Original Song: George Michael "Faith" (1987)


Those who consider Bizkit's whipping-boy 2003 take on The Who's “Behind The Blue Eyes” the ultimate horrible gnü-metal cover offense should perhaps be forgiven their short attention spans.

L.B.'s 2005 Greatest Hitz comp has a medley of Mötley Crüe's “Home Sweet Home” with the Verve's “Bittersweet Symphony” too, but no matter how hard they tried, they never topped (or bottomed?) their first (rock if not pop)-charting single, 1998's off-pitch and profane upchucking of George Michael's Diddley-beat “Faith.”

This turd set a mook standard still unmatched (though Korn's Cameo and Pink Floyd attempts sure gave it the old college try). And honestly, the only thing more idiotic than indie cover versions trying to sound profound by depleting all the energy are metalcore ones employing meaningless bullying volume and uglification in hopes of sounding angry. There are obviously countless amounts of them out there, too. So maybe let Fred Durst stand for them all.