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Ok guy we've had favourite songs, bands, guitarists etc etc so how about really horrible cover versions that should never have happened. I'll set the ball rolling
Stevie Nicks - Rock 'n Roll (Live) HD - YouTube
Céline Dion;Anastacia - You Shook Me All Night Long - YouTube

Now it's not enough just for it to be bad because there's loads of those about. It has to make you cringe like the two examples above.
Lets see what we can come up with.
 
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Ah yes Alex Harvey bless his little cottons. He certainly didn't die of moderation and clean living did he:)
 
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That doesn't make me cringe though mate, it makes me very annoyed though. Some things are just better left alone
 
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Bobster

That doesn't make me cringe though mate, it makes me very annoyed though. Some things are just better left alone
Most definitely, came on the radio today. Had to switch it off.
 
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Adam W

So bad it's actually funny:
[video=youtube;Vy1ueZf1WMQ]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vy1ueZf1WMQ[/video]
 
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Adam W

On a more serious note I really don't like that cover of 'The Undertones - Teenage Kicks' which is being used on some advert at the moment.
 

ExArmy

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So bad it's actually funny:
[video=youtube;Vy1ueZf1WMQ]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vy1ueZf1WMQ[/video]
i remember that when it was out, didn't it get to number 1? i also remember i actually liked it too..?! don't know what i was thinking when i was 10 but just listened now and it's bloody awful.
 

ExArmy

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also i don't know if this counts, but theres a band on strictly come dancing that RUIN every song they cover. i can't stand to watch it, whenever it's on i'm out the room.
 
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Adam W

i remember that when it was out, didn't it get to number 1? i also remember i actually liked it too..?! don't know what i was thinking when i was 10 but just listened now and it's bloody awful.
I don't know about number 1 but it did really well. He released it around the same time as the original, to the extent Noel Gallagher's girlfriend (who he said he wrote the song for) accused him of covering Mike Flowers.
 
Seven nation army, ruined by that x factor contestant, why why why? The ying to that yang though is the jimmy webb version of Galveston. Totally amazing (the one off the "letters" album)
 
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jhampson1874

How about Fall Out Boy and their cover of the one and only Michael Jackson's beat it? Some songs should just be left well alone...
 
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Electrician2012

Boyzone's abominably cheesy cover of Cat Steven's "Father and Son"

[video=youtube;yzwOYK-Lm04]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yzwOYK-Lm04[/video]
 

tidyboiler

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Another one that boiled mine today........ "UB40......... I Can't help Falling in Love with You." :rifle:
 
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Fin170

I cringed at the Jessie J version of we will rock you at the Olympics closing ceremony

 

tidyboiler

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I think the only cover I can stand is Bryan Ferry's "Jealous Guy". He is just so cool he can do no wrong in my eyes......:cool3:
 
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shagbite

ronan keating and some bird crucifying fairytale of new york has got to be up there. for "you scumbag, you maggot, you cheap lousy faggot" read "you scumbag, you maggot...........you're cheap and you're haggard". shane mcgowan should have breathed right into keating's face for covering this classic. come to think of it, anything by ronan and/or boyzone will qualify for this topic.
 
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shagbite

That doesn't make me cringe though mate, it makes me very annoyed though. Some things are just better left alone
if you want to cringe, check out david brent singing 'if you don't know me by now' (harold melvin and the bluenotes). i will accept that this isn't a serious cover, but it'll definitely get you squirming.
 

Kamikaze

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Total Eclipse of the Heart!

[video=youtube;2cKVRbDeE5k]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2cKVRbDeE5k&feature=BFa&list=UUNY6-naU2czx4I5s22BK7HA[/video]
 
As everything in this life has an equal and opposite. I just love The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain's covers / stage act. Especially "Life on Mars" (being a Bowie fan I generally hate any rips of his stuff), Teenage Kicks (Undertones) and Smells Like Teen Spirit (Nirvana). Check 'em out on YouToob!
 

Des 56

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Total Eclipse of the Heart!

[video=youtube;2cKVRbDeE5k]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2cKVRbDeE5k&feature=BFa&list=UUNY6-naU2czx4I5s22BK7HA[/video]

Bonnie Tylor will be turning in her grave,and she's not even dead yet,she ought to sue for rape,it was a violation of a tidy song
 
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