All Time Worst Cover Songs

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101 Rolling in the Deep - Aretha Franklin (Adele)

Aretha Franklin is often regarded as the greatest singer of all time, and she definitely has one of the most powerful voices out there. And Adele is generally considered one of the best singer-songwriters of the 21st century, so what could possibly go wrong?
One word: Autotune.

Yes, they actually dared autotuning one of the biggest voices of all time while covering a song that was purposely produced nostalgic and soulful. Also, it is not just any Autotune. It's the most gut wrenching and pitch-destroying Autotune I ever heard. You can hear how Aretha gives a great performances but the Autotune sounds so cheap that the pitch completely breaks off the tune. Look, Autotune in hip hop is over-hated, but please, don't use it where it is the most unfitting. For example when a classic and great soul singer of the 60s and 70s covers a song by a new and shiny soul singer of the 21st century. That's about as far away from Autotune territory as it can get. - Martin_Canine

102 What I Like About You - Lillix (The Romantics)
103 Walk This Way - Run DMC (Aerosmith)

Oh heck no!
1. Made rap mainstream
2. Relaunched Aerosmith's career
3. Propelled Raising Hell to millions of copies sold
4. Landed on frequent "best videos ever" lists

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104 Someday We'll Know - Mandy Moore (New Radicals)
105 Fire Woman - Crush 40 (The Cult)

Whoever put crush 40 on this stupid list should die they're the best video game band ever was. Just listen to Jun Senue's guitar solos that made me liked crush 40 I will always like this band so please don't vote for it and listen to Johnny Gioeli's vocals he can actually sing better than that stupid bat red foo I WANT CRUSH 40 OFF THIS LIST (Crush 40 isn't the only band I like I also like 2 other bands Three days grace and cobra starship in my opinion crush 40 has been my all time favorite)

Whoever put crush 40 on here is a retard crush 40 sang one of the best sonic songs ever and it has johnny gioeli as vocals he's is undeniably one of the best singers

106 Born to Be Wild - Slayer (Steppenwolf)
107 Viva la Vida - Cher Lloyd (Coldplay)

She took the wonderful music of Coldplay and made it sound treacherous! Her voice is awful, and she was walking up there like she owned the place. "LOOK AT ME! I'M THE BEST! BETTER THAN Coldplay! " But, despite all the terror of this, it was somewhat hilarious to watch. How she said ring-a-dinging in the chorus, and gripped her vagina at parts because Viva la Vida is UNDOUBTEDLY the sexiest song ever- wow. Clap. Clap. - pandagirl

108 Imagine - Avril Lavigne (John Lennon)

She doesn't have a bad voice, but you should never touch this masterpiece. Nobody does it like Lennon did.

109 American Idiot - Avril Lavigne (Green Day)

Worst cover song of all time and avril lavigne ruined it

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110 Light My Fire - Will Young (The Doors)
111 Them Bones - Suicide Silence (Alice In Chains)
112 Break Stuff - Three Days Grace (Limp Bizkit)

I love Three Days Grace, but I'm not really a fan of this cover.

113 Word Up! - Korn (Cameo)

This should be on my bottom 3. It's annoying!

...i actually love this cover - wrests

114 Wake Me Up When September Ends - Kidz Bop Kids (Green Day)
115 Axel F - Crazy Frog (Harold Faltermeyer)
116 Starboy - Icejjfish (The Weeknd)
117 All by Myself - Celine Dion (Eric Carmen)
118 Downtown Train - Rod Stewart (Tom Waits)
119 Have You Seen Her - MC Hammer (The Chi-Lites)
120 Whiskey In the Jar - Metallica (Thin Lizzy)

This cover ROCKS do yourself a favour and go listen to it

You do realise Thin Lizzy didn't sing the original. That was Lena Bourne Fish. Just thought I'd throw that out there.

What do you mean? This cover is one of the best covers I've ever heard! such a great metal song

I thought rape was illegal in America, but it seems like it doesn't apply to rock bands?

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