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GEORGE MICHAEL’S TRUE FAITH AND OTHER SHIT COVER VERSIONS

George Michael’s latest catastrophe accompanied by a host of other cover versions that are unbelievably dire.

In honour of the extremely poor reception for George Michael’s comeback single, a cover of the New Order classic True Faith which has been described as being both “frankly woeful” and “George’s biggest flop in 20 years”  – as well as being criticised for it’s heavy autotune use – I’ve taken a look at three more examples of taking a song and butchering it beyond belief.

This is what a song looks like once any current or former Sugababe has been anywhere near it.

TRUE FAITH- GEORGE MICHAEL

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eF4hEhAcSCw

So here it is; how does George Michael recover his reputation following a string of ganja related misdemeanours that left him looking like an even bigger twat than when he introduced a police officer to ‘Little George’? Not by releasing this spaced out shit that’s for sure. Also loses points fot the True Faith/ Faith pun. Better knock it up a notch soon George or your last big hit will always be that branch of Snappy Snaps.

Wham! Brilliant.

SONG 2- ROBBIE WILLIAMS

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rMVraTfjxy0

Remember when Robbie Williams tried developing a rock star image that just made him look even more like a fat old man? The effects of too many late nights spent taking cocaine and feuding with the Gallaghers are clearly visible here as Robbie jumps about gurning like a randy chimp watching a Motley Crüe video. Everything about this cover version is terrible, from the half hearted ‘woo-hoo’ing to the way Robbie clearly stops giving a shit after the first verse.

Pictured: Robbie Williams at a recent meeting.

MY GENERATION- HILARY DUFF

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N2UjjFAeSGQ

Aside from the fact that Hilary Duff’s musical career is saccharine drivel force fed to kids in order to cash in on ‘tweens’ ‘pester power’ and other marketing buzz words, this is exceptionally shit, even by Disney standards. If you can bear to watch the performance past the ridiculous running start taken by Lizzie McGuire (I felt old having to look that up) at the start of the song, the looks of pain on the backing band are more and more obvious each time the new Disney-approved line “I hope I DON’T die before I get old” is sung by an over-excited former child star. One of the greatest rock songs about teenage rebellion of all time reduced to not wanting to miss out on a free bus pass. Thank god she finally f-f-faded away after just a couple of years.

“Actually, I quite like Lizzie McGuire”

CHER LLOYD AND WILL.I.AM- WHERE IS THE LOVE/ I GOTTA FEELING

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pk9clTnY-6w

This performance is truly exceptional in that not only does it feature a terrible version of ‘Where is the Love’ by Malvern Ghetto’s own cold sore on legs Cher Lloyd but an even worse rendition of I Gotta Feeling by Will.I.Am on HIS OWN SONG! You can actually hear the point at 1:39 where, due to Mr Am’s awful singing on the opening lines the producers quickly turn on the autotune. Sadly though, even this is not enough to combat the woeful performance and Will.I.Am limps through the rest of the song without hitting a single note. Quite frankly, the worst cover version of all time.

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