Top Ten Most Overrated Cover Songs

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The Top Ten

1 One Way or Another - One Direction

Stop talking about 1D please! It already has enough attention ( by the way it was originally performed by Blondie). - MusicalPony

2 Mad World - Gary Jules

Why no love for the Tears for Fears original? - MusicalPony

3 I Will Always Love You - Whitney Houston

I wouldn't call it overrated. I'm a huge fan of both Whitney and Dolly. I'm sure, many people know that this one is a cover version. Dolly Parton wrote a fantastic lyrics but Whitney's angelic and powerful vocal made it an international superhit! - Irina2932

Extremely Controversial but it's on here because not many people know that it was Dolly Partons song... - MusicalPony

4 Smells Like Teen Spirit - Miley Cyrus

Yes, I know it's a great song, but it's been past the point ( she's on the wild side now). - MusicalPony

Its kurt cobin worst nightmer if he still alive no wonder he will shot himself again

5 Red Red Wine - UB40

They did a nice job with it but as the list creator said it is a Neil Diamond original and his version was equal or better thou probably less known as I don't think it was released as a single, of which he's had many. - Billyv

HATE to put this on the list, but it was originally done by Neil Diamond. - MusicalPony

I like UB40's version, though. - Pony

6 Hallelujah - Jeff Buckley

Way over-rated, and nowhere near as good as either Leonard Cohen's original, or the awesome cover done by kd lang.

Very controversial, but it gets a little too much attention, it overshadows Leonard Cohens original... - MusicalPony

7 Last Christmas - Taylor Swift

This isn't a good cover. - RalphBob

8 Just - Mark Ronson
9 Lucy In the Sky With Diamonds - William Shatner
10 Here's Where the Story Ends - Tin Tin Out

The Newcomers

? Bring the Noise - Anthrax

The Contenders

11 All Along the Watchtower - Jimi Hendrix

Originally done by Bob Dylan. - MusicalPony

12 Word Up - Mel B
13 Respect - Aretha Franklin

Gets a little too much praise. - MusicalPony

14 Bohemian Rhapsody - Panic! At the Disco

Good cover but kind of overshadows the original a little bit... - MusicalPony

This Ruins the Orginal - christangrant

15 You Shook Me All Night Long - Celine Dion
16 Tomorrow - Anny
17 Hurt - Johnny Cash

Sadly, Johnny Cash's version overshadows Nine Inch Nails' classic song. - SlimVeggie

But this cover is better than the Orginal - christangrant

18 You Got It - Bonnie Raitt
19 It's My Life - No Doubt
20 Bringin' On the Heartbreak - Mariah Carey
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Top Remixes

1. One Way or Another - One Direction
2. Smells Like Teen Spirit - Miley Cyrus
3. Last Christmas - Taylor Swift
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1. Lucy In the Sky With Diamonds - William Shatner
2. Smells Like Teen Spirit - Miley Cyrus
3. Just - Mark Ronson
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1. Mad World - Gary Jules
2. I Will Always Love You - Whitney Houston
3. One Way or Another - One Direction
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