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Cover songs - The Paranoid Android
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Cover songs
I was browsing a forum where someone posted a link to the saddest collection of internet wank it has even been my misfortune to discover.

It is devoted to mocking the imbeciles of the world who write into sites like Have your Say or HYS for short.

You must know the sayings... "Opinions are like arseholes- everyone has one" and "If I wanted to listen to an arse I would have farted." Those two sayings were coined for the sole purpose of putting down websites like those like HYS.

What has all this got to do with covers you ask... (You didn't ask? - Well you should have!) Well I was reading through the train wreck and stumbled across this... What's a 'cover song?' it asks. Well that got me thinking about my recent purchase of perhaps the worst cover of all times and then The Scissor Sisters singing Comfortably Numb played on my iPod and now I'm wondering what the worst cover version really is!

Rolf Harris' Stairway to Heaven is pretty damn atrocious. M People's version of Itchycoo Park gives me the feeling that someone, somewhere, is walking over my grave.

So, dear reader, what do you believe is the worst cover of all time?

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daz71 From: daz71 Date: September 5th, 2008 01:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
We recorded a podcast about this back in June. There are some awful ones mentioned:

Celine Dion - You Shook Me All Night Long
Britney Spears - I Love Rock And Roll
Girls Aloud - Walk This Way
Deja Vous ft Tasmin - Don't Wanna Miss A Thing

The full show can be found at http://www.dumbeddownlife.com/2008/06/dumbed-down-life-27.html
paranoidandroid From: paranoidandroid Date: September 5th, 2008 01:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
Britney Spears - I Love Rock And Roll
For the love of all that is good - NO!

Celine Dion Dying Sealion has murdered more than her fair share of songs!

I've been meaning to listen/subscribe to your podcast for a while now and keep forgetting... hopefully when I get this comment mailed to me I'll remember! :)

Edited at 2008-09-05 01:58 pm (UTC)
brightspot From: brightspot Date: September 5th, 2008 05:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh, I dunno. Me covering Sublime and Violent Femmes are both pretty horrendous. ^.^
paranoidandroid From: paranoidandroid Date: September 5th, 2008 09:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
Do you have it recorded so I can make that judgement for myself? ;)
brightspot From: brightspot Date: September 6th, 2008 01:18 am (UTC) (Link)
The real question is, did I allow any of the recordings to stay because they were THAT BAD...let me see.

Oh, God...I forgot. Hinder, too. *cringe*

http://www.singsnap.com/snap/r/b5e9b072
http://www.singsnap.com/snap/r/bb111be6a
http://www.singsnap.com/snap/r/bca5b132
http://thesimsonstage.ea.com/playPerformance.html?performanceId=DtNhXlVIkfI%3D&play=Y
tabby_of_doom From: tabby_of_doom Date: September 6th, 2008 12:32 am (UTC) (Link)
Worst cover of all time, you say?

Easy. James Blunt covering "Where is My Mind"

Raped. It.
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