September 22, 2010 1:01

Muse beat The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Johnny Cash to win best cover song of all time

Meanwhile, Britney Spears and Mark Ronson are both included in the worst cover song list

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Muse's cover of Nina Simone's version of 'Feeing Good' has been named the best cover song of all time.

The Devon trio beat the likes of The Beatles' version of 'Twist & Shout' and Johnny Cash's 'Hurt' to the title, after over 15,000 music fans voted online in an NME.COM poll commissioned by SEAT, whose new music show On Track With airs tonight (September 22) on Channel 4.

Conversely, Britney Spears' reworking of 'I Love Rock 'N' Roll' was voted the worst cover song of all time, ahead of Ronan Keating's 'Fairytale Of New York', Take That's version of 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' and Mark Ronson's 'No One Knows'.

The 10 best cover versions of all time are:

1. Muse - 'Feeling Good'
2. The Beatles - 'Twist & Shout'
3. Johnny Cash - 'Hurt'
4. Jimi Hendrix - 'Hey Joe'
5. Nirvana - 'Where Did You Sleep Last Night'
6. The Clash - 'I Fought The Law'
7. Jeff Buckley - 'Hallelujah'
8. Jimi Hendrix - 'All Along The Watchtower'
9. Marvin Gaye - 'I Heard It Through The Grapevine'
10. The White Stripes - 'I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself'


The 10 worst cover versions of all time are:

1. Britney Spears - 'I Love Rock 'N' Roll'
2. Ronan Keating - 'Fairytale of New York'
3. Celine Dion - 'You Shook Me All Night Long'
4. Take That - 'Smells Like Teen Spirit'
5. M People - 'Itchycoo Park'
6. Robbie Williams - 'Song 2'
7. Will Young - 'Light My Fire'
8. Madonna - 'American Pie
9. Limp Bizkit - 'Faith'
10. Mark Ronson - 'No One Knows'


What do you make of these Top 10s? Have your say, and tell us which cover versions you think have been overlooked

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