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Weekend Rock Question: What is the Worst Cover Song of All Time?

Cast your vote in our weekly poll

August 12, 2011 5:20 PM ET
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Smooth Criminals Alien Ant Farm
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Last week, we asked Rolling Stone readers to name their favorite duet band – and we compiled the votes into a top 10 list.
 

Our question for you this week is: What is the worst cover song of all time?

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