All Time Worst Cover Songs
The Top Ten
Can't describe the anger and disgust I felt when I saw that crazy stupid bitch sing, IN MY COUNTRY, one of the best rock grunge songs of all time. I mean, who does she think she is, and she did it SO TERRIBLE! She thinks she can one day be stupid pop hanna montana and the other, try to be cool and perform this masterpiece. If Kurt were alive, he'd shoot himself again and I wont blame him. I hate that bitch, no talent at all.
Shes a Butcher! REALLY! She ruined a classical song. Possibly one of the
Best. Nirvana fans shot group together and shoot her
She sounds like at dying cat trying to sing at Kurt cobains great level tell your kids DON'T COVER SMELLS LKE TEEN SPIRIT! And some wonder what happened to her popularity
Calm down Miley Cryus haters. Some people have never even heard of it. She wouldn't have sang it on Hannah Montana. She must've sang it on some television show that umm whatever it was I'm not bothered. A1 (boyband) cover of Take On Me and did some weird music video. (into the television) and it got number 1.V 44 Comments
What?! How is this in the top 10?! It took an already amazing song and turned it into an even more emotional song. - naFrovivuS
Okay, how is this getting so high? Are we being trolled? - naFrovivuS
I think the David Bowie hater troll did this. - 445956
Y'know what? I've always thought the guy was overrated, so it pleases me that enough people have voted/spammed for it even if there's much worse songs on this list. - truckturnerV 13 Comments
Everything britney spears sings becomes terrible at that moment - davee
It made me hate the original version, can't listen to this song any more because of you Britney
Remember the original's powerful, commanding vocals? Why on earth would anyone think that Britney's utterly weak voice would be a good fit for this song?
This sucks. If you're gonna sing a song about how much you love rock and roll, then why are you turning it into a pop song? Also, her vocals are much too whiny. - Gg2000V 10 Comments
The acoustic part at the beginning of the song wasn't bad (it definitely wasn't as good as the original, but I still liked it), but when they started going "Discover L I M P, " I actually felt sick to my stomach. And that third verse was completely unnecessary.
they murdered this wonderful song. the who is the best band ever. - alppa
Awful. They butchered a classic beautiful song with this disgusting cover. The guy can't even get the high notes. Just when you think it couldn't get any worse, they ruin the best part of the song with some silly electronic bit. Limp Bizkit suck and I hate them so much. I'm going to listen to the original to get this piece of crap out of my head.
Fred, what were you thinking when you did this? - Gg2000V 11 Comments
Kanye West has no right to touch one of Queen's masterpieces, let alone butcher it by FORGETTING THE LYRICS AT A CONCERT. Wow, Kanye. - pandagirl
When I heard panic at the disco slaughter this song like a Jew in Nazi germany, I remembered that this version was far, FAR worse.
Kanye West should be extradited to Britain to stand trial for the brutal, bloody murder of Bohemian Rhapsody! An act of evil like none in the last century.
It's official... I'm going to shoot my ears off.V 19 Comments
Nothing like the beatles
In some countries it is legal to shoot a singer who tries to cover a Beatle song and fails like this.
If it wasn't so polished, it might be all right. But they made it sound too sterile. - Gg2000
I actually liked this version surprisingly.
Someone get me a firecracker so I can stuff the cracker in his stupid mouth and watch him blow to pieces. Of course, I don't wish for him to die, but for his head to come off.
What? No way! How could he/she cover this masterpiece!
Justin totally ruined a Beatles classic! Screw him! Anybody that thinks JB's version is better, go to hell! The Beatles rule!
That's IT! Time to give Bieber a can of Ass Whoopin. - GehennaV 12 Comments
She screwed up that song to the max. Couldn't get a single lyric right, she shames System. I bet they're all regretting this moment now.
Chop suey! Is one of my favorite songs of all time and she just ruins it! Really what was she thinking ruining a classic
I never thought I would hear a cover song that was worse than Miley Cyrus Smells Like Teen Spirit but this was just awful. She is trying to be something she isn't. She's pop not punk - Danielsun182
I love avril lavigne but this cover isn't good to be honest - RoseCandyMusicV 10 Comments
Seriously, why would they even bother covering it with absolutely no relation to the original song other than the lyrics?
This takes everything that made this song special and throws it out of the window and gives it a horrible techno beat.
We shouldn't be too hard on the Scissors Sisters. They are big fans of Pink Floyd. What pisses me off is that people say this song was better than the original. What are the thinking? I would say they're on crack but not even then would you say such a thing.
Such a cheesy and stupid cover. - naFrovivuSV 1 Comment
She ruined a classic song!
