Top Ten Most Overrated Cover Songs


The Top Ten

1 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

2 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

3 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

4 Mad World - Gary Jules

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

5 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

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 Bohemian Rhapsody - Panic! At the Disco

People who say this cover is better than original have not heard the original version, while this cover is miles above Kanyes one, it's just a mediocre cover because they made the song sound too mainstream which destroys the art of the original and the vocals do not match the song, they sound too much like Emo/Pop Punk. The softer parts of the song are sung very weak too especially the ending lyrics after the Hard Rock part of the song. I don't like this cover because it turned the song into something it's not. - christangrant

Leave well alone... only QUEEN does justice to their original song. Rob Williams' cover is bad too.

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

This Ruins the Orginal - christangrant

8 Just - Mark Ronson
9 Bring the Noise - Anthrax
10 Last Christmas - Taylor Swift

This isn't a good cover. - RalphBob

The Contenders

11 Lucy In the Sky With Diamonds - William Shatner
12 Here's Where the Story Ends - Tin Tin Out
13 Hallowed Be Thy Name - Cradle of Filth

It's a horrible piece of garbage - christangrant

14 Twist and Shout - The Beatles
15 Word Up - Mel B
16 You Shook Me All Night Long - Celine Dion
17 Walk - Avenged Sevenfold
18 Flash of the Blade - Avenged Sevenfold
19 Respect - Aretha Franklin

Gets a little too much praise. - MusicalPony

20 Creeping Death - Bullet for My Valentine
21 Crazy Train - Bullet for My Valentine
22 All Along the Watchtower - Jimi Hendrix

Originally done by Bob Dylan. - MusicalPony

23 Bringin' On the Heartbreak - Mariah Carey
24 Closer - Asking Alexandria
25 Whiskey In the Jar - Metallica (Thin Lizzy)
26 Tomorrow - Anny
27 Sweet Child O'Mine - Sheryl Crow
28 Behind Blue Eyes - Limp Bizkit
29 Hurt - Johnny Cash

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

I feel nothing coming out of this cover (no offense to him). Nine Inch Nails version is unreachable.

But this cover is better than the Orginal - christangrant

30 You Got It - Bonnie Raitt
31 It's My Life - No Doubt
32 Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) - Marilyn Manson
33 Sound of Silence - Disturbed
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Top Remixes (4)

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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