Worst Cover Song Of All Time Announced

A poll by Rolling Stone has discovered the worst cover song of all time. It's a Nirvana song, but who is singing it? Find out here.

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There's been some truly awful and inappropriate cover songs throughout modern musical history, but there's one in particular which really grates on rock fans. A poll by Rolling Stone chose Miley Cyrus and her cover of Nirvana's 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' as the worst cover of all time. Miley was slammed by Nirvana fans for attempting the song on a tour in April. Speaking about Nirvana as an introduction to the performance, Miley said: "Without them, I wouldn't be here. They're the ones who gave me the strength and courage to do this, and I hope that I can be that person for you guys. More than anything else in the world I want you guys to follow your dreams, because it's the only way to make life worth living, I promise you that." The album 'Nevermind' was released one year before Miley was born. She proceeds to butcher the song with her country drawl like a broken auto-tune unit, and tries headbanging and jumping to fit in with the song. But props to the band, who can certainly play with attitude - Miley can certainly afford good musicians. Watch a video of the performance in the player below, and if you can think of a worse cover song, share a link in the comments so we can round them up for a future post.

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    Gradyogle
    What gives them the right to think they can judge people? All that magazine does is fill its readers heads with prejudice and elitism. Live and let live. There's no need for any type of alienation.
    Jesus_Dean
    Gradyogle wrote: What gives them the right to think they can judge people? All that magazine does is fill its readers heads with prejudice and elitism. Live and let live. There's no need for any type of alienation.
    Yeah, pretty much. Judging from the crowd reaction, I guess she pleased the crowd and that's what you're supposed to do if someone pays the outrageous ticket prices. But Adam Lambert covering Metallica was just going too far...
    Gyoung1991
    Gradyogle wrote: What gives them the right to think they can judge people? All that magazine does is fill its readers heads with prejudice and elitism. Live and let live. There's no need for any type of alienation.
    Ya, that Magazine sucks
    bustapr
    this is not the worst cover weve seen. I mean its almost good, just people are really biased. Ive seen far worse official covers.
    Nashag
    This is just silly. I wonder how many of those who voted actually listened to the cover, instead of just being annoyed that a contemporary pop star would dare cover a song from their precious rock canon. Also, Limp Bizkit's "Behind Blue Eyes" is definitely worse.
    Zeletros
    I don't really care for this. I just can't believe how biased this website is.
    Supersonic1
    Get your shit together Rolling Stone, Hilary Duff did a cover of "My Generation".
    Dempsey68
    so many songs i can imagine were on this list, i'd also put nirvanas cover of seasons in the sun up there tbh
    Rick_Diculous
    Horrible? Yes. Worst all time? Nope. I'm sorry but Limpbizkit's "Behind Blue Eyes" is the worst. I know this thread will turn into mindless debating but taking out the middle section of what is widely considered a classic song and spelling out your band name instead deserves a lot of votes for worst ever.
    Krieger91
    That's ridiculous..only because it's her. Not saying it's good..but it's not the worst. Under the Bridge done by the All Saints is the worst. Terrible execution. (imo)
    Pudel
    Nashag wrote: This is just silly. I wonder how many of those who voted actually listened to the cover, instead of just being annoyed that a contemporary pop star would dare cover a song from their precious rock canon. Also, Limp Bizkit's "Behind Blue Eyes" is definitely worse.
    This. As far as my Nirvana hatred goes, and as I'm sick of this song, I must say, that this cover is quite decent. Didn't watch the video though, I only listened. I don't know, if it's been autotuned or not, but she hits the notes, her voice isn't too disturbing. Not awesome, but not terrible, and definitely not the worst
    thePTOD
