Worst cover song of all time

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    Here's a link to listen to the Rod Stewart cover of Pinball Wizard.I would wait at least 20 minutes after eating to listen to it.Actually,Rod was offered the part of the Pinball Wizard in the movie version,but after consulting with Elton John (who told Rod he should stay as far away from it as possible) he passed on it.We know what happened after that.
    This is from the "Play it again Rod"album.
      
    http://www.whosampled.com/cover/view/42648/Rod%20Stewart-Pinball%20Wizard_The%20Who-Pinball%20Wizard/

    Also,I understand about you liking the Devo version of Satisfaction.A lot of people do,I'm just not one of them.The same goes with Jose Feliciano's version of Light my fire.
     
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    [QUOTE]Wow. I couldn't finish it, what I heard was amazingly bad. Can't blame it all on Rod, the arrangement was hysterical.  I don't know how any vocalist could make that work.  The wise move would have been to just say no, especially someone who could afford to say no.  When that Choir leaped in I actually burst out laughing. That was so bad I might  have to go back for another listen!
    Posted by SlimPickensIII[/QUOTE]

      It's like a musical car accident,and it doesn't get any better towards the end of the song.It may even be a little worse if that's possible.
      I remember buying the 8-track of this album when it first came out and it just blew me away how bad it really was.But the ironic part is that the name of the album is "Sing it again Rod".Pinball Wizard is the one song that I would say "Don't sing it again Rod".
     
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    [QUOTE]Here's a link to listen to the Rod Stewart cover of Pinball Wizard.I would wait at least 20 minutes after eating to listen to it.Actually,Rod was offered the part of the Pinball Wizard in the movie version,but after consulting with Elton John (who told Rod he should stay as far away from it as possible) he passed on it.We know what happened after that. This is from the "Play it again Rod"album.    Posted by mrmojo1120[/QUOTE]




    The horror...the horror.  
     
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    [QUOTE]Speaking of covers, this is hilarious ... http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/17/cookie-monster-covers-tom-waits_n_929539.html
    Posted by LloydDobler[/QUOTE]
    Gotta love the muppets! I love their Bohemian Rhapsody cover,
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgbNymZ7vqY
     
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    Fiona Apple recorded Across the Universe for a movie soundtrack - forget which movie - wish I could forget her version as well.

    Pat Boone

     

    This was so bad.
     
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    [QUOTE]Fiona Apple recorded Across the Universe for a movie soundtrack - forget which movie - wish I could forget her version as well. Pat Boone   This was so bad.
    Posted by jesseyeric[/QUOTE]
    Was this the album Pat Boone tried to do Heavy Metal?
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Worst cover song of all time : Was this the album Pat Boone tried to do Heavy Metal?
    Posted by cavaliersfan[/QUOTE]I think it was.
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Worst cover song of all time : Was this the album Pat Boone tried to do Heavy Metal?
    Posted by cavaliersfan[/QUOTE]

    It is and it is that bad.
     
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    Pat Boone: Tutti Fruitti. Judge for yourself.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vv-LAbMbEn4at
     
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    [QUOTE]You Can't Hurry Love by Phil Collins (or anything by Phil Collins other than "In the Air Tonight")
    Posted by DirtyWaterLover[/QUOTE]

    Actually, that's one of the few Phil Collins songs that I don't mind.
     
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    I generally like Guns n' Roses, but their version of "Knocking on Heaven's Door" is just plain awful.

    Can I count Eric Clapton's unplugged version of "Layla?"

     
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    [QUOTE]I generally like Guns n' Roses, but their version of "Knocking on Heaven's Door" is just plain awful. Can I count Eric Clapton's unplugged version of "Layla?"
    Posted by LloydDobler[/QUOTE]

    I think GnR version is absolutely amazing.
     
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    [QUOTECan I count Eric Clapton's unplugged version of "Layla?"
    Posted by LloydDobler[/QUOTE]I actually liked that version better than the original, Duane Allman notwithstanding.
     
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    This could go down in history as one of the worst covers:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jj7pDNDuoJ0

    If the link don't work just look up "worst pink floyd cover" on you tube.
     
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    I don't think it was one of the worst cover songs but the Beatles version of Shout was not that good.  Aside from that, I really like most of the Beatles songs.
     

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