Glee has managed to piss off yet another singer.
After the show's recent cover of "Somebody That I Used to Know," breakout artist Gotye expressed his frustration with the cast's rendition of his song. "They did such a faithful arrangement of the instrumentals, but the vocals were that pop Glee style, ultra dry, sounded pretty tuned, and the rock has no real sense," he said to Australia's Courier-Mail.
Sure, Gleeks may disagree. But this superpopular Fox show has ruined some amazing songs. So while you're patiently waiting for Tuesday's (inevitably terrible) tribute to Whitney Houston, here is a rundown of Glee's five worst covers ... So far.
5. Ke$ha's "Tik Tok"
It might've been your guilty pleasure for about a week. But even the original version of this song sucked. So this just leaves us with one question: How didGlee
make it even shittier? Oh, yeah ... An extra ass-load of Auto-Tune and glitter.
4. Sisqo's "Thong Song"
This record was meant to celebrate women's underwear. Specifically thongs. We're sure that Sisqo never thought a teacher would sing his hit song while seducing a love interest on a musical TV series. Thank you for ruining a '90s novelty track,Glee
3. James Brown's "It's a Man's Man's Man's World"
We still can't decide what's worse, those baby bumps or Dianna Agron's voice. And BTW, the Godfather of Funk is so pissed about this cover that he's doing the famous JB split in his grave while givingGlee
a big middle finger.
2. Kanye West's "Gold Digger"
Can someone please tell the writers that Matthew Morrison should never ever, ever,ever
be allowed to rap? Thanks.
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1. Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody"
Holy shit, this is the most embarrassing Glee cover ... No competition. We could've ignored a cover of "We Will Rock You." Maybe even "We Are the Champions." But no TV musical should ever try "Bohemian Rhapsody." Well, unless Freddie Mercury comes back from the dead for a cameo. Holograms don't count.
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