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THE WORST 12 COVER SONGS IN MUSIC EVER

Posted in Comedy, Controversy, Dance, Music, Urban Myths with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 10, 2009 by Richard James Clark II

THE WORST 12 COVER SONGS

Alot of songs have been covered and original songwriters have made a lot of money. It was common in the 60s for at least one Bob Dylan or Burt Bacharach song to be on most albums and in the 70’s this occurred less frequent. In the last 20 years artists have sampled from famous tracks and created better songs or horrible re-harshes.

But below is in my opinion the worst top 1 covered songs, the reason for this is due to awful singing, no imaginative re-working, pales in comparison to the original or just plain and simply awful.

Number 12

Girls Wanna Have Fun-Miley Cyrus

Her father was an awful singer with Achy Breaking heart, but this just reminds you why Americans youth is so messed up after listening to this I just wanted to piece my eardrums with forks. Dreadful and this is the cover of Cyndi Lauper’s infamous song, so this song had now messed up two generations of American children, should be banned for future governments.

Number 11

Faith-Limp Bizkit

The group is named after a rugby boys changing room game, so that doesn’t help. Then you massacre a classic 80’s song by George Michael. At first listen back in the late 90’s this song was more comical now 10 years later you just wonder why did anyone like Fred Durst or this group.

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Number 10

American Pie-Madonna

Classic 70’s song about the story of Buddy Holly written by Don Mclean, Madonna simply covered this song for the dreadful film ‘The Next Best Thing’ in which Rupert Everest has to pretend to love Madonna (I think that is hard for a straight man to do I.E Guy Ritchie). Hence the song has no real meaning and the video is just vacuous, and the next song released after this ‘American Life’, someone really should just hand Madonna a giro book and she should retire as she is quite embarrassing.

Number 9

911 Is A Joke-Duran Duran

Duran Duran covers a Public Enemy song, WTF? Duran Duran at this time was trying to find themselves as a group after their 80’s heyday, and this redneck version is like a poor song in the background of My Name Is Earl. Listen to this and cringe in despair

Number 8

Rocket Man-William Shatner

Yes, William Shatner (Captain Kirk) sings an Elton John song. Now you know what a HAM actor Shatner is, well his singing is no better, but the joke is he has released at least four albums in his lifetime. This was performed at a science fiction award show and presented by Bernie Taupin (the original writer) who must have been pissing himself back stage.

Number 7

Wild Thing Oliver Reed & Alex Higgins

The Troggs version in the 60’s was always tongue in cheek, but this cover is bizarre (the video is even stranger) and actually released to compete for a Christmas number one during the early 90’s. Oliver Reed being sober at this time was RARE (check interviews with Oliver Reed) and Alex Higgins the same. So to come up with this, a record company thought this would be a great tax write off, because it is that dreadful.

Number 6

Billie/Thriller-Ian Brown

Ian Brown has legendary status in his field of alternative/indie but he released in the late 90’s a double A side of Billie Jean and Thriller. Now most people try not to cover Michael Jackson due to respect or not wanting to ruin original classic songs, so why did Ian Brown think he could do these songs justice. The word my friends is EGO, as again both of these versions are lifeless and soulless, something usually people don’t associate with Michael Jackson’s music. Find this on youtube to Listen and weep.

Number 5

The Tide Is High/Eternal Flame-Atomic Kitten

EMI had a problem with Atomic Kitten; they did ok for a pop group with their unmemorable songs but not making enough money so they were going to be dropped unless they had good songs that made some revenue as it was costing the record company a lot of wasted money. So some brainiac in the record company thought lets get them to sing a cover. Eternal Flame covered by Atomic Kitten became a Number One record after their first dreadful song Number One single Whole Again. Now their was a new problem, the group had to make more money to ride on the success, so they created a soulless version of the Tide is High The Blondie version is bearable for a pop song, a cover of an old reggae song-which never gets heard very much. The Atomic Kitten version is different and has a new bridge section, which if you hear, it was not needed. Xenomania produced this and other awful pop songs by Girls Aloud, The Saturdays and the list goes on, this teaches you that sometimes songs should be left alone.

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Number 4

Papa Don’t Preach-Kelly Osbourne

This whiny adolescent tramp wannabe thought she had so much talent after the success of reality TV show The Osbourne’s. Well bad news for Kelly,

• Your mum Sharon is a great business women
• Your Dad Ozzy is a talented musician and is part of rock royality
• Your brother has a personality which you lack

Kelly you are a famous nobody and quite frankly you should stay under a rock. This her first song released on her first album a cover of a Madonna classic and the joke is Kelly hates Madonna songs, but the music industry and world didn’t buy into Kelly’s music career for too long she got dropped after her second album, there is justice in the world.

Number 3

Dancing In The Street-David Bowie and Mick Jagger

A great Motown classic butchered by two actually Rock Legends who should have known better. The worst thing about this version it was a number one when the original failed to be. Plus they seem to have this need to teach primary children countries around the world, and both of them in the video look like they will break into a fight. Plus I am sure a mistake in the video when Bowie is singing at 1:34, Mick Jagger is drinking a can of coke, plus watch the syncing.

copy this link into your browser, and laugh at Bowie and Jaggers butchered version of this classic song.

Number 2

Like A Virgin-Lords Of The New Church

Well Madonna butchered American Pie and Kelly Osbourne destroyed Papa don’t Preach. However a group can destroy a Madonna classic in the most unusual way, so awful it makes you wonder the A&R scout didn’t get instantly sacked for this.

Number 1

Don’t Go Breaking My Heart feat Macy Gray/ButterCup-ODB

ODB is sadly not with us; he is no doubt one of the most original MC ‘s in Hip–Hop history. For some reason though and I don’t think he thought he could sing, but for some reasons ODB believed he should release songs. Don’t go breaking my hear was originally a hit for Kiki Dee and Elton John and then again for Rupaul and Elton John, and others have covered this song. So it is not like it has much creditability., but oh yes ODB has gone one further and actually made it comical and butchered the song. Plus to add insult to injury he has Macy Gray as the female lead. This is probably the weirdest duet in music history.

However ODB has not just covered one song in his short musical career, others in his repertoire is Cold Blooded by Rick James, and a weird version of The Foundations-Buttercup. Which we have the link here for you below also.

Don’t Go Breaking My Heart

Build Me Up ButterCup

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