All Time Worst Cover Songs

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21 Angels - Jessica Simpson (Robbie Williams)

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!

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22 These Boots Are Made for Walkin' - Jessica Simpson (Nancy Sinatra)

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

23 Lucy In the Sky With Diamonds - William Shatner (The Beatles)

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.

24 Jambalaya - The Carpenters (Hank Williams)

A song about food, sung by a woman who later STARVED herself? Ugh! - Interrogator

25 You Know You're Right - Hole (Nirvana)

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

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26 Extreme Ways - The Sidelines (Moby)

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

27 Thrift Shop - Kidz Bop Kids (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis)

"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 - wrests

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28 Beat It - Blood on the Dance Floor (Michael Jackson)

Everything BOTDF touches turns into trash. - wrests

29 You Got It - Bonnie Raitt (Roy Orbison)
30 Working Class Hero - Green Day (John Lennon)

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. - ProPanda

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31 Don't Stop Believing - Glee (Journey)

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 SONG

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32 I Remember - Haley (Deadmau5 & Kaskade)

This isn't a cover. This is the actual song. Good song though

33 I Still Believe - Mariah Carey (Brenda K. Starr)
34 Starving - Kidz Bop (Hailee Steinfeld)
35 A Hard Day's Night - Big Time Rush (The Beatles)

Quit covering the beatles, musicians. - Lucretia

36 Our Lips Are Sealed - Hilary and Haylie Duff (The Go-Go's)
37 Opiate - Limp Bizkit (Tool)

Stop doing covers. This band sucks anyways. But the first 3 albums were okay

Why would they ruin the best tool song of all time! ? I hate limp biskit.

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38 Land of Confusion - Disturbed (Genesis)

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 - Interrogator

Why is this cover on the list? It's awesome

39 Fuel - Avril Lavigne (Metallica)

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

40 South Side - Alvin & the Chipmunks (Thomas Rhett)

One of the most unbearable movie franchises to ever exist teams up with one of the most unbearable country artists. How did it turn out? Surprisingly, the Chipmunks version is only slightly worse than the original. - Zach808

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1. Chop Suey! - Avril Lavigne (System of a Down)
2. One Way or Another - One Direction (Blondie)
3. Faith - Limp Bizkit (George Michael)
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1. Extreme Ways - The Sidelines (Moby)
2. Let It Be - Justin Bieber (The Beatles)
3. I Remember - Haley (Deadmau5 & Kaskade)
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1. Bohemian Rhapsody - Kanye West (Queen)
2. Chop Suey! - Avril Lavigne (System of a Down)
3. Starving - Kidz Bop (Hailee Steinfeld)
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