Tuesday, January 6, 2015

The Nine Most Unsettling Cover Songs Ever

Posted By on Tue, Jan 6, 2015 at 6:33 AM

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Kid Rock feels like makin' love.
By Gina Tron

Whenever an artist covers a song he or she takes a risk, particularly if it's a classic or at least already burned into everyone's minds a certain way. Some covers don't feel right because they get mangled, other times it's uncomfortable because a song about love is morphed into something less meaningful. Here are nine cover songs we found funny, strange and unexpected. Some of them aren't necessarily bad, just kind of...uncomfortable.

9. Kid Rock Covers Bad Company's "Feel Like Makin' Love"

In 1975 Bad Company released "Feel Like Makin' Love," and it became an iconic hard-rock song, despite its hints of country.

One artist who prides himself on being both rock and country is Kid Rock, who in 2003 remade the song. The country parts are a little more country, and the screaming parts are a bit more dramatic than the original.

8. Smash Mouth Covers The Monkee's "I'm a Believer"

Technically, "I'm a Believer" is a Neil Diamond song, but the Monkees made it famous in 1967. In 2001, Smash Mouth managed to mangle the cover when the band remade the song and it was used in the film Shrek.

7. Hilary Duff covers The Who's "My Generation"

"My Generation" was a 1965 hit by the Who. It's in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll, and it is also in the Grammy Hall of Fame for "historical, artistic and significant" value.

Rumor has it that Hilary Duff covered this song in 2004 because her manager was a fan of the Who. Maybe it was his idea to change the lyric from "I hope I die before I get old" to "I hope I don't die before I get old." The song is squeaky clean and exactly what you would expect a Disney starlet cover to be.

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