The 10 Worst Holiday Cover Songs Ever
8. Barenaked Ladies feat. Sarah Maclachlan, "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen/We Three Kings"
In the context of this list, this one isn't THAT bad. We will forego bagging on Barenaked Ladies, because as Troy so eloquently puts it, "The Barenaked Ladies are triple platinum...are you?"
We will point out, however, that the ridiculous arrangements and overproduction mangle two rather excellent classic holiday carols fairly badly. To top it off, that whining backing vocal you hear at the beginning? That's Sarah Maclachlan in her most depressing role since those horrible animal-abuse commercials ruined her album Surfacing forever.
This cover sounds like a '90s-era raver kid got a cheap Windows music studio program for Christmas and then proudly played his horrible creation back for the assembled family through a pair of earbuds. If you can actually pick the hymn "O Come All Ye Faithful" out of this insipidly generic house track, you are leagues ahead of us.
There are literally dozens of albums of crap like this. While no one has been quite diabolical enough to upload this masterpiece to YouTube yet, the truly masochistic among you can hear it on the Amazon page for Acid Xmas.