Miley Cyrus Tops Rolling Stone's Worst Covers List With 'Smells Like Teen Spirit'
Miley Cyrus has earned herself the rather unfortunate dishonor of topping Rolling Stone's reader list of the top 10 Worst Cover Songs of All Time, thanks to her rendition of Nirvana's 'Smells Like Teen Spirit.'
While Britney Spears landed on the list two times, at No. 7 and No. 5, for her reviled remakes, it's teen-queen Miley who was the least popular with Rolling Stone readers. The 18-year-old singer/actress put her spin on the 1991, Kurt Cobain-penned classic, 'Smells Like Teen Spirit,' during a show on her Gypsy Heart tour earlier this year.
"Miley was born over a year after [Nirvana album] 'Nevermind' came out and it's hard to imagine just exactly how Nirvana inspired her to audition for 'Hannah Montana' or record any of her songs, but those are her words," Rolling Stone remarked.
"When she started singing this on tour earlier this year her popularity had dramatically plunged in America, and when the videos started hitting YouTube the comments were just vicious. Fairly or not, it seemed to embody everything that people dislike about her," the publication added.
See the full list of Rolling Stone's 10 Worst Cover Songs of All Time here.
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