There are certain songs that are just worn out. They may have been great at the time; they may have been dreadful. However, there are some songs that seem to reappear every few years like a drunken uncle double-dipping his his way through a Christmas buffet, and I, for one, have had enough:
Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow! – I beg you: no more of this twee rubbish. It’s not only been karaokeed to death, but every Xmas variety show features some twerp hamming it up whilst singing this.
All You Need is Love – I love the Beatles, but this hippy drivel is one of their worst moments. It seems to get covered (most recently by Noel Gallagher at the SPOTY) on a minute-by-minute basis, usually with the cynical intention of manufacturing a merciless sing-along. Who actually wants to hear this again?
Cry me a River – The sort of song only Michael Buble and hardcore karaoke buffs take seriously. Look everyone! I can REALLY sing! Appears on every album ever recorded where the cover features a man in a tuxedo with an undone bowtie.
What other songs never need to be covered again?