably Numb." They slaughtered that song!
  10. Zaz Jedi Grand Master

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    Frank Sinatra's cover of "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown"

    Awkward.

  11. Zaz Jedi Grand Master

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    More:

    Frank Sinatra: "Something"

    Mariah Carey: "Open Arms"

    Ozzy Osborne: "In My Life"
  12. JamesBatista Jedi Knight

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    Since a lot of people are obviously going to cite Limp Bizkit's version of "Behind Blue Eyes", I'd just like to point out that their recent Greatest Hits CD contains a medley cover of both "Home Sweet Home" by Motley Crue and "Bittersweet Symphony" by The Verve.

    I took a few listens of it.

    [face_plain]
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    I cheered when I heard that his drummer had broken his wrist doing that song. Talk about karma.
  14. Darth_Banal Jedi Grand Master

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    I'd just like to point out that their recent Greatest Hits CD contains a medley cover of both "Home Sweet Home" by Motley Crue and "Bittersweet Symphony" by The Verve.

    Limp Bizkit covering "Bittersweet Symphony" ??

    [face_sick]
  15. obi-dave_cannoli Jedi Knight

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    can't believe everyone forgot the album pat boone did a few years back with heavy metal covers called "in a metal mood". includes songs such as: no more mr niceguy, enter sandman, panama, stairway to heaven, crazy train, etc... you get the idea. a local radio station will occasionally play a song as a joke.
  16. Mustafar_66 Force Ghost

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    Is that the lame-tastic Oasis song? Man, that song was crap as it was, let alone if Limp Bizkit covered it.
  17. CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus

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    It's The Verve, not Oasis. I liked the video.

    I guess it's not technically a cover, but I seem to recall Jessica Simpson butchering the melody from Jack & Diane a few years back.
  18. Darth_Pazuzu Jedi Master

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    Actually, I rather liked A Perfect Circle's take on Imagine. They made it a lot darker harmonically without actually making it gloomy. Granted, that covers album that they did, eMotive, is actually pretty hit-and-miss, but I personally thought they hit the bullseye with Imagine. (And I must say that I dug Maynard's a capella rendition of Joni Mitchell's The Fiddle And The Drum, which closes the disc.)
  19. Nrf-Hrdr Jedi Master

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    Truthfully I think Cohen's original version of Hallelujah is pretty weak. Horribly tacky and dated backing track, and Cohen sounds bored the way he sings it. Buckley's version was much stronger and more subtle.

    As for Bizkit's "Behind Blue Eyes", beyond the fundamental offensiveness of the band as a concept, I don't see what's so terrible about that cover. They play it pretty straight and I think ditching the slightly rubbish 'rocking' middle section from the original was a pretty smart idea.
  20. Darth Guy Chosen One

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    That's because Pat Boone did it as a joke.
  21. Zaz Jedi Grand Master

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    "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus" by the Jackson Five.

    Creepy.

  22. Darth Guy Chosen One

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    Especially when imagining Joe Jackson dressed as Santa Claus. ;)
  23. Zaz Jedi Grand Master

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    Even creepier.

    Another creepy cover: "Santa Baby" by Everclear.

    Eartha Kitt can sing this song. A man singing it is just...very cringe-inducing.
  24. Zaz Jedi Grand Master

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    "The Greatest Love of All" Whitney Houston song covered by Kevin Rowland. A thoroughly lousy song in the first place, but if you think things can't get worse, you are mistaken.

    :p
  25. True_Killer Jedi Knight

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    Megadeth doing the Sex Pistols..that is horrible..
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