Total Guitar magazine, a magazine notable for having such legends as Slash and Buckethead on its cover, has announced its list of the worst cover versions ever. Jimi Hendrix’s version of ‘All Along The Watchtower’ topped the Best list, but Canadian crooner (and former Eurovision winner – always a wonderful title) Celine Dion topped the list with her version of the AC/DC classic ‘You Shook Me All Nigh Long’. How does an artist like Cion (as my female friends adoringly call her) even think of covering a rock classic?
Other songs to make it onto the list were our own Westlife, with ‘More Than Words’, Girls Aloud vs Sugababes ‘Walk This Way’ (the worst on the list, in my opinion), and the legend that is Mike Flowers with ‘Wonderwall’.
The Beatles and Nirvana featured on the Best covers list, as did Guns ‘N’ Roses with McCartney’s ‘Live and Let Die’, which I think is a horrendous massacre of a wonderful Bond theme.
But surely the worst cover of all time has to be by the legend that is Fred Durst. And he even has more than one to choose from…
And even worse:
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