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ok we've had the best -now the worst cover versions EVER!!

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upahill Fri 13-May-11 23:37:49

It pains me to put forward one of my favourite bands for the title of Worst Cover version but I have to say Janes Addiction did a truly bad cover of 'sympathy for the devil.'

Who else has done a hatchet job on a perfectly good song?

ContraryMartha Sat 14-May-11 06:33:29

Gwyneth "singing" Bette Davis Eyes

RustyBear Sat 14-May-11 06:43:57

Have you seen William Shatner 'perform' Rocket Man?

RustyBear Sat 14-May-11 06:48:52


upahill Sat 14-May-11 10:50:54

Rusty grin Shatner is well known for doing appaling covers.

Here's another one!!

upahill Sat 14-May-11 10:51:24

Try again

ChessPiece Sat 14-May-11 11:09:51

Jason Donovan - "As Time Goes By"


methodsandmaterials Sat 14-May-11 11:15:02

All Saints - Under the Bridge
<<cuts off own ears>>

methodsandmaterials Sat 14-May-11 11:17:58

Oh, and Westlife's version of Uptown Girl made me want to shoot someone.

methodsandmaterials Sat 14-May-11 12:15:54

What? Nothing else?

whatkungfuthat Sat 14-May-11 14:48:13

Yep, Lily Allen doing Straight to Hell makes my blood boil, even if Mick Jones is involved.

iridium Sat 14-May-11 16:07:40

Sixpence None The Richer's version of There She Goes - the blah result of a Christian rock band doing a soulless take on a song about heroin.

Saltire Sat 14-May-11 16:11:27

Jedwards version of Under Pressure surely has to go on the bonfire?

Pagwatch Sat 14-May-11 16:14:21

Mariah Carey singing Without You.
fuck me, it is so very far beyond awful

Pagwatch Sat 14-May-11 16:15:21

Alexandra Burke destryoing Hallelujah

iridium Sat 14-May-11 16:25:27

Anything that's ever been on X Factor? smile Reality shows in general must a rich seam of bad covers.

joydivisionovengloves Sun 15-May-11 19:13:46

George Michael's version of True Faith made me want to commit murder.

AuntieMonica Sun 15-May-11 19:20:01

Sade doing 'Still in Love with You'

Phill Lynott was rough and raw - she is not confused


natto Sun 15-May-11 19:24:05

oh there are loads! totally agree with True Faith, Uptown Girl and Under the Bridge as previously mentioned. but pretty much any covers by boybands/girlbands/pop idol people. robbie williams doing manu chao's 'bongo bong', oh dear!

CharlotteBronteSaurus Sun 15-May-11 19:25:45

much though i love them, i was very underwhelmed by Arctic Monkeys' version of Red Right Hand.

DirtyMartini Sun 15-May-11 19:26:31

'Psycho Killer' (originally Talking Heads) covered by a two-piece band called Psycho whose album DP bought at the Oxfam vinyl shop. I think they were Greek. Their quasi-operatic "fa-fa-FA-fa"s had to be heard to be believed.

DuchessofCambridge Sun 15-May-11 19:32:43

there is an awful version of Ronan Keating doing Fairytale of New York in a dreadful shmaltzy way which completely ruins the whole premise of a wonderful song.

DuchessofCambridge Sun 15-May-11 19:34:04


Hippee Sun 15-May-11 20:56:56

Really don't like Eva Cassidy's "Fields of Gold".

natto - had never heard that Robbie Williams version of Bongo Bong -- it's awful. My kids adore the Manu Chao version, but they do think that the fourth line is "Banging Martha's bongo" (which they love because DD is Martha).

natto Sun 15-May-11 23:23:21

Hippee- how cute! Martha was on our girl name list but we've got boys smile

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