Original Song: Sex Pistols "Anarchy In the U.K." (1976)


Always neck-and-neck with Anthrax in the race to see who could be the hackiest and most ignorable of thrash-metal's supposed Big Four, Megadeth outdid themselves with this one, decades before Dave Mustaine got born again and turned into a nutso New World Order conspiracy theorist. Says he wants “Anarchy in the U.S.A..,” but sounds rather conflicted about the issue: turns Johnny Rotten's “I wanna destroy passersby” into a wishy-washy “I wanna destroy, possibly”; then, even better, swaps out “another council tenancy” for “and other cuntlike tendencies.” And this was the 1980s, too—So there weren' t Internet lyric sites yet to blame all the dumb mistakes on!