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March 16, 2007

Worst Covers, Of All Time (Besides Valerie Plame's, Of Course)

Bonus: 14 Covers Better Than The Origina, from the Onion's AV Club.

Thanks to Slublog for that.

According to Cracked.

Duran Duran's haplessly white cover of Pubic Enemy's 911 Is A Joke deserves to be on the list, as well as the various attempts by pop divas to cover rock songs.

But a lot of these songs seem, well, kind of good to me. No Doubt's cover that Talk Talk song is indeed just "note for note," but so what? You've got a hot chick singing it now instead of some dude. And it rescued a good but forgotten song that was barely a hit when it first came out. Win-win, it seems to me.

Other songs seem okay to me, and just this guy hatin' on anyone messin' with his classic faves, like Another Brick in the Wall.

I like this put-down of Smash-mouth's cover of the Monkees' I'm a Believer:

But here's the thing—how bad a cover version do you have to create to look bad compared to The goddamn Monkees? That's like losing a paralyzation contest to Stephen Hawking.


Via the Corner.


Thanks to Drew for the joke.

I guess that's probably how K-Lo came across this -- googling "worst cover."


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