Top 10 Most Overhated Cover SongsCovers of song that get more hate than needed, and half of the time the covers themselves aren't that terrible. If I missed one feel free to add it.
The Top Ten
Even Simon from Simon & Garfunkel liked the cover, the hate it gets is so damn ridiculous. Sure it might be a bit "melodramatic" but at least, it does something different from the original for it to stand out more.
This site really seems to enjoy this cover, and so does everyone on YouTube, but I just can't take this seriously. At least Simon and Garfunkel's song acknowledged the title and lyrics by making the song very quiet and gentle, whereas this is just overblown and trying way too hard to connect with me emotionally. It almost reminds me of how Whitney Houston ruined the Dolly Parton song by turning it into melodramatic pap. 4/10 - DCfnaf
I don't think the music video helped much either. It was trying so hard to be powerful but it just felt unbelievably generic (destroying musical instruments as imagery? Haven't seen that done before) and snarly. - nerffan8000
People hate this? I wouldn't know, even my dad, who I can't convince to listen to any other modern style rock, still says this is better than the original by a mile.
One of my least covers I have ever heard. - RichardWright
This cover is absolutely dreadful. They took an amazing song by an amazing band (The Who), removed an entire section, replaced with this weird electronic thing, and people are saying this is overhated?
This deserve it
I actually like this one more than the original, and this is coming from someone who really loathes Limp Bizkit and this album. - DCfnaf
I thought I was the only one who loves this cover more. Personally, The Who is one of my favorite bands and apart from some 90's hits I kinda despise Limp Bizkit but still I'd choose this cover over the original one. - Undistinguished
It's nowhere near as good as the original, but I had no idea people even hated it. It's pretty solid. - truckturner
I love this cover. - JCHOW
It's pretty good in my opinion. - Userguy44
I actually like this cover, not that bad as people say it is. - htoutlaws2012
Not better than the original, but still a decent cover by it's own merit.
Nobody hates this
This cover deserves all the hate it gets. It is a disrespect to Leonard Cohen's classic.
Oh, come on. People actually hate this? This is a great cover, no doubt. And that comment
two below me just shows how hated this is.
I actually really liked this cover. - ShugaRoy
It's not that terrible to be honest.
This cover actually is bad. If anything, it's not hated enough.
Doesn't deserve the hate in my opinion - TuxIsAPerson
Why do you think this cover is overhated? Any facts? - Metal_Treasure
I think this was a great tribute to Dolores... in all honesty.
They did this song out of respect for Delores and I think they did very well in honoring her song honestly
This song is decently not as good as The Offspring song but this song does not deserve all the hate it gets. The point of a cover is not to do the song over again if so then why don't people just Liston to the original? The Offspring track is about sticking in when the going gets tough and rolling with punches more or less but still feeling emotions. And the FFDP version is about giving up there is nothing to live for and mourning the death or (the charter in the cover's) army friends. So yes not as good as The Offspring obviously but still a great sad track, and decently not deserving of all the hate.
Anyone who says that this is better than the offspring's original is wrong. This doesn't even come close - Revrad
People barely know this cover, moreover it's a live cover that I think was never released officially, so it's pretty underground. Now listen: it's a great cover (this is coming from a Metallica fan). But most people would hate the cover by default, without even giving a listen to it just because it's Nickelback. Oh well... - Metal_Treasure
This cover sounds awesome - TuxIsAPerson
Not as great as the original, but Chad Kroeger did a damn good job.
What's sad but true is that this cover is by Nickelback, thus was doomed from the start to be overhated.
Great cover! Why do people hate this? - Userguy44
I think most of the people who do hate it either are Bob Dylan purists who prefer the original or people who hate the sound of Axl's voice. - Gg2000
This cover is better than the original in every way, can't wait for butthurts to tell me wrong, oh well they can have fun listening to Bob Dylan's atrocious voice. - christangrant
I don't like either version of this song honestly, both kinda suck in my opinion. - DCfnaf
It's just hated by diehard blues fans and people who hate popular music.
