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The Best and Worst Cover Songs of All-Time [20 VIDEOS]


Sniff sniff. What smells like a cheap knock-off of teen spirit? NME has the answer.  A few months back they released the results of a poll, which asked readers to vote for the best and worst cover songs of all-time.  No one knows why some artists attempt to cover songs that make our ears hurt. Then there are covers that have us feeling good. Either way, here are the 10 best and worst cover songs of all-time.

#1 Muse – “Feeling Good’

#2 The Beatles – ‘Twist & Shout’

#3 Johnny Cash – ‘Hurt’

#4 Jimi Hendrix – ‘Hey Joe’

#5 Nirvana – ‘Where Did You Sleep Last Night’

#6 The Clash – ‘I Fought The Law’

#7 Jeff Buckley – ‘Hallelujah’

#8 Jimi Hendrix – ‘All Along The Watchtower’

#9 Marvin Gaye – ‘I Heard It Through The Grapevine’

#10 The White Stripes – ‘I Just Don’t Know What To Do With Myself’


#1 Britney Spears – ‘I Love Rock ‘N’ Roll’

#2 Ronan Keating – ‘Fairytale of New York’


#3 Celine Dion – ‘You Shook Me All Night Long’

#4 Take That – ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’

#5 M People – ‘Itchycoo Park’

#6 Robbie Williams – ‘Song 2’

#7 Will Young – ‘Light My Fire’

#8 Madonna – ‘American Pie’

#9 Limp Bizkit – ‘Faith’

#10 Mark Ronson – ‘No One Knows’

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