I love Three Days Grace, but this isn’t one of their better stuff. If you’re gonna do an Eminem song, at least get someone who can rap. - 3DG20
The worst cover evvvvvvverrrrrrrrrrrr!
First time I heard the song was covered by Green Day, I don't listen to The Who but I've heard this song and I love Hilary Duff but her version of this this song sucks regardless if a cover or not it sounds horrible.
I don't even think she gets the purpose of the song. - Gg2000
Why can't they make up there own songs? I used to love that song but they ruined it so much!
They do, and they did this for starving people in Africa. So you can just shut up.
It's One Direction. 'enough said.
One direction ruins everything. Including life.
And it became more popular than the original >:( - NickelbackLinkinPark4EvaV 14 Comments
She really made a meal of this song, Celine failed in doing Angus' duck walk. I really don't have enough time to explain every fault in their cover of one of AC/DC's finest songs! - Dickey96
I completely agree about slayers born to be wild cover... Pure torture to the ears and this is a slayer fan saying this.
AC/DC and The Who have been covered by so (terrible) many people. I respect that people still love them a lot, but please, PLEASE don't cover their songs.
Not bad, but I don't see how it fits their vocal style. Celine Dion's dancing is worse than the song itself. - Gg2000V 4 Comments
One of the worst things ever The original Is one of the Greatest songs of all time, hell I'm listening to it as I type this
Sadly, Madonna's early 2000s pop style cover took away a lot of the charm and emotion the original had. Bad move to say the least. - Entranced98
Here's a tip for Madonna: never put electronic music in a cover for an acoustic song, because it's going to suck.
How to make an already bad charity song that SOMEHOW MANAGED TO BECOME A HUGE HIT IN 1985 BECAUSE EVERYONE DID RIDICULOUSLY WEIRD THINGS BACK THEN even worse? Have Justin Bieber open the song, Autotune Barbara Streisand, throw in a deranged Wyclef JeAAAn, pull off the Michael/Janet Jackson duet in the video, add a rap verse, and forget to cut Wyclef Jean from the song. Boom, instant Todd in the Shadows review fodder. (His opinion isn't wrong, by the way.)
It was already horrible, and this... - WonkeyDude98
I could stand lil Wayne in this song, but after I heard Miley Cyrus, I was like "I give up. I seriously give up on music."
John Mayer made this song normal boring and forgettable
John Mayer stripped all the heart and soul out of it
Wasn’t that bad to be honest - InsertCleverName
Vocals on this one completely trashed up this one
I guess maybe certain songs sound better if sung by girls instead of guys. - Interrogator
Most of the ones in the list I haven't heard the covers. The idea of these singers covering those songs just sounds silly. This one I've heard. Worst. Piece. Of. Crap. Ever.
I really hate this. Kanye's Bohemian Rhapsody is like the actual Bohemian Rhapsody compared to this. - SoldierOfFortune
I hope this cover burns in hell ruins a classic song - christangrant
Marilyn Manson Sucks. - AlphaQV 1 Comment
I can't really explain this one to you. Just look it up. It speaks for itself. - Johannes9
This cover & the abomination that is Kanye West's cover of "Bohemian Rhapsody" are the worst covers EVER... also Robbie Williams' cover of "Bohemian Rhapsody" is abysmal too.
*pukes into a large bucket* - worstmusicoftheyear
I'm Elton John fan and I really love this songs (there's much emotion in it). I listened to this cover and almost puked - this is violation, if not even rape of very beautiful music material! Shame on ODB feat. Macy Gray!
Although I really love both bands, I feel like 5SOS ruined such an amazing Green Day song... I was very disappointed
Those stupid boys covered, really bad, one of the best Punk Song ever. That's almost blasphemy.
Punk is not supposed to be screaming random things and singing like a crazed fan. - naFrovivuS
This is absolutely terrible. I have nothing else to say. - DarthPhaseyV 1 Comment
Seriously. Jess Simpson has NOT got the right vocals for this song. And making it sound more country?! WORST. IDEA. EVER.
Megadeth has the best version
Completely throws away the purpose of the original song. - Gg2000
What was William Shatner on when covering this song
What was William Shatner on covering this song
I can't really say it's bad. He covered the song in 1968 wich means we were still in full psychedelic era. I think because of that, that it's campy, a piece of the era itself.
A song about food, sung by a woman who later STARVED herself? Ugh! - Interrogator
Courtney arranged the song differently and messed up the lyrics, singing the wrong ones. I appreciate her doing this for Kurt, but she should've practiced more maybe? - MontyPython
Hole is great
The original is one of my favourite songs of all time, a lively yet laid-back downtempo beat to go with subtle and mellifluous vocals. A song you love from the first time you hear it, and never stop playing once you do.
