william shatner rocket man 10 Worst Cover Songs of All Time

There aren’t many original ideas left in music these days.  Every time you turn around, there’s a new remake released!  Readers of Rolling Stone magazine ranked the Top 10 WORST covers of all time. Many are covers of song we play on 94.5 KOOL-FM everyday!  If you’re a glutton for punishment, treat your ears to all ten – along with the original versions for comparison.  Then, leave a comment.  Let me know if you thought of any more.

#10: “Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds” – [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]William Shatner[/lastfm]

Get the [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Beatles[/lastfm] version on the next page.

#9: “These Boots Are Made For Walkin'” – [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Jessica Simpson[/lastfm]

Get the [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Nancy Sinatra[/lastfm] version on the next page.

#8: “Imagine” – [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Avril Lavigne[/lastfm]

Get the [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]John Lennon[/lastfm] version on the next page.

#7: “I Love Rock And Roll” – [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Britney Spears[/lastfm]

Get the [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Joan Jett[/lastfm] version on the next page.

#6: “Smooth Criminal” – [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Alien Ant Farm[/lastfm]

Get the [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Michael Jackson[/lastfm] version on the next page.

#5: “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” – [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Britney Spears[/lastfm]…again!

Get the [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Rolling Stones[/lastfm] version on the next page.

#4: “Sweet Child O’ Mine” – [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Sheryl Crow[/lastfm]

Get the [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Guns ‘N’ Roses[/lastfm] version on the next page.

#3: “American Pie” – [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Madonna[/lastfm]

Get the [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Don McLean[/lastfm] version on the next page.

#2: “Behind Blue Eyes” – [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Limp Bizkit[/lastfm]

Get [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]The Who[/lastfm]’s version on the next page.

#1: “Smells Like Teen Spirit” – [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Miley Cyrus[/lastfm]

Get the [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Nirvana[/lastfm] version on the next page.


  1. PeteT says:

    Are you kidding? The Alien Ant Farm version of Smooth Criminal is actually better than MJ’s sterile version. I’d say AAF’s version stomps Jacko’s version like a grape! This song is an excellent rocker, and AAF nails it perfectly.

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