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

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  1. Zaz Jedi Grand Master

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    "River Deep, Mountain High" covered by Erasure.

    Bleah.
  2. Angel_Jedi_Master Jedi Grand Master

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    :eek: She killed that one too?

    No...

    That's not true...

    THAT'S IMPOSSIBLE!!!!! :_|
  3. Kudzu Jedi Grand Master

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    Green Day covering The Who's classic anthem "My Generation". Disgraceful.
  4. Zaz Jedi Grand Master

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    Song: "The Tide is High"

    Original: Blondie

    Bad Cover: Atomic Kitten
  5. Zaz Jedi Grand Master

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    Oh. My. God. There is apparently an entire album of collected Bad Beatle Covers, called: "Golden Throats 4: Celebrities Butcher the Beatles":

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0000033XB/ref=ase_abbeyrdsbeatlesp/104-8446960-3862309?s=music&v=glance&n=5174&tagActionCode=abbeyrdsbeatlesp

    Here's the song list:


    1. In The Beginning/With A Little Help From My... - George Burns
    2. She's Leaving Home - Joel Grey
    3. Spleen/Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds - William Shatner
    4. Something - Telly Savalas
    5. Day Tripper - Mae West
    6. Hey Jude - Bing Crosby
    7. Michelle - Xavier Hollander
    8. Mission: Impossible Theme/Norwegian Wood - Alan Copeland
    9. Let It Be - Tennessee Earnie Ford
    10. Got To Get You In My Life - Little Joe (Pesci)
    11. Revolution - The Brothers Four
    12. She's A Woman - Noel Harrison
    13. Jealous Guy/Don't Let Me Down - Claudine Longet
    14. Piggies - Theo Bikel
    15. Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown) - Jan & Dean
    16. A Hard Day's Night - George Maharis
    17. Hidden Track #17 - Various Artists


    Jan and Dean sing "Norwegian Wood?"
  6. somethingfamiliar Jedi Grand Master

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    More recent version:
    http://tinyurl.com/f9w6u


  7. Zaz Jedi Grand Master

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    Goldie Hawn? Sean Connery? That'd seem like one of those old SNL 'Jeopardy' threads... :p
  8. Zaz Jedi Grand Master

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    Kid Rock "Fortunate Son"

    :p
  9. Rogue1-and-a-half Manager Emeritus who is writing his masterpiece

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    Tina Turner, 1984.

    Ick! Ick! Oh, ick!
  10. Darth_Pazuzu Jedi Master

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    The Goo Goo Dolls' version of Give A Little Bit by Supertramp. They manage to completely gut the song of its emotional power!

    To quote William Hurt from A History Of Violence: "How do you **** that up?!":mad:
  11. Zaz Jedi Grand Master

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    The Residents did a whole album of bad Elvis covers... :p
  12. TheBoogieMan Manager Emeritus

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    The Dandy Warhols cover of "Brown Sugar". Oh wait, that was plagiarism, wasn't it, not a cover? hmm. :p
  13. starwars6554 Force Ghost

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    Yeah, the A Perfect Circle cover of "Imagine" is pretty amazing...


    But I can't believe no one has thought of this yet:

    Puff Daddy's cover of Led Zeppelin's "Kashmir" with Jason Bonham (son of John) on drums. It's utterly terrible!
  14. Zaz Jedi Grand Master

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    Puff Daddy's got some hubris, there. :p
  15. Darth Guy Chosen One

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    Puff Daddy didn't cover "Kashmir"; he was gonna sample the riff for "Come With Me" (with rap lyrics that have nothing to do with "Kashmir") but Jimmy Page offered to play it himself. I don't think Jason Bonham was on drums, though.
  16. starwars6554 Force Ghost

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    Yeah, Jason Bonham was on drums.
  17. Zaz Jedi Grand Master

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    Heard Gordon Lightfoot's "That's What You Get For Lovin' Me" on the radio...sung by Elvis Presley. Given his talent, it was godawful. Arranged way too low for him, you could barely hear him on the verses.
  18. DarkLordofTheSeth Jedi Padawan

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    Celine Dion & Anastacia's "You Shook Me All Night Long" I have only heard it once and it was one of them most painful things I have ever had to sit through.
  19. GRANDADMIRALAXLROSE Jedi Grand Master

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    Bowling for Soup - London Bridge
  20. Drunken Jedi Master Jedi Master

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    Listen to Lacuna Coil's version of Enjoy The Silence. It's pretty awesome and probably one of the best DM cover's ever.

    Worst cover ever:

    Anything ever sung by those idiots on American Idol.

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  21. Mar17swgirl Chosen One

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    Curse you, Zaz. I actually fell to my morbid curisity and listened to the samples. [face_sick]

    Now my childhood is raped!!! :_| :_| :_|

    I have my own instrumental version of Michelle which I play on the piano, and my Dad (a big Beatles fan) is particularly fond of it. The version on that album sounds like from some lesbian porn... [face_sick] [face_sick] [face_sick] Now I'll never be able to play Michelle without thinking about it! :_|
  22. The_Crow Jedi Master

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    I second that.
    WORST. COVER. EVER.
  23. Zaz Jedi Grand Master

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    This from EW:

    The Worst Cover Song
    Categories: Music, Ouch! That was my ear!
    By Michael Slezak.

    "Total Guitar magazine recently named Celine Dion and Anastacia's rendition of AC/CD's "You Shook Me All Night Long" (from 2002's Divas Las Vegas concert on VH1) as the worst song cover of all time. (Thanks to Popeater for the heads up.) As a rabid Anastacia fan who still can't understand the American songbird's lack of success in her home country -- the uninitiated should go directly to "Paid My Dues" without passing 'Go' or collecting $200 -- I had no choice but to write a blog item in her defense.

    My pick for the world's worst cover would have to be Jessica Simpson's "These Boots Are Made for Walkin'" (embedded after the jump). Bad enough that the Newlyweds star commits attempted sexy against Nancy Sinatra's 1966 classic using a wheeze/speak that's about as erotic as an asthma attack, but she also treats the song's saucy lyrics with all the care of a dock worker gutting a freshly caught tuna. Thus, genius turns of phrase such as "You keep lying, when you oughta be truthin'" and "I just found me a brand new box of matches" get replaced with bland references to Simpson's role in the related big-screen remake of TV's Dukes of Hazzard. Add an unfortunate "rap" interlude, the sullying of legend Willie Nelson's good name, and a video that pairs one of my favorite old-school female-empowerment anthems with footage of Simpson writhing suggestively against a suds-soaked motor vehicle, and, well, clearly I've done my duty of expunging the offending title from Anastacia's record.

    Then again, perhaps you all have your own nominees for the all-time worst cover. List your choice in the comments section below, and because I like to be a little evil (especially on Mondays), I must insist that you limit yourself to one song, and one song only. Ready, set, reveal!"

    And they go on to make some nominations...



  24. Rogue1-and-a-half Manager Emeritus who is writing his masterpiece

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    The two mentioned there are both pretty awful. Celine Dion covering You Shook Me is, to quote a previous post in this thread, a total mismatch between artist and song. And chalk me up as just thinking the song sounds idiotic when it's a woman singing it to a man (or is this a lesbian thing? I doubt it).

    These Boots by Jessica Simpson isn't as bad, but it's just incredibly boring.
  25. The_Smirking_Revenge Jedi Knight

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    Oh God, I just vomited in my mouth a little bit after reading that... I've never heard this version, but I can only imagine the slaughter it must be.

    I forget who it was but someone covered Dramarama's Anything, Anything and ruined the **** outta it.

    D_M_S_L
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