Top 10 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.
Don't cover a nirvana song just don't you just can't
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 popularity47 Comments
Get this masterpiece off this list - LightningStrike
This is a great cover. The spam voter many of us know got it too high on this list. - Metal_Treasure
Whoever voted for this song
Should be beaten to death with a vinyl copy of GRACE - CygnusX99
What?! How is this in the top 10?! It took an already amazing song and turned it into an even more emotional song.17 Comments
This is the number 1 reason people hate kanye West! - Weirdest-thing
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
It's still not as bad as Lil Meerkat's cover... - LilliamPumpernickel
There’s only one band that can successfully play this song. And that is the one and only... QUEEN!23 Comments
Everything britney spears sings becomes terrible at that moment - davee
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. - Gg2000
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?10 Comments
You think this is their worst cover!? Wait till you hear their cover of Tool's Opiate LMAO - Joeljohns249
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
Am I the only one who thinks this cover was great? - benhos16 Comments
Ruined the song
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.
That's IT! Time to give Bieber a can of Ass Whoopin. - Gehenna
...unbearable! - DaringXx13 Comments
Calm down she was drunk
I love Avril but this thing is just abysmal. It was just Avril shouting random gibberish. - Hellohi
Avril made so many bad covers
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.13 Comments
If it wasn't so polished, it might be all right. But they made it sound too sterile. - Gg2000
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.
I actually liked this version surprisingly.
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.1 Comment
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.
You know what's sad
This song is more popularthan the original - CygnusX99
Unfortunately the song is super creepy in its original form due to the fact it is sung with aggression about stocking someone, One Direction's cover was more playful and yes a little too cookie cutter but at least it wasn't creepy like the original. - Jannika
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.14 Comments
She ruined a classic song!
This is pretty disrespectful to the great 80's artists. And rap music? Give me a break
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.)
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."
Who has noticed that she changed the iconic I hope I die die before I get old
To I hope I don't die before I get old
Taking away the rebellious feeling of the song - CygnusX99
I don't even think she gets the purpose of the song. - Gg2000
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.
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
I don't think I'll ever listen to this
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
Not bad, but I don't see how it fits their vocal style. Celine Dion's dancing is worse than the song itself. - Gg2000
I completely agree about slayers born to be wild cover... Pure torture to the ears and this is a slayer fan saying this.5 Comments
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
Marilyn Manson Sucks. - AlphaQ
I hope this cover burns in hell ruins a classic song - christangrant1 Comment
Ok look, has anyone looked at this entire thing, if so, where is their cover of Love Will Tear us Apart
I really like Fall Out Boy, but this has got to be one of the worst covers I've heard.
Really? This is not even the worst Fall Out Boy cover. They covered What's This. That was awful. Why isn't that on here? - pandagirl
I thought the cover was alright. But nobody can beat the original version. - Catacorn3 Comments
Ugh. The arrangements are unbearable.
Completely throws away the purpose of the original song. - Gg2000
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
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
Please tell me this is a joke and this didn't actually happen
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
You people are stupid. Green Day is the best band at covering songs!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!
Kidz Bop 29? Who bought the other 28? - ReturnOfScorpio
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.12 Comments
This isn't a cover. This is the actual song. Good song though
They only have one good Beatles cover. everything else sucks. - Stalin
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.3 Comments
Good cover, but I still prefer the original. - Gg2000
I find both great in my opinion
I am appalled that this version is more popular than the Genesis version.
Just thinking about Disturbed gives me the jitters O_o - Interrogator1 Comment
The original beats this by 1000% - wrests
This was an awesome cover.
They just had to ruin a good song.
Vocals on this one completely trashed up this one
I guess maybe certain songs sound better if sung by girls instead of guys. - Interrogator
She at least tried, but it's nowhere near as good as the original - DanM413
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
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.
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)
Oh hell no! - 3DG20
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.13 Comments
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.
I didn't think it was possible to ruin a Led Zeppelin song. Leave it to Miley to prove me wrong.
Worst Nightmare Ever
Way to ruin an excellent song. - PositronWildhawk
Sonic is boring - I80
Come on, this "cover" was just a trolling YouTube video meant to be funny. It wasn't serious. No one even knows this song outside TheTopTens. - Alkadikce
Thank God someone added this. Get it to number one RIGHT NOW! - NickelbackLinkinPark4Eva
How is Marilyn Manson's cover above this?3 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.
I think we are talking about the Abbey Road album cover, not the album itself. - Gg2000
There's no song called Abbey Road. Unless 1D covered the whole album? - PetSounds
One Direction have failed the human race3 Comments
Where is his cover of "Bohemian Rhapsody"? That is honesty the worst cover I have ever heard. This is coming from a person who has heard Hilary Duff's take on "My Generation" and Fall Out Boy's take on "Love Will Tear Us Apart". Someone should seriously add his cover of "Bohemian Rhapsody" to this list.
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.
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2. Reach-out - Hilary Duff (Depeche Mode)
3. Heaven Is a Place on Earth - Ashley Tisdale (Belinda Carlisle)
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