Original Song: AC/DC "You Shook Me All Night Long" (1980)
These Nashville eccentrics came out of nowhere in 2004 with one the best albums of the new millennium's first decade—hell, maybe the best album, and certainly the best one to merge country, rap, metal, rock'n'roll, gospel, Mexican, techno, and comedy all at the same.
But by their third album, they were spinning their wheels, despite scoring bigger than ever with a boring wedding song. On paper, AC/DC doesn't seem like a bad match—better than for most metal bands these days, to tell the truth.
But they turned it into the lazy sort of drawling Hee Haw kitsch you'd expect from Brooklyn alt-country nerds. At least when Celine Dion covered it, she left some rock verve in.