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    What were the worst cover songs in your opinion? Like William Hung, but less hilarious. Stuff that pales compared to the originals. Here are a few of mine







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    "Forgive me, Majesty. I'm a vulgar man. But I assure you, my music is not.“ Mozart

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    U2 - Fortunate Son (Creedence Clearwater Revival). Musically charmless and Bono singlehandedly turns one of the great time-in-a-bottle counter-culture songs into nothing less than a personal manifesto reeking of sanctimonious smugness. Pretty much like a lot of U2's own material, then.

    UB40 and Chrissie Hynde - I Got You Babe (Sonny & Cher). Just one example from a band who ran out of their own ideas long before running out of the need to hog the charts with a series of cover versions done in their trademark powder-puff reggae-lite style. Reggae for people who don't like reggae.

    Far Corporation - Stairway to Heaven (Led Zeppelin). Gut-wrenchingly terrible - no other way to describe it.

    Anything by Shaggy. All this annoying no-mark ever seems to do is take other peoples' songs and bellow incomprehensible gibberish over the top of them.
    '...a violator of his word, a libertine over head and ears in debt and disgrace, a despiser of domestic ties, the companion of gamblers and demireps, a man who has just closed half a century without a single claim on the gratitude of his country or the respect of posterity...' - Leigh Hunt on the Prince Regent (later George IV).

    ὃν οἱ θεοὶ φιλοῦσιν ἀποθνῄσκει νέος [Those whom the gods love die young] - Menander

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    Yea, my kinda thread

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