I love a good cover. I also despise a bad cover. A Total Guitar magazine survey has named the best and worst covers of all time, and Celine Dion's cover of the AC/DC track "You Shook Me All Night Long" finished at the bottom of the heap as the worst of the worst.
Here are their worst five:
- Celine Dion - You Shook Me All Night Long
- Sugababes and Girls Aloud - Walk This Way
- Westlife - More Than Words
- Will Young - Light My Fire
- The Mike Flowers Pops - Wonderwall
Here are their best five:
- Jimi Hendrix - All Along the Watchtower
- The Beatles - Twist and Shout
- Guns N' Roses - Live and Let Die
- Nirvana - The Man Who Sold the World
- Muse - Feeling Good
In defense of The Mike Flowers Pops, I think we know it was a tongue in cheek cover and a pretty damn good one at that. It shouldn't be on this list. And in Celine Dion's defense, she had the wisdom not to release the song as a single. She performed it once at a Las Vegas concert six years ago.
How bad was it? Hear for yourself. Sacrebleu!