All Time Worst Cover Songs

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61 Basket Case - Avril Lavigne (Green Day)

She ruined one of the best Green Day's songs ever made. Gosh, she's not punk, she's pop. I don't get why do people call her the "princess of punk". - gothictomboy66

I cryed when I heard her sing this song it was greendays best works and she goes and ruins it for all

62 Closer - Asking Alexandria (Nine Inch Nails)

This was an awesome cover.

The original beats this by 1000% - wrests

They just had to ruin a good song.

63 Faith - Limp Bizkit (George Michael)

Is there really anything worse than this? First of all, what the hell did Fred Durst do to the chorus? Not only that, but he changed the words of the song just to brag about himself. I didn't even care for the original that much, but this is a disgrace.

Rip me I actually like this cover - wrests

64 Smokin' in the Boys Room - Motley Crue (Brownsville Station)

This ain't bad, I never heard the original version till Motley Crue did it. I like Motley Crue

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65 American Idiot - 5 Seconds of Summer (Green Day)

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

Meh. It's not as bad as I thought it would be, but luke has too much of a sweet voice to pull the chorus off.

66 Genie in a Bottle - Dove Cameron (Christina Aguilera)

She butchered the song... - NicholasYellow


67 When a Man Loves a Woman - Michael Bolton (Percy Sledge)

This guy manages to oversing so badly that Mariah Carey would be jealous. The fact that his voice sounds like utter crap doesn't help. - Zach808

68 Tainted Love - Marilyn Manson (Ed Cobb)
69 You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine - Michael Buble (Lou Rawls)
70 Reach-out - Hilary Duff (Depeche Mode)

The song was great until hilary duff ruined it

This isn't a cover, it's a sample of Personal Jesus.
But I do agree it sucks. - Swellow

71 Wonderwall - One Direction (Oasis)

Those tasteless idiots should not dare to cover any song by Oasis. Oasis deserves respect, not shame from some low-brow commercial pop band.

Why isn't 5sos - teenage dirtbag or pierce the veil - don't fear the reaper on here?

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72 We Are Young - Little Mix (Fun) V 1 Comment
73 True Faith - George Michael (New Order)

Ouch, George with autotune sounds terrible. - naFrovivuS

74 Sweet Child O' Mine - Sheryl Crow (Guns N' Roses)

Taking slash away from something is of course going to make it worse

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75 Your Song - Ellie Goulding (Elton John)
76 Crank That - I Set My Friends On Fire (Soulja Boy)

It's just the song but with screaming and growling instead.

77 Twist and Shout - Salt-N-Pepa (The Top Notes)
78 Fight the Power - Korn (Public Enemy)

The Korn version's pretty freaky, I agree.

79 Stronger - 30 Seconds to Mars (Kanye West)

Kanye's a talentless freak. It would be difficult to do worse than him at anything. - PositronWildhawk

80 Iris - Sleeping With Sirens (Goo Goo Dolls)

I'm actually surprised this one isn't higher on the list

The voice of SWS's lead vocalist ruined the song.

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2. Let It Be - Justin Bieber (The Beatles)
3. I Remember - Haley (Deadmau5 & Kaskade)
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