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Durag
12-18-2008, 05:58 AM
What do you think are the worst cover versions of songs ever?


I got thinkin about this after hearing that DIABOLICAL version of Leonard Cohens "Hallelujia", made famous by Jeff Buckleys superior version, by fuckin X Factor (gay UK tv singing contest) Alex. And it completly destroys any emotion of power in the song

(Im using the Jeff Buckley version, coz that really is the definitive version, and its the one people usually cover when they cover this song)


Jeff Buckley - Hallelujah
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Alexandre - Hallelujah
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Its probably not the worst cover version ever, but its pretty gay, and it just got me thinking about what other wack ones there are

missD
12-18-2008, 06:35 AM
this came to my mind immediately:

Run DMC & Aerosmith - Walk this way
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Sugababes & Girls Aloud - Walk this way
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and this is also pretty fuckin terrible:

Alice Cooper - Poison
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Tarja Turunen of Nightwish - Poison
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Durag
12-18-2008, 06:41 AM
Sugababes & Girls Aloud did a version of "Walk This Way"? Fuckin hell

Tyler Durden
12-18-2008, 07:32 AM
Good topic

Ive never had a problem with people doing cover tracks untill I heard this

Queen - Dont stop me now
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Mc Fucking Fly - Dont stop me now
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But yeah, the Girls aloud Sugababes thing was diabolical

DrunkenMasta303
12-19-2008, 06:55 PM
wu-tang - the heart gently weeps...nah just jokin it wasnt THAT bad

btw, i was lookin 4 this video on youtube, it doesnt even exist anymore lol

Robert
12-25-2008, 11:10 AM
The Alien Ant Farm cover of Smooth Criminal. Why the fuck did they bother?

Shitty Brainz
12-25-2008, 11:22 AM
lol anyone heard this

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BGS
12-25-2008, 04:42 PM
^lol!!

damn that sugababes girls aloud thing is a damn shame!!

oDoUoSoKo
12-26-2008, 01:21 AM
just found out Ball Out Boy did a cover of Billie Jean.......smh

oDoUoSoKo
12-26-2008, 01:36 AM
also, (though a fantastic band IMO) At The Drive-In did a cover of a Smiths song, i cant remember which song it was....but it sucked real bad...id say Omar and Cedric redeemed themselves with the Circle Jerks cover they did this year.

Longbongcilvaringz
12-28-2008, 01:16 PM
That cover of Hallelujia is so overblown.

As you said, completely destroys what made the original powerful.

Anubis5
12-28-2008, 03:58 PM
Billy Idol's version of The Doors' LA Woman.

Rame
12-28-2008, 04:42 PM
The Alien Ant Farm cover of Smooth Criminal. Why the fuck did they bother?

That shit rocked like a motherfucker.

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Billy Idol's version of The Doors' LA Woman.

I was going to say you can't hate on Billy Idol but that shit did suck. :yessad:

tajeco
12-31-2008, 03:14 AM
wu-tang - the heart gently weeps...nah just jokin it wasnt THAT bad


I was very disappointed with that song. As hard as it is to get rights to Beatles stuff, and that's all they did with it. Badu? Ghost singing? Could've used more Dhani and John Frusciante. I kinda like Ghost's verse, but not much


-Britney Spears - Satisfaction (Rolling Stones)
-Britney Spears - I love Rock and Roll (Joan Jett - which was also a cover I just learned on Wikipedia, the original was by The Arrows in 1975)



Some covers I like BETTER than the originals

-Matt Costa - Darling Be Home Soon (Lovin' Spoonful)
-Matt Costa - Suicide Is Painless (Johnny Mandel)
-George Harrison - If Not For You (Bob Dylan)
-Utada Hikaru - With Or Without You (U2)
-Utada Hikaru - Take On Me (A-Ha)
-Alison Krauss - I Will (The Beatles - Paul McCartney)

oDoUoSoKo
12-31-2008, 08:04 PM
^^cover i like just a bit better than the OG is Tool's No Quarter.

djskillz
01-09-2009, 02:45 PM
lol anyone heard this

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LMAO. As soon as the singer started singing "suiciiiiiiiide" i automatically started to chuckle cause I knew what song it would be lol. That shit is hilarious.

DRUNKENDRAGON
01-12-2009, 12:11 PM
lol anyone heard this

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These puke fucks live in my city. I remember when they were filming this on chippewa st. Shit's embarrassing.

Paranoid
01-12-2009, 05:36 PM
The Alien Ant Farm cover of Smooth Criminal. Why the fuck did they bother?

wasn't a bad song... it just blew up fast, was overplayed and got annoying

ilzPotent
01-13-2009, 12:49 PM
Celin Dion doing 'Shook me all night long' by ac/dc

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^WARNING! THIS WILL COMPLETELY DESTROY YOUR OPINION ON THE SONG!!! IT SURE AS FUCK DID FOR ME!




LMAO! WTF? She doesn't have enough girth to cover this song.