Rolling Stone Readers Choose the Worst Cover Songs of All TimeSelections include Avril Lavigne's 'Imagine' and Madonna's 'American Pie'
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3. Madonna - "American Pie"
Madonna got the new millennium off to a rather shitty start. In March of 2000 she recorded a cover of "American Pie" for the soundtrack to her romantic comedy The Next Best Thing. It's hard to say what critics hated worse: the movie or the song. She removed about half the verses to the song and what remained was really flat and lifeless. Later that year she released Music and we all forgave her. Thankfully, she hasn't gone anywhere near the Don McLean catalog recently.