Washington: Miley Cyrus’ version of Nirvana’s ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ has been voted the worst cover ever in a new magazine poll.
Rolling Stone readers voted the teenager’s live rendition of the grunge anthem the worst of the worst - ahead of Madonna’s take on ‘American Pie’ and Limp Bizkit’s cover of ‘The Who’s Behind Blue Eyes’.
Cyrus had recently introduced ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ to her live set.
“I want to play a song by one of the artists that inspired me. Without them (Nirvana) I wouldn’t be here. They are the ones who gave me the strength and courage to do this,”Contactmusic quoted her as saying.
Limp Bizkit came in second and Madonna third, while ‘Sweet Child O’ Mine’ by Sheryl Crow and Britney Spears’ cover of the Rolling Stones’ (I Can’t Get No) ‘Satisfaction’ round out the top five.