The cover? Noise, noise and more noise. - PositronWildhawk
Shouldn't exist. Someone should be arrested for this.
Everything BOTDF touches turns into trash. - wrests
NO. - 445956
Dude, this was an awesome cover, I don't know who things this is such a bad cover, but they gotta be insane. How on earth is this a bad cover? Is it the voice?
I never heard the original, but it sounds like Green Day's song. Instead of this, vote for Avril Lavigne's cover of Chop Suey!
Pretty Good Cover, But The John Lennon Original Makes The Cover Seem Terrible - BeatlesFan1964
Honestly... this was genius. - ProPandaV 7 Comments
Nobody has ever been able to sing this song like Robbie Williams - It's meant to be sung only by him
This song should NEVER be touched by anyone other than Robbie!
This song is personal to Robbie Williams
"Walk into the club like 'what up, I got a hit song'! " NO YOU DON'T! EVERYONE WITH A BRAIN HATES YOU AND WHAT YOU DID TO THIS OTHERWISE GOOD SONG! When it's performed by Macklemore, it's funny and entertaining. But when Kidz Bop does it, they suck out all the fun! Go jump off a clip, Kidz Bop and whoever decided that them covering it would be a good idea!
I can see these kids throwing a crack party in 2020, the year these kids are going to have child star syndrome.
Why is Kidz Bop still a thing? I just remember every year as a child seeing commercials for 1, 2, 3, 4, etc albums they released. Its always the worst thing ever.
All kidz bop covers are horrible - wrestsV 10 Comments
This isn't a cover. This is the actual song. Good song though
Oh, Journey. What have they done to you?
Its Glee, they could probably fill up every slot after Miley Cyrus' Smells Like Teen Spirit
Glee (or should I say Pee? ) should have called it Stop Believing.
I HATE THE BUTCHERY DONE TO THIS SONGV 2 Comments
I am appalled that this version is more popular than the Genesis version.
I find both great in my opinion
Good cover, but I still prefer the original. - Gg2000
Why is this cover on the list? It's awesomeV 1 Comment
this really sucks. But why Working Class Hero is up there? I think it's pretty good cover. - GreenDay95
I saw her cover this on the metallica tribute thing. Horrible. Avril sucks!
This is a bad cover - RoseCandyMusic
they killed a classic by Tool
Stop doing covers. This band sucks anyways. But the first 3 albums were okay
Limp Bizkit sucks ass. - SammySpore
I think we all can agree, Tool is just one of those band you can’t cover.V 2 Comments
The original beats this by 1000% - wrests
This was an awesome cover.
They just had to ruin a good song.
Terrible. Having said that, I once dreamed that it was 1989 and Freddie Mercury was doing a bad cover version on a white soundstage, and he had blood all over his face, and it was billed as just "Heaven" on the bootleg that followed...
This not even close to the original version. The first time I heard was a mangled and techy piece of vomit. I love belinda carlisle's version better.
Laugh out loud someone at my school has the same
Wait what, Ashley Tisdale MADE A SONG? WHAT THE HELL IS THIS WORLD COME TO.
I didn't think it was possible to ruin a Led Zeppelin song. Leave it to Miley to prove me wrong.
Worst Nightmare Ever
The worst, makes a cover of the best, and doesn't even have the audacity to print out the the lyrics. And then, he performs the song in Detroit. I'm suprized the audience didn't run out, with their ears on fire.
Let's just hope Justin Bieber doesn't make a cover version of Led Zeppelin's "Stairway to Heaven" (which would be "Stairway to Hell" in that case)
What! No. This sucks. I just don't understand why doesn't Justin leave this solar system, and man cover of my favourite song, he should have committed suicide by now.
Oh hell no! - 3DG20V 14 Comments
I Love The Flaming Lips but did they have to do this? Just Saying.
One Direction covered the WHOLE album? They must have ruined that masterpiece too. BECAUSE they are one direction. And bad at life.
One Direction have failed the human race
There's no song called Abbey Road. Unless 1D covered the whole album? - PetSounds
I think we are talking about the Abbey Road album cover, not the album itself. - Gg2000V 3 Comments
Not his worst. Listen to his version of Iron Man, for starters. - Gg2000
William Shatner more covers way worse than this
Shatner doesn't even sing in his alblums. All he does is talk at you in that overdramatic voice while corny music is playing in the background.
They ruined one of the greatest songs of all time - christangrant
I haven't heard it, but how can anything with Mick Jagger and David Bowie be bad? - PetSounds
The music video was worse than the cover itself.
The song is fine, the clip with Jagger bopping around like a poodle on crack is hilarious. - truckturner
Not bad, but the production kinda kills it for me. - Gg2000V 1 Comment
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