Most boring cover versions?

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    Not that it was a great tune in the first place, but Captain & Tenille's cover of Muskrat Love was the very definition of meh.

    The Carpenters were mentioned earlier - their cover of Ticket To Ride = yawn.
     
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    Michael Bolton, When a Man Loves a Woman. I would rather gargle with pig vomit than listen to that.
     
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    This is a hideous version of this song

     
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    This pig vomit you speak of, where does one get that? Michael Bolton has a lot of videos.
     
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    I probably shouldn't have posted that. I mean no disrespect to Michael Bolton fans. I just can't listen to his voice. But that cover annoys me particularly.
     
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    Easy: Metallica, "Turn The Page".
     
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    ...or Loverman from the same album. I lol'd.
     
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    The Johnny Cash version of U2's "One" was pretty lame.

    Then there's the DEVO version of "Satisfaction": boring, talentless, awful on every level.
     
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    That ones got a real spinal tap feel to it.
     
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    I don't know if this is boring, bad, or just weird.



    Hat tip to @Jakedog
     
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    That was pretty disgusting. Can I flag this?

    ;)
     
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    At the risk of being condemned by the whole Woodstock generation, I'm going to say for me it's Joe Cocker's cover of "With a Little Help from My Friends." I love the Beatles version. I just don't get it and never will.

    Btw, I kind of like that country cover of jump. I'll take that over another modern country hit about drinking, Chevy trucks, roads and jeans.
     
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    Remember the Bay City Rollers? They don't seem to get much love around here.

    They did a cover of the Dusty Springfield classic "I Only Wanna Be With You" that was pretty lame.

    They also did an equally lame cover of the Raspberries' standard "Let's Pretend."
     
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    I’m still not bored by these:
    I think each of those bands took a song and ‘made it their own’ as they say. Not necessarily good (though I do especially enjoy the SY Carpenters cover - they enjoyed playing with the contrast between their own image and the Carpenters’ over the years) but there is some inspiration there.

    On the other hand... I think the Beatles’ version of Roll Over Beethoven is pretty stale, flat and uninspired (especially when you contrast it to their Please Mr Postman just before, which is a blast).
     
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    Well I was only four when Woodstock happened but whether you prefer the original or not, I'm not sure how Joe Cocker's version could be described as "boring". He took a Beatles song and completely reworked it, updated it in a soul-rock style, delivering a stunning vocal performance.
     
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    This takes some beating for sheer surreality;

     
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    Britney Spears version of " I Love Rock'n-Roll" is terrible compared to Joan Jett's.
    I remember trying to play the Spears version as that's what the two female singers wanted. She, Spears, plays it to a different rhythm. Horrible.
     
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    Clapton's Unplugged does nothing for me overall, although there's an interview with CF Martin that says it's the album that saved their business so I guess somebody liked it.

    On the day of Di's funeral we were going on holiday ( Mrs Baby and our youngest who was just a baby then) and had a long motorway journey to South Wales. We were almost the only people on the roads, it was like a scene from a zombie apocalypse film. We stopped at a motorway service station, normally there would be dozens of cars parked up but there were only a handful. As I walked across the car park I could hear Candle in the Wind ( English Rose)coming out of each car and then from the radio in the shop. I think that's the most I've ever listened to it.
     
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