    XtractionProces wrote: rafey wrote: Jay-Z covering Wonderwall, anyone? Butchering an already shit song shouldn't count
    Then I guess this cover doesn't count. Kidding. Or am I.
    Filipus
    She was seriously trying to headbang? This was one of the funniest youtube movies of the month.
    slipknotnskullz
    I started watching it expecting it to be decent and only chosen because "its Miley herp derp", But god damn that truly is freaking terrible. But I have seen MUCH worse.
    Rapture11
    JacksonRhoads wrote: .....avenged sevenfolds walk is horrible
    im a diehard a7x fan and even i agree with that
    Sign of War
    i'd like to vote for P-Diddy's killer blow to Kashmir, although not a propper cover cause he raps (badly) over the top, still awful.
    ColdbringeR
    Listen to Ill Nino's rendition of Bullet With Butterfly Wings on youtube. It's another painfully bad cover.
    lubura
    Always hated covers. In 90% all them suck! I give the biggest hat off for metallica's turn the page
    Ibeanez
    kmilongo wrote:
    This is worse IMO.
    I'm seeing a trend. Girls with high voices should put the song in a key they can handle or don't bother.
    sickassfoo
    what the hell does rollingstone magazine know they say that kurt cobain is a better guitar player than ediie van halen and randy rhoads, i dont like miley that much but i think nothing from them should be taken that serious
    Ibeanez
    metalhed0294 wrote: What about every death metal cover of a non death metal song?
    You definitely have a point. I've just been watching some of the clips mentioned on this thread. I would honestly say that Jay-Z doing Wonderwall is the worst, because he's a tone-deaf, talentless idiot, but he was obviously messing around. Having said that, the worst one where the 'artist' seemed to be actually giving it an honest shot looked to be Snoop Dogg doing Sad But True. Dishonorable mention to any cover Adam Lambert has done.
    Underjoggle
    metalhed0294 wrote: What about every death metal cover of a non death metal song?
    this
    dylanfg
    Radz117 wrote: AnnihilationUK wrote: she'd get it. No she wouldn't. Unless of course you mean she'd get a bullet in the head.
    bit extreme
    RukiaTH
    I must the only one who actually enjoyed the Limp Bizkit covers of Sanitarium and Behind Blue Eyes. Sanitarium was well adapted to LB's own style, which I like out of a cover and without LB's cover of Behind Blue Eyes, I would have never known the original.
    theblackwell
    martinbg wrote: Man, you should hear my band cover that song. We will take number 1 for sure! xD
    You proud of butchering a song?
    Artifact25
    I was listening to KUPD here in Phoenix the other week, and they played a cover of a song from Pantera, Forgive me for I cannot remember the song for the life of me. But the artist that covered the song, kid you I not, was Justin Beiber. I think he takes the cake for the worst cover ever.
    DimebagPonche
    Gradyogle wrote: What gives them the right to think they can judge people? All that magazine does is fill its readers heads with prejudice and elitism. Live and let live. There's no need for any type of alienation.
    Its just awful to listen that this shitty mainstream singer is singing this song, but you are right, live and let live
    dynastywest69
    This is torture to my ears. What a mockery of Nirvana's song. + she would not get it. She bare rough.
    rkk94
    WHAT THE HELL WAS THAT? kiss imik b ayre, ans thats Lebanese for "I didnt like this cover". Miley, **** you.
    megadeth52
    Madonna covering pantera was awful but i dont remember what song it was (thank god) but no one on here is saying really any rock bands are doing any horrible covers just apparently rappers and pop stars but every bullet for my valentine cover ive ever heard was awful and there supposed to be "metal" even though they cry themselves to sleep while cuttin their wrists
    GasPipe
    dalejandro88 wrote: Nirvana's cover version of Killing Joke's Eighties is the worst... oh wait
    Hahahaha oh no you didn't!!
    gardenofgibson
    JacksonRhoads wrote: .....avenged sevenfolds walk is horrible
    hmmm then the pantera version must god awful then. >:\
    Bananafish003
    FlamingForce wrote: Atleast her voice sounds better then Kurt Cocaine's.
    Yeah, dude, technical skill is what it's all about! Bob Dylan and Neil Young suck, too! I mean, who wants a voice that people can actually recognize?