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Rolling Stone Readers Compile Worst Cover Songs Ever

As I have often admitted, I am a sucker for countdowns and lists.  Here’s another from Rolling Stone, a list readers voted on as the worst cover songs of all-time.  Overall I think this list is very good, all of these songs suck.  I know people who actually like some of the songs on the list, or at least did when they came out, and I feel like I have always had to defend these songs as terrible pieces of rehashed garbage.  I’m sorry but anybody who thinks Limp Bizkit’s version of “Behind Blue Eyes” is better than the Who’s, or Alien Ant Farm’s version of “Smooth Criminal” is better than Michael Jackson’s is just wrong.  You can see the full list, with write-ups, HERE. All of these songs just make me want to listen to the original:

#1 – Miley Cyrus covering Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit”

#2 – Limp Bizkit covering the Who’s “Behind Blue Eyes”

#3 – Madonna covering Don McLean’s “American Pie”

#4 – Sheyl Crow destroying Guns N’ Roses’ “Sweet Child O’ Mine”

#5 – Britney Spears covering the Rolling Stones’ “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction”

#6 – Alien Ant Farm’s slaughtering of Michael Jackson’s “Smooth Criminal”

#7 – Britney Spears covering Joan Jett & the Blackhearts’ “I Love Rock & Roll”

#8 – Avril Levigne attempting John Lennon’s “Imagine”

#9 – Jessica Simpson walking all over Nancy Sinatra’s “These Boots Were Made For Walking”

#10 – William Shatner covering the Beatles’ “Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds”

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