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Muse track voted best cover version

Published 22/09/2010 | 00:23

Muse's version of Feeling Good has been voted for the greatest cover version of all time
Muse's version of Feeling Good has been voted for the greatest cover version of all time

Muse have been lauded for the greatest cover version of all time, with their rendition of Feeling Good.

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The rock trio's cover of the track - originally made famous by Nina Simone - topped a poll of music fans, beating performances by the Clash, Jimi Hendrix and Jeff Buckley.

The survey for car maker Seat to promote new Channel 4 music show On Track With, which starts on Wednesday night, found the worst ever cover is Britney Spears's I Love Rock 'N' Roll.

The Muse track is currently being used in trails for BBC Four's Mad Men and was the subject of a legal wrangle in 2003 when it was used for a Nescafe ad.

The band chose to record the song because it was a favourite of an ex-girlfriend and once modestly declared: "Our interpretation is quite different from the original, but nowhere near as good."

More than 15,000 music fans took part in the poll, which placed Twist And Shout by The Beatles in second place and Johnny Cash's cover of Nine Inch Nails song Hurt at three.

Luke Lewis, deputy editor of NME.com, said: "The cover versions we love are generally the ones that radically overhaul the original."

The new show, sponsored by Seat, will see artists such as Foals, Ellie Goulding and The Coral performing covers alongside their own songs. The covers will then be given away to 10,000 fans at www.club-SEAT.co.uk.

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