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That “best / worst cover songs” meme… pt 2

Here’s my picks for worst covers, either from songs I knew were covered previously, or ones that workmates suggested when I did an informal survey. Presented without comment — your screams of agony speak more than I ever could. I dare you to play every one of these all the way through.

Vanilla Ice – Satisfaction

Michael Bolton – Dock of the Bay

Laibach – Sympathy for the Devil (seriously, WTF IS THIS!?)

William Shatner – Rocket Man

Sheryl Crow – Sweet Child O’ Mine

And the number one worst cover ever, mentioned by the greatest percentage of my workmates and easily exemplar of why the douchiest band ever should not be allowed to cover anything ever again: Limp Bizkit’s Behind Blue Eyes. The only redeeming factor would have been the Speak-n-Spell, but even it is turned into a virtual douchebag by having to spell L-I-M-P over and over.

WHERE ARE YOUR GODS NOW!?

Comments

  1. says

    I was only able to actually start playback on three of the videos (not a technical issue, but an “I value my sanity” issue). Vanilla Ice and Laibach each sucked about thirty seconds of my life away that I can never get back.

    Now we get to Limp Bizkit. I can’t say that I’m a fan, but I actually enjoyed their cover of Behind Blue Eyes, as did my wife. I admit that the Speak’n’Spell was rather cheesy and would have been better left out, but the song itself was something I wouldn’t mind adding to my music library.

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