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June 15, 2007

Abominations Set to Music

There's nothing that can induce codgerhood faster than modern music. Whether it's cloying synth-pop, the same damned hip-hop beat in every song, or Nickelback trying yet again to pass themselves off as a rock band, most of what's on the radio these days makes me start talking like my dad.

It is bad enough that these artists have to make their own music. But it's pure heart-ache when they start mining music history and covering songs that should just be left alone.

Cracked has a list of the "20 Worst Cover Songs in Pop Music History," with video and audio to make their case. And they make it compellingly.

Exhibit A: Celine Dion covers "You Shook Me All Night Long" by AC/DC. Not safe for those with weak stomachs:

Heh - Posted before. By ace. On a tip from me. Thanks to blaster for pointing that out.

UPDATE (By Jack M.): How about we serve notice on a kick ass cover by the one and only Paul Anka, so we can slice that Celine Dion taste out of your mouths. Like a hammer.

Here he is making "Smells Like Teen Spirit" his own. If you pay close attention, you'll notice they hit the cutoffs. Vinny Falcone made sure of it.


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