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post Nov 14 2014, 04:41 PM
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Can we keep this free of the inevitable reality TV pop star winner's song or even the multitude of covers on their debut albums?

Proper, non-desperate artists who didn't have to sully their reputation with a dreaded cover version.

Alternatively, "humourous" cross-genre-mutilation that just didn't work.

Madonna - American Pie
The Corrs - Everybody Hurts


for two....


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post Nov 14 2014, 04:43 PM
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QUOTE(AntoineTTe @ Nov 14 2014, 04:41 PM) *
Can we keep this free of the inevitable reality TV pop star winner's song


No, because nothing will ever be worse than Alexandra Burke's crucifixion of 'Hallelujah'.
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post Nov 14 2014, 04:45 PM
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QUOTE({ bré } @ Nov 14 2014, 04:43 PM) *
No, because nothing will ever be worse than Alexandra Burke's crucifixion of 'Hallelujah'.



Fair point.
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post Nov 14 2014, 04:46 PM
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QUOTE(AntoineTTe @ Nov 14 2014, 04:41 PM) *
Madonna - American Pie

Actually one of my favourite Madonna songs. kink.gif I prefer it to the original (that version just leaves a bad taste in my mouth; I think I was ill when I was younger and heard this so I've unconsciously associated the two). Obviously I can appreciate the original has a strong message and is a classic, and I can see why.

I also love the Girls Aloud vs. Sugababes version of 'Walk This Way' (and GA's version of 'I Think We're Alone Now') despite them being pretty hated, even among fans of said groups.
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post Nov 14 2014, 05:07 PM
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Nothing will ever be worse than Leona Lewis' cover of Hurt (though Hallelujah runs it close), I will continue to post about this every time one of these threads come up as it truly is that bad.

Non XF wise, Celine Dion's All By Myself & Mariah Carey's I Want to Know What Love Is suck out all the emotion of the originals by awful oversinging.


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post Nov 14 2014, 05:10 PM
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One Direction's 'One Way Or Another (Teenage Kicks)' is up there with the worst as well, I realise that is another XF one but I'm kind of struggling to think of any truly offensive covers that aren't!

I suppose I can fall back on Birdy's 'Skinny Love' which I mention every time there's a thread like this, it's not really a bad version per se but it just turns a very good song into a cure for insomnia and it's extra irritating that it's so much more popular than the original.
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post Nov 14 2014, 05:13 PM
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I'd say "You Shook Me All Night Long" is the far worse Celine Dion cover.

Also, I know it's not *technically* a cover but Black Eyed Peas' 'The Time (Dirty Bit)' makes me pray for imminent deafness.
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James Arthur- Impossible

The 2nd or even worst song I have ever heard
The original is a masterpiece though wub.gif
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post Nov 14 2014, 06:34 PM
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QUOTE({ bré } @ Nov 14 2014, 05:10 PM) *
I suppose I can fall back on Birdy's 'Skinny Love' which I mention every time there's a thread like this, it's not really a bad version per se but it just turns a very good song into a cure for insomnia and it's extra irritating that it's so much more popular than the original.

Ugh yes, any covers by Birdy are the worst offenders!
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post Nov 14 2014, 06:41 PM
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Lily Allen's 'Somewhere Only We Know' from recent times is a must, utterly painful. Plus she really should not attempt to actually sing.

Sugababes - Girls (I know it's only partly a cover, but it must be mentioned)
Britney Spears - I Love Rock 'n' Roll
Jessica Simpson - Take My Breath Away (and 'Angels' too of course)

and just to show I'm not a biased loon...

Kylie Minogue - Celebration tongue.gif

I'm sure I can come up with more when I put my thinking cap on.

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post Nov 14 2014, 06:42 PM
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Jessica's version of Angels is better than Robbie's sleep.gif

Beyonce brutally murdered You Oughta Know.
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post Nov 14 2014, 06:44 PM
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OH OH

Steps - Better The Devil You Know

DEMONIC! pirate.gif
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All Saints - Under The Bridge

Bordering on criminal.
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post Nov 14 2014, 07:09 PM
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am I the only person who actually prefers James Arthur's Impossible to the original then?

also Alex Burke's Hallelujah is better than the original, but not better than Jeff Buckley's cover version.
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post Nov 14 2014, 07:11 PM
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QUOTE(mr_aly @ Nov 14 2014, 06:41 PM) *
Jessica Simpson - Take My Breath Away (and 'Angels' too of course)

Don't forget 'These Boots Are Made for Walking'!
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QUOTE(liamk97 @ Nov 14 2014, 07:11 PM) *
Don't forget 'These Boots Are Made for Walking'!


I did until you reminded me. Thanks a lot! drama.gif
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post Nov 14 2014, 07:16 PM
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Sometimes it's best just to say NO.


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post Nov 14 2014, 08:09 PM
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Still wait how many covers, which I like will be mentioned here. cry.gif

Predict : minimum 40-50 songs, if thread will have 25-30 pages.
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post Nov 14 2014, 08:15 PM
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Celine Dion should never have covered Heart's 'Alone' either sleep.gif
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