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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6. Alien Ant Farm - "Smooth Criminal"
If you were a completely unknown pop-punk band in 2001 and you wanted some mainstream attention, your best bet was to record a goofy cover of a famous 1980s hit. Alien Ant Farm went with Michael Jackson's "Smooth Criminal." It was their one and only hit, though I know one day they're going to come back and do "Beat It" or "Dirty Diana" and prove to everybody that they aren't a one trick pony. These guys are just getting started.