worst cover songs.....

This was an easy choice...hey Joe and good day sunshine...a double nomination for Eddie Murphy...both from his horrifics lp loves alright...for a man that made his bread mocking micheal Jackson...who ironically appears on the lp...his hi pitched off key wailing sounds like a bad impersonation
The entire New York Voices album of Paul Simon tunes....how can such a great group ruin such great music?
You can really take any cut from Pat Boones's "In A Metal Mood - No More Mr. Nice Guy", but I like his salsa tinged version of "Stairway to Heaven" and his rather discoey take on Metallica's "Enter Sandman". Of course, he has competition from those two golden throated Trekkies, Nimoy and Shatner.
There is nothing worse than this atrocity...Corey Feldman covering John Lennon's Imagine.

The incredible hack job Joe Cocker does on "With A Little Help From My Friends".

From the painfully long extended instrumental introduction to the ear piercing screaming vocals, this might be the worst Beatles cover ever.
I've always loved the Joe Cocker version. It puts the Beatles version to shame and I like it too.

No cover of any Beatles' song puts the original to shame.

Bill, I always appreciate your opinion but it's just that. It is not the revealed word. :-)

"American Pie" covered by Madonna is more painful then the worst metal tweeter.
Audiofeil, as one Beatles lover to another, Joe Cocker's version of With A Little Help From My Friends is one of only two Beatles covers which betters the original.
This performance of Barracuda by Fergie on the Today show:


I agree with Wendell and Tim. Joe Cocker's version is excellent!
Cilla Black's

"You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling"

They shot people for less.

Someone's replicating Hoffman thread on here!

I'd say that any covers of classic songs done by any pop artist of the last 20 years would easily be in the running (not that I hear many but when I do.....)

How could you hate the Pat Boone In a Metal Mood?????

I bought that disc for shits and giggles and played it once in my convertible driving down the beach, I laughed so hard throughout I was crying!!!! That album is hysterically funny and actually so bad it is great! Try it again in the right mood, you'll see my point!
There's a specific circle in dantes hell for the following...gnr knocking on heavens door...britney spears l luv r n r...wretched ear raping
Double nom for britney...her v of satisfaction...limp bisquits behind blues eyes...utter travesty
Any of the smooth jazz radio station covers you hear of classic songs. I just heard Crazy Love by Van Morrison the other day that really got under my craw.
It's hard to believe that it's been two days without mention of William Shatner's cover of "Rocket Man"

I also once heard a bastardized version of "Stairway to Heaven" that featured the lyrics from the "Gilligan's Island" theme song. Pretty sure the radio station received bomb threats.
Check out the "Golden Throats" series for tragic covers...

For example: Leonard Nimoy belting out Proud Mary, Eddie Albert, who mutilates Blowin' in the Wind, and of course William Shatner's version of Lucy in the Sky to name but a few...
I'm kind of surprised and yet not, that no-one has mentioned the Rolf Harris "Stairway to Heaven". I love it but I bet the purists don't. Anyway Rolf can do no wrong in my eyes.