Verdict: Miley Covering Nirvana Is A No-No. What Other Songs Should Have Never Been Covered?

Miley Cyrus covering Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit"

Yesterday on the Kevin & Bean show, some rules were stated for artists covering songs by other artists..

“The rule is, equal or greater, go ahead and cover. Equal or less, you’re a mess.” – Ralph Garman

This topic came up after footage of a Miley Cyrus concert surfaced, where the singer(?) covered the [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Nirvana[/lastfm] song “Smells Like Teen Spirit.” Her justification was that it was a song she grew up singing with her brother, and that Nevermind was an inspirational album to her. I’m so glad her music reflects her inspiration. Disney approves.

Here’s the songs that were mentioned as questionable covers. What do you think?

What are some other covers by popular artists covering other popular artists that should not have been done?

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And just for good measure, here’s the Miley Cyrus vs. Elaine Benes (Seinfeld) video mashup that Ralph was talking about.

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