April 8, 2004
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What is the worst remake of a song you have ever heard...by who?

I've actually heard the legendary William Shatner cover of Rocketman. It really does deserve this honor. But as far as a horrid cover of a good song: the Sheryl Crow version of G'n'R's Sweet Child O'mine.

Alias Irrelevante

I am a horrible at these sorts of question, but any "musaque" version of anything

Felicia, 38
Lowell, MA USA

There are way too many out there. Although my current remake of disgust is "She Is So High" originally by Tal Bachman, but covered by Kurt Nilsen.

Ryan, 29
Riedlingen GERMANY

There's so many. William Shatner (Captain James T. Kirk) singing Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds is pretty high on the list, though.

Laura, 39
Lowell, MA USA

there have been so many of them. I can only think of a couple of ~good~ remakes - Jonny Cash's version of Hurt being the best of the best.

Alice, 23
Wincehster UK

When a Man Loves a Woman by Michael Bolton. Actually, ANY song by Michael Bolton.
Then there's Uncle Kracker and Kid Rock who took the classics "Drift Away" and "Feel Like Making Love" and didn't really do anything to them...in my opinion they just re-recorded them to make money for themselves. I just really do not like remakes at all. Leave well enough alone!

Tam

That would be 'Behind Blue Eyes' by Limp Bisquit, which is a cover of the Who classic. It was definitely a limp cover. Awful, awful, awful...

Frodo, 32
The Shire

Back in the 60s, a woman named Mrs. Miller did a remake of "These Boots Are Made For Walking". I was horrified when I heard it. It was very popular because it was so terrible, but I couldn't listen to any of her stuff. I was in the high school chorus, working very hard to sing on key and on tempo, and it offended me that something so bad was played on the air. (I didn't have much of a sense of humor then, either.)

Cathie, 54
Novi, MI USA

"Sweet Dreams" by Marilyn Manson comes to mind.

Karen, 23
Ames, IA USA

I can't cite specifics, but a number of people have done dreadful things to "The Star Spangled Banner" in an attempt to replace patriotism with individuality.

Jill, 61
Saylorsburg, PA USA

Easily it's Jessica Simpson's "Take my Breath Away" ick

Diana, 22
Joplin, MO USA

Yesterday / Tomorrow