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Ronan's cover is top of the flops

Ronan Keating's version of Fairytale Of New York has been voted one of the worst covers of all time.

The Boyzone singer's take on the classic Pogues hit was narrowly beaten by Britney Spears' I Love Rock 'N' Roll in the poll of music fans.

Keating drew fans' ire by changing the song's line "you cheap lousy faggot" to "you're cheap and you're haggard".

Rock trio Muse were credited with the greatest cover of all time, with their rendition of Feeling Good.

The band's track -- originally made famous by Nina Simone -- topped the poll ahead of performances by the Clash, Jimi Hendrix and Jeff Buckley.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, placed Twist And Shout by The Beatles in second place and Johnny Cash's cover of Nine Inch Nails song Hurt at three.

Top 10 worst cover versions:

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.

Top 10 best cover versions:

1. Muse -- Feeling Good.

2. The Beatles -- Twist And 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.


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