Bad covers

In keeping my (temporary), retreat from medical blogging for the weekend, I thought you might enjoy as much as I did this list of the 100 Worst Cover Songs.

I do have a few objections, though. For one thing, I kind of like Marilyn Manson’s cover of Personal Jesus, which clocks in at #90. I don’t know why; I just do. It’s also just a travesty that the Lemonheads’ cover of Mrs. Robinson and Ugly Kid Joe’s cover of Cat’s in the Cradle are on the list. And how on earth could they put William Shatner’s cover or Rocket Man on the list? It was sheer genius! Just look:

I know I’ve posted this before, but the Shat rules!

But the stupidest part of this list is the #1, for two reasons: (1) if you redo a song that you’ve done before, it’s a remake, not a cover and (2) it’s a perfectly fine (albeit different) version of the song.

Besides, they left out the disco version of Led Zeppelin’s Stairway to Heaven that briefly befouled the airwaves in the late 1970’s at the height of the disco era. Unfortunately (well, maybe not), I don’t remember the name of the band.