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From Ginuwine to Limp Bizkit: The 10 worst cover songs

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There is no real right way to cover a song. Some classic covers, like Jimi Hendrix’s “All Along the Watchtower,” are radical departures that become standards and obscure the original versions; others, like D’Angelo’s “Cruisin,'” are more conservative–choosing to tastefully re-make as opposed to completely re-imagine.

But some covers are just plain bad. Just wrong. So unnecessary or so embarrassing that they make critics, fans and sometimes the artists themselves wonder “What were they thinking?”

Here are ten of the worst cover songs…

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