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Happy Music Monday! Remember when Scott asked for your favorite Beatles covers once upon a time? Well, now Scott's asking for the worst. He's picked five horrid Beatles covers and expects you to do the same. Don't cross him. He's nuts.

Telly Savalas - Something


Best known as a guy who played a tough detective, Telly's side career was hyping a gambler's credit card. His cover is sort of like hearing your cool uncle doing karaoke at your sister's wedding. It's not the worst thing ever, but you wouldn't expect someone to run in with a recording contract. AND YET

It's only gonna plummet from here. See you after the jump!

Samantha Fox - I Should Have Known Better


Samantha Fox was originally known for two things, and cover songs weren't really on that list. And yes, this version of "I Should Have Known Better" is pretty horrible. But it was done for charity with specific constraints from the producer so I can't really hate on Samantha Fox the person. Clearly, she was just doing something nice for those in need, and that's laudable! Even if the song itself is a disaster.

The Wailers - And I Love Her


I'm usually the first one to defend reggae covers but there's something about this one that just troubles me. Maybe it's the "oh is it last call already" feel to the whole production. Obviously the fellas would go on to change music, and one of them would change the whole world, but this is not the song they'd do it with.

Frank Zappa - Texas Hotel Medley NSFW for content


As a parody of current political events, this sarcastic slam on Jimmy Swaggart, then-recently caught with a prostitute, is pretty funny. As a song, it's just as sarcastic. Of course everyone involved is super-talented and they probably learned the whole thing in less than a night, but you can kinda feel the insults in the music itself, and that's not what a Beatles song really needs. Too much John and not enough Paul throws the whole thing off, you know?

Me First and the Gimme Gimmes - Strawberry Fields Forever


This one speaks for itself, I think. Just hit play and see when you get bored. Oh, sorry, "scared away by how edgy it is!" Sometimes I mix those two up. One bonus point: it's a real bar mitzvah. Even I'm not cynical enough to hate on that part.

Let the hate flow, people. Post your most-hated Beatles covers in the comments. Let us also just remind you: some images come from the corresponding Wikipedia page and are here under fair use. See you next week.


quality posts: 2 Private Messages ChartBoy

Perhaps Shatner's Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds is so bad, it's good again?


quality posts: 3 Private Messages fzeppelin

This doesn't really fall into the category of "bad covers", well maybe the cover of the album might fall into the "bad taste" category for some, this being a parody of the Beatles "butcher block" LP cover.

I must admit, I do enjoy the covers of all of the Beatles songs on this release.


quality posts: 15 Private Messages dougall

Jim Carrey is the walrus.

Chris Seivey comes together as Frank Sidebottom

yay madchester... stone roses - so much to answer for.

and just... well.. ya know.


quality posts: 15 Private Messages dougall



quality posts: 8 Private Messages njack26

Mrs. Miller covered Yellow Submarine and Hard Day's Night. She was quite a story and quite a..... singer?

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quality posts: 122 Private Messages miken927

I actually think this a great version, but I don't think purists will...

Lonely People -- Eleanor Rigby

I Bet on Sky


quality posts: 60 Private Messages strawhousepig

What the?? This didn't make it into the RSS feed again. Dammit...

Oh well. Hey that Mrs. Miller tune is delicious! And the OP is batting .500 in my book.

Anyway. Brrrrrrrt stick 'em! Fat Boys - Baby, You're a Rich Man (disorderlies) HD - YouTube Not very faithful, so...

Although personally I enjoy it immensely I gather that opinion is not universal. Coffin Break - We Can Work It Out - YouTube


quality posts: 97 Private Messages daveinwarshington

Thank You! These were all so incredibly bad!
How to rate my worst-favorites...
#1-Sean Connery
#1-William Shatner
#1-Telly Savalas
#1-Gimme Gimmes
#1-Frank Sidebottom

Yes, there's more than one #1.
They are equally bad, I didn't make it more than half-way through them.
The rest were just plain bad (Carrey was kinda funny)