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Celine Dion tops poll for world’s worst cover version

June 23, 2008

celine.jpgCeline Dion has come top of a magazine poll on the world’s worst cover versions. Total Guitar magazine said the Canadian singer’s rendition of  AC/DC classic  “You Shook Me All Night Long” put her in the No. 1 slot of the list published in its July issue.

Dion never released the song as a single but performed what the magazine called the “offence” against music at a Las Vegas concert six years ago in a duet with Anastacia.

In second place was a Sugababes and Girls Aloud version of “Walk This Way” which was a huge hit for Aerosmith and rappers Run DMC. Third was Westlife’s version of Extreme’s “More Than Words.”

Will Young’s cover of The Doors’ ”Light My Fire” came fourth, while The Mike Flowers Pops’ reworking of “Wonderwall” by Oasis was ranked fifth.

Jimi Hendrix’s cover version of the Bob Dylan song “All Along the Watchtower” came top of the contrasting list of most successful cover versions. This was followed by The Beatles’ “Twist and Shout” which was first recorded by The Top Notes.

Guns N’ Roses version of the Wings’ song “Live and Let Die”, Nirvana’s “The Man Who Sold the World” that was first sung by David Bowie, and Muse’s “Feeling Good” were also featured in the top five.


I’ve seen this video , all these ACDC fans without a sense of humour, it was just a fun one off cover version
for the Divas concert. I’m not a big fan of Celine Dion
and I love Rock music and I thought it was a ok fun version. I think the ACDC fanatics are a being a bit over sensitive.

Posted by Tasha | Report as abusive

This is no way the worst cover version. I am a big AC/DC fan and did not take offence to this fun version. Some of the vicious comments on youtube about this are way over the top and out of order and ( AC/DC ‘fans’?) seriously need to get a grip. Is this just another excuse to attack a very talented singer & entertainer like Celine Dion ? After all she is the biggest female selling artist of all time.

Posted by Davey | Report as abusive

All Saints’ murdering of the Red Hot Chilli Peppers’ Under The Bridge is nothing compared to my sister and niece singing along to it!

Posted by bek | Report as abusive

If you wanna hear a very bad cover version,you should hear “When You Believe”(Mariah Carey & Whitney Houston) by UK X Factor 2007 Winner, leon Jackson. You won’t belive your ears

Posted by Ioannis Poulios | Report as abusive

Although it’s pretty bad, it doesn’t even come close to the absolute worst. That (dis)honor goes to Mariah Carey covering Def Leppard’s “Bringin’ On The Heartbreak”.

Celine Dion came off like she was trying to be the “cool mom” type. Mariah Carey’s cover was the musical equivalent of the seventh circle of hell.

Posted by SCTF | Report as abusive

This is ridiculous!!
Celine Dion’s version was more about fun and just being cool. Why these people take so much offense, I do not know. They should be honored that the Queen of Vocals even sang that song. Celine gives so much of her self to entertain people, more than any other singer I have ever known. I do not know why does people be so mean to her. She is the greatest singer ever to walk the earth. She is the Ultimate Diva, respect her!

Posted by kyle | Report as abusive

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