This happened? - Userguy44
I once had an entire day ruined because of this.. God I hate it when people ruin great songs
This is awful. But its hilarious.
Overrated? I've never met a person who likes it. - AdamDestructorJr.
Not as great as the original, but still decent in it's own right.
Weezer not Wheezer - Userguy44
Is the 'Wheezer' part out of hatred? 'Cause actually the real name originated from this word as Rivers was called this in school because of his aesthma. - Undistinguished
Again another Disturbed cover that honestly isn't that terrible.
This is actually really cool.
Like EVERYTHING Green Day does is amazing
I think that it's a solid cover, the fact that it's on the worst covers list is baffling..
I hated it! Scissor Sisters ruined an ultimate Pink Floyd song and turned it into a disaster! It's so laughable and ridiculous at the same time. Why?
Not as overhated as other covers so it's pretty low.
Sure it's not as great as the original, but it's not that terrible.
Overhated? Who hates this?
Yes. Everyone just needs to shut up and admit that this, this cover of the best selling Queen 1972 hit is not only the greatest cover of all time, but the greatest SONG of all time, period. Anyone who says otherwise is lying and don't deserve to be trusted because they could be a Nazi or a Communist, or a Communist Nazi, who worship Satan and Thor and Odin, and clearly have no musical taste or human rights. Deep down, you know it's true.
This song is NOT a cover... and doesn't deserve to be on this list... whoever added this has NO IDEA what a cover is...
It's an adding Justin Bieber to a list when it makes no sense thing. - Userguy44
Unlistenable but not even a cover - DragonSlayer5279
Who the @#$% added this?
An Alice in Chains cover? - Userguy44
This may not be as good as the original, but Brendon Urie can SING.
Don't make sense
Sorry but I like Queen's version better than Kanye and Panic! at the Disco.
For real? - Userguy44
Anything Zebrahead does is great.
Very too much dirty song and 8 minutes boring song.
Not good album it and very very awful song it
This isn't a cover? What? Do not ever seek to disrespect this song by calling it a cover. That's a injustice to even suggest.
A black poor crow cover it
Dirty cover it...
8 minutes borning song it.
A poor crow never fly and only cry.
This cover deserves all the hate it gets. It is a disrespect to Earth Wind & Fire's classic. - YeezySeasonApproaching
Some things should be left alone
A banjo putting into a funk song. That's something you do not do in a cover Tay Tay.
SHE TURNED IT INTO A DANG BREAKUP SONG! WHAT'S NEXT, SHE TURNS "Yeah! " INTO A BREAKUP SONG, OR "Crazy In Love", or "Party in the U.S.A"!?!?!?
Wow, this SUCKS! My number 1. Thank God I haven't heard Kanyes version of Bohemian Rhapsody. Can't remake iconic!
This is so unbelievably bad
It might not be as good as the original, but what is? It's definitely a lot better than some other groups that try to cover Green Day songs (looking at you, 5SOS).
If you are not expecting a punk rock song then there's no reason to hate it. - Undistinguished
They covered Green Day? - Userguy44
Nickelback kinda sucks, but this cover is fantastic.
Gosh he ruined a good song
Anything marylin manson, really
The song is actually good when you listen to it, if you listen to any of these songs at all. Or did you find a different list on a different website and copied it off of them, Chester sung this song brilliantly.
Linkin Park did an awesome job with this cover though! - Userguy44
Since when is this a cover? - Alkadikce
What? - Userguy44
I don't hate this version
This is the best one
This is trash.
Pantera cover? - Userguy44
Elvis version - good.
Willie Nelson - brilliant (sang with passion & emotion that song deserves).
Pet Shop Boys - turned a beautiful song into a disco version with no relevance to the lyrics.
This one is funny though. - Userguy44
I haven't actually heard any of the feedback for this song, but I'm betting the single fact NB made it indiscriminately lands it a spot on this list
The original performer praised this cover version. It was #1 in many countries and became one of Madonna's biggest smash hits of the 2000's. Be more polite and respectful
Surprisingly decent performing. I like it
This is an obvious joke and yet everyone seems to hate it. - Bammer73