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Worst covers of great songs

Discussion in 'Entertainment and Technology' started by angeluscrzy, Oct 23, 2019.

  1. angeluscrzy

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    Thumbing around the internet and I came across a cover of Nine Inch Nails "Head Like A Hole"by none other than......Miley Cyrus. I feel like my ears have been violated. Such a bastardization of an otherwise awesome song. Any covers of songs that you absolutely can't stand, or just don't do the original an ounce of justice?
     
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    Every cover of Word Up except the version buy Gun.
     
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    Five Finger Death Punch covering House of the Rising Sun is HORRIBLE
     
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    I didn't mind that cover too much, but they did a cover of LL Cool J "Mama Said Knock You Out", and I really wish someone would've intervened and stopped them.
     
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    I didn't even know that cover existed and it shouldn't
     
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    Even out of morbid curiosity I wouldn't recommend listening to it.
     
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    My favorite band, The Beach Boys, did a bad cover of Bob Dylan's "The Times They Are A-Changin'". It was on the Beach Boys Party album which was designed to sound like the boys and their friends just got together, had a party, and started singing their favorite songs. In the background you can hear people laughing and basically making a mockery of such a serious song.
     
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    I've not heard that before. Doesn't sound like I'd be doing myself a service tho by checking it out either.
     
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    I really hate the Nine inch Nails cover of Johnny Cash “Hurt”
     
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    Tarja Turunen and Living Colour - Sunshine of your Love.......
    beware if you want to listen lol
     
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    Actually Nine Inch Nails version IS the original version. That said, I agree Johnny Cash did it way better.
     
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    I always found it funny how many people think Johnny Cash wrote that song. Kind of like how a lot of people thought Alien Ant Farm wrote Smooth Criminal.

    I honestly can not stand any of the covers 5FDP has done, to be fair I don't like most of their original stuff either.
     
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    I listened to Pearl Jam cover Pink Floyd's "Mother" before and Eddie fucked up the words a little. It bugged me because I love Pink Floyd but I let it go easier than I would others simply because Eddie is so beautiful.:blush:
     
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    I was making a joke, I'm painfully aware that Cash didn't do the original version.
     
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    You never know. Sometimes such jokes don't translate as well in text.
     
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    Disturbed's cover of Land of Confusion. At least they left Genesis' magnum opus, Supper's Ready, untouched.
     
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    Okay, the worst and one of the best cover is of the same song.

    I was in a music shop when I started hearing Susan Boyle. Something felt like a spinal tap. Not the band so not a good way. No anesthetic, just pain that grew from nothing. I was trying to figure out what it was. Then it hit me like a sharp dislocation of spine, she's torturing Lou Reed's "Perfect Day". Oh. My. Gosh. Just because you have a good voice does not give you the ability to do sing anything. Wow! It's been years and I still feel it.

    Yet, when double checking that it was Susan Boyle, I found a live recording of Caro Emerald doing that cover in a radio station in the Netherlands. It's amazing. I love her anyway. Maybe she can sing anything. If you get a chance, check out the original(amazing tune) then teh Caro Emerald one.

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    How about any song used in a commercial sung by the commercial actors. Most notable of late is the Amazon commercial.