Celine Dion is responsible for the world's worst cover song, according to music experts.
The Canadian singer received the ignominious title for her rendition of the AC/DC track You Shook Me All Night Long. Dion, 40, has never released the song as a single but performed the "musical offence" at a Las Vegas concert six years ago.
A Sugababes and Girls Aloud version of Walk This Way, which had been a huge hit for Aerosmith and rappers Run DMC, came second.
Westlife's 1999 cover of the ballad More Than Words by rock band Extreme was third in the list compiled by Total Guitar magazine.
Will Young's cover of The Doors' Light My Fire, which reached Number One in 2002, and an easy listening arrangement by The Mike Flowers Pops of Oasis ballad Wonderwall completes the top five.
Experts also delivered a verdict on the most successful cover versions.
Jimi Hendrix's cover of the Bob Dylan song All Along the Watchtower topped the list, followed by The Beatles' rendition of Twist and Shout, first recorded by the Top Notes.
The Guns N' Roses version of the Wings' song Live and Let Die, Nirvana's cover of The Man Who Sold the World by David Bowie, and Muse's Feeling Good, made famous by Nina Simone, are also in the top five.
Total Guitar magazine editor Stephen Lawson said: "Cover versions have never been bigger. Producer Mark Ronson became a household name on the back of his quirky covers album, with Amy Winehouse's version of Valerie outselling The Zutons' original.
"It's good to see that Hendrix still is Number One. The first time you hear All Along The Watchtower, with that heavy vibe, it sounds like it's from another planet. The number one worst cover song - Celine Dion covering AC/DC - is sacrilege."
Source: The Press Association
22 June 2008
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