We all know how it goes. A lesser known band wants to pay tribute/get recognition for there own work so they do a cover of a old song. Seeing as the only thing you have to pay is a small fee to record it, it's alot easier then writing your own song. Saddest thing about this is that people often keep it quite that it's a cover and thus make it out as there own work. To get the ball rolling ill throw in some horrible examples(I will only list songs I think is good in the first place so no Britney): Limp Bizkit - Behind Blue Eyes (The Who) I wont even comment on this, seeing the utter shittyness these bastards have put out thru the years Korn - One ( Metallica ) My god, the bass All Saints - Under the Bridge (Red hot chili peppers) My ears, my ears I can name alot more but ill leave some for you guys. Oh and above Metallica are'nt any better since they put out a whole 2 disc album with covers of older bands. Granted most of the songs were great they totally slaughtered others. So name and shame!