retroCrush has put together a very funny and good list of really bad cover songs. Some of the songs on the list I actually like I don't mind Lisa Marie Presley's version of "Dirty Laundry", I like the Dixie Chicks' version of "Landslide" better then the Smashing Pumpkins, I like the Lemmonheads' version of "Mrs. Robinson", I think it's kinda rockin' and I like Save Ferris' version of "Common' Eilene", I always thought that girl from Save Ferris Monique, had a better voice then Gwen Steffani.
But the rest of the list is pretty spot on and the comments are very funny! A few of the songs on the list include Puffy/P. Diddy's version of "Kashmir" by Led Zeppelin. I loathe P. Diddy or Puff Daddy or what ever his name is right now, he is such an obnoxious prick! But I remember when P. Doofy's version of the song came out and I remember seeing an interview with him and Jimmy Page and Jimmy Page said in this interview that he liked what P. Doofy did with the song. I sat there and I thought to myself wow P. Doofy must have driven the Brinks truck up to Jimmy Page's door for him to agree to be in the video for this travesty of a cover and he must have given him another fifty grand to actually say that he liked what P. Doofy did!! I also remember around the time P. Doofy's version of the song came out SNL did a parody on P. Doofy's "musical" talents. Tim Meadows played P. Doofy and he was supposed to be giving MTV an exclusive scoop on his new song and it was an Aerosmith song and every once in a while the music would stop and you'd hear Tim Meadows as P. Doofy go "Yeah Yeah Boooyzz, give it up for Biggie"! I guess the lesson of P. Doofy covering "Kashmir" for all you musicians out there is don't squander your royalty money on gak, 14 year groupies and trying to become Alistar Crowley or else twenty five years later you wind up in a video with a third rate shitty rapper who is doing a shitty cover of one of your songs!
Another song on the list is DJ Sammy's techno/dance version of the song "Heaven" by Bryan Adams. When I hear that song I'm reminded of Woodside Queens and the Irish Pubs out there! For all of you not in the know Woodside is pretty much Little Dublin, it has a HUGE Irish (off the boat) population and the pubs out there are hardcore Irish Pubs. My friend Sophia used to live out there and when we would go out to this one pub Sean Ogs, they would always play this song!! And there was a techno/dance cover of "Go Your Own Way" by Fleetwood Mac sung by some girl who sounded like she sucked in too much helium that they used to play all the time at Sean Ogs!!
Also on the list is Motley Crew's cover of the Sex Pistols "Anarchy in the UK". Vince Neil's attempt at singing with a British accent is really laughable as is the notion that a LA glam hair metal band is covering a punk song which pretty much is a protest song against working class life in 1970's England. I remember seeing the video of the Crew version of this song on MTV when I was about 11 before I discovered punk and I remember thinking even back then how lame their version of the song was!
You can send your suggestions into retroCrush, I suggested Hillary Duff's version of "My Generation". All I can say is why does she cover the ultimate song of teen rebellion and what does she and all her all her 13 year old fans have to rebel against?? Wearing one white sock and one blue sock to school?? Refusing to brush your giant horse teeth before bed?? Or saying the word poop in front of the guy from Good Charlotte?? I haven't heard it I only read that she was doing it in her concerts, I'm curious to know if she sings the line "I hope I die before I get old"??! Or if she has changed it to "I hope Mom let's me go to the mall"??! And does she do a tap dance during the bass solo??
Here is the link for the list, it will make you think and give you a chuckle at the same time!