Jul. 13th, 2009

moviegrrl: (Default)
[personal profile] moviegrrl
Warning! This mix may make you want to spork your ears out....

If a good cover version adds to your enjoyment of a song, or gives it a twist you never thought of before, then a bad one tends to be an act of self-indulgence on the part of the recording artist.

Exhibit A - Songs From the Last Century - George Michael an exercise in aural mutilation and wankitude if ever there was one. George does karaoke and inflicts it on the rest of it. The world as one turns away in disgust.

Of course, a bad cover version is a much a question of taste as a good one. I've refrained from putting Madge's version of American Pie on here, as I find it rather charming, to be honest. Other people call it a travesty. PotAYto, PoTAHto.... Similarly I've chosen Joss Stone's terrible cover of God Only Knows, rather than Bowie's, although there's not much in them. But I hate Stone, and Bowie is a god, so there you go.

I've not bothered putting on any panpipe cover versions, or those idiots Only Men Aloud, because there's not even amusement to be had in putting yourself through that.

So here is the track listing for the horror! that is worst cover versions... word to the wise, if you only listen to one track listen to Cosby's version of Sgt Pepper, although I may have to go into hiding afterwards...
Worst Covers EVAH

1. The Man with the Child in His Eyes – Hue and Cry
2. Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band – Bill Cosby
3. Wild is the Wind – George Michael
4. Sweet Child o Mine – Sheryl Crow
5. Under the Bridge –All Saints
6. Comfortably Numb - ??? Chill out Version
7. You Sexy Thing - Cud
8. Hallelujah – Bon Jovi
9. I Am the Walrus – Bono, Secret Machines
10. Downtown Train – Rod Stewart
11. Hey Bulldog – Alice Cooper, Steve Vai
12. Light My Fire – Will Young
13. God Only Knows – Joss Stone
14. The Tide is High – Billie Piper
15. Common People – William Shatner
16. Poison – Groove Coverage
17. I Love Rock n Roll – Britney Spears
18. Faith – Limp Bizkit
19. I’m on Fire – The Motorettes
20. Debaser –Rogue Wave
21. Wuthering Heights – Pat Benatar
22. We Didn’t Start the Fire – The Forms
23. Against All Odds – Postal Service
24. Rock DJ – The Wurzels
25. All Mine – Tom Jones
26. Anarchy in the UK – Frazier Chorus
27. Alone Again Or – Sarah Brightman
28. Antmusic – Robbie Williams
29. Bennie and the Jets – Paul Young
30. Boys Keep Swinging – Susanna Hoffs
31. Don’t Fear the Reaper – Beautiful South
32. Harvest for the Word – The Christians
33. I Believe in a Thing Called Love – Damien Dempsey
34. I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For – Joe Brown
35. Life on Mars – Barbra Streisand
36. Making Plans for Nigel – Robbie Williams
37. One Nation Under a Groove – Chaka Demus and Pliers
38. Pretty Vacant – Lady Sovereign
39. Shock the Monkey – Coal Chamber
40. Temptation – Cradle of Filth
41. We Are the Champions – Buddha Lounge Ensemble
42. You Shook Me All Night Long – Celine Dion & Anastacia
43. Lithium – The Polyphonic Spree
44. 911 is a Joke – Duran Duran
45. White Lines – Duran Duran
46. River Deep Mountain High – Zero Nine


Spotify Playlists

March 2013


Most Popular Tags

Style Credit

Expand Cut Tags

No cut tags