Bad cover versions

  Kate B 23:29 14 Feb 2007
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I'm not someone who routinely writes off cover versions - they can be great. But my ears are bleeding as I listen to Take That's cover of an already pretty bad song, "Total Eclipse of the Heart", a Big-Hair-Ballad originally done by Bonnie Tyler in the 1980s.

It's probably the worst cover I've ever heard, possibly even worse than Ronan Keating's cover of the sublime "Iris".

What's the worst cover in your opinion? And the best?

  alB 23:31 14 Feb 2007

The scissor Sisters making a mess of Pink Floyds' Comfortably Numb

  Kate B 23:31 14 Feb 2007

I did Take That a disservice: the cover is by Westlife. It's still dire.

  Kate B 23:31 14 Feb 2007

Oh, I liked that one, alB! Clever and witty, I thought.

  Blackhat 23:32 14 Feb 2007

Best cover has to be Joe Cocker cover of the Beatles "With a little help from my friends".

  wolfie3000 23:34 14 Feb 2007

Heres the original.

click here

And heres the god awefull cover (played on cellos of all things)

click here

  alB 23:34 14 Feb 2007

Rolf Harris wrecking Stairway to Heaven...(bangs head on desk) !! ...alB

  Kev.Ifty 23:35 14 Feb 2007

Girls aloud and sugababes' version of Run DMC's Walk This Way....

If it wasn't a charity record I'd cry.

  Blackhat 23:37 14 Feb 2007

So bad I can't remember which boy band did it but the original was Father & Son by cat stevens.

  anskyber 23:37 14 Feb 2007

I think I need a new forum.

  chocolate cake 23:40 14 Feb 2007

Kev.Ifty
I've been trying to think of that one. Heard it on the way home from work the other day and had to switch the radio off in despair. Simply awful!

Who is the charity? My money is on the singers.

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