Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Cover Songs

Finally, the world's worst cover song has been decided. Shockingly, it wasn't Taco's version of "Puttin' on the Ritz" (which in my opinion is the worst song ever recorded, period), but rather Celine Dion and Anastacia's God-awful take on "You Shook Me All Night Long".

In the spirit of the occasion, here are some great modern covers worth looking into:

Then there's the greatest cover of all-time... Hendrix's take on "All Along the Watchtower"

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Sigur Rós and Coldplay reviews coming soon.

4 comments:

Pelk said...

Joe Cocker has had his share of sweet covers.

Erik said...

Yeah, I just tried to focus on recent ones.

I always hated Cocker's version of "She Came in Through the Bathroom Window" admittedly, but "With a Little Help From My Friends" is one of the best Beatles covers ever.

matt said...

dude, i was at a dance competition and there was a lyrical dance to a celine dion-ish cover of "pour some sugar on me." terrible

Erik said...

Matt, my deepest condolences. No one should be subjected to that kind of abuse without at least fair warning.