Cover Versions that Make You Go “Huh?”

Or, I have the Blogging in 15 Minutes Method DOWN

Still sick but that doesn’t let me off the hook for my Blogathon duties! Luckily a friend posted this rather nifty cover of “Walk Like an Egyptian” on Facebook and it reminded me that I never shared my collection of weird cover versions on this blog.

You know, this isn’t really fair at all to Paul Young but if I wanted Joy Division I’d listen to Joy Division and I’d really prefer if he continue to live in the mid-1980s and sing Every Time You Go Away over and over and over again. Swoooon.

BTW bonus WTF I just learned Every Time You Go Away was originally by the only musicians I dislike almost as much as Kenny Loggins, Hall and Oates. I don’t know how to process this information.

Finnish heavy metal version of Britney Spear’s Oops I did it Again. Why the heck not?

I make no apologies for loving everything Hermes House Band does but this cover of the Boxer is simply unforgivable.

Oh Scandinavians, why you so wacky? I will say it’s a lot better than Tori Amos’s cover of Total Eclipse of the Heart.

It’s hard to choose just one bizarre Paul Anka cover but I picked this one because it makes you believe that Billy Idol really was meant to make elevator music.


Astrazz – Lose Yourself (Eminem cover) by Jeveuxsignerchezaz

I dunno, it just seems like it’s become my habit to throw an Eminem song into all my posts lately. I don’t even remember if I like him or loathe him anymore.

You know what, Ice Cube freaking deserves this for Are We There Yet? Somebody did not check himself before he wrecked himself.

What cover versions make you stop and go what the hey?

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