Some might say there are certain classic songs, and films, that should be 'listed', with attempts at reproduction strictly forbidden
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Many a musical atrocity has been committed in the name of charity. Take, for example, this Simon Cowell-masterminded cover of Everybody Hurts, on which music world A-listers Jason Orange, Susan Boyle, Joe McElderry and Westlife butchered the Rem song to raise money for victims of the 2010 Haiti earthquake.
And then there was the 2004 version of Do They Know It's Christmas?, raising funds for Darfur by getting contemporary pop stars to do a weak approximation of the 1984 original, before tacking on a wildly misjudged rap from Dizzee Rascal just to make sure the whole endeavour was as awful as it could possibly be.
The latest charity record to raise the ire of music fans is this year's Comic Relief single – a cover »
- Adam Boult
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