Original Song: Eurythmics "Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)" (1983)


These latter-day horror-rock hucksters' first charting album, Smells Like Children, was basically just a hodgepodge of remixes, covers, alternate takes, and spoken-word radio-call-in samples about urine and feces—some of it produced by some moonlighting sicko from Skinny Puppy.

This was the MTV hit, with Mr. Manson trying to be subversive and scary by reciting in hushed-then-shrieked tones about people abusing and people being abused, pretending he's adding something new to a song that always wore its irony and kink on its sleeve from the git-go. Instead, he just reduces it to a campy cartoon, or maybe an aural warning about improper hygeine.