I don't mean taking a hook or melody from a song and using it sometimes that works really well, but I mean doing a cover that frankly is just a lazy excuse for not being original.
There have been some truly horrendous covers in the past, for example Take That doing Nirvana's Smells Like Teen Spirit
or Atomic Kitten doing Blondie's Tide Is High
Or Girls Aloud covering the Pretenders I'll Stand By You
These songs are a classic for a reason, leave them alone and come up with something original!
Do you want to see what has caused this rant? Well its this lazy arse, excuse for music by the Black Eye Peas!
They have covered the Time of My Life, its not even a good cover. It sounds terrible and every time is comes on I have to switch it off, it makes me angry?
I'll let you judge for yourself!