The worst pop cover versions ever?

2011-05-03 16:17
Occasionally, pop artists attempt claim a part of rock n' roll history for themselves by covering a classic track. But most times, the endeavour goes horribly wrong.

Take Britney Spears, who has on at least two occasions courted the apocalypse with her own versions of the Stones' "Satisfaction" and Joan Jett and the Black Hearts' "I Love Rock N' Roll" (Capital N required).

Madonna weighed in with a mass-murdering take on Don McClean's "American Pie", making us all wonder if the music really had died. Or maybe it was just the cat.

Still, the worst of them all for me was a nails-on-blackboard version of AC/DC's "You Shook Me All Night Long" by Celine Dion and Anastasia. And that's taking into account Dion's version of Cyndi Lauper's "I Drove All Night".

Seriously, of all the crimes perpetrated upon humanity in the 20th century, listening to either of those say the line "he was a fast machine/he kept his motor clean" is by far the worst... even worse than this:

But what were your moments of pop cover madness? Go on, share.

When pop artists get cynical, they also get really, really bad. publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

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