Top Ten Most Overrated Cover Songs


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 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

3 Mad World - Gary Jules

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

4 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

5 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

6 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

7 Just - Mark Ronson
8 Last Christmas - Taylor Swift

This isn't a good cover. - RalphBob

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

The Contenders

11 Word Up - Mel B
12 All Along the Watchtower - Jimi Hendrix

Originally done by Bob Dylan. - MusicalPony

13 You Shook Me All Night Long - Celine Dion
14 Respect - Aretha Franklin

Gets a little too much praise. - MusicalPony

15 Bohemian Rhapsody - Panic! At the Disco

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

This Ruins the Orginal - christangrant

16 Bringin' On the Heartbreak - Mariah Carey
17 Whiskey In the Jar - Metallica (Thin Lizzy)
18 Tomorrow - Anny
19 Sweet Child O'Mine - Sheryl Crow
20 Behind Blue Eyes - Limp Bizkit
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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
1. Lucy In the Sky With Diamonds - William Shatner
2. Smells Like Teen Spirit - Miley Cyrus
3. Just - Mark Ronson
1. Mad World - Gary Jules
2. I Will Always Love You - Whitney Houston
3. One Way or Another - One Direction



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