A friend and I were just talking about Celine Dion and, while we both admit that we think she has a great voice, we just can't get why people are ridiculously obsessed with her. And yes, she can belt out a power ballad like nobody's business (I still cry every time I hear the Titanic song), there are a few tunes that she really shouldn't sing.
Hence the reason Total Guitar magazine named her rendition of AC/DC's "You Shook Me All Night Long" the worst cover ever.
Wow! The worst cover ever! That includes American Idol's William Hung and his now-famous take on Ricky Martin's "She Bangs". What's even a harder and more direct kick in the pants, is that Celine sang the song once on television, six years ago -- and the panel at the UK mag still remember it as the worst thing they've ever heard.
"Cover versions have never been bigger but the number one worst song" Celine Dion covering AC/DC's sacrilege," spat Total Guitar editor Stephen Lawson.
"Could it really be that bad," I thought. I LOVE that song -- it's the perfect "drinking in a dive" tune -- could Celine, with the voice of an angel, really muck it up that badly? Sadly, the answer is yes.
But, hey, maybe some of you out there are the crazy-obsessed Celine fans I was talking about. If so, watch this and let me know how you feel about it. But, I warn you, if you do decide you love it, we probably can't be friends anymore.