6. Sheryl Crowe, "Sweet Child O Mine"

I'm a man who, on a long drive, will crank up "All I Wanna Do" and "Soak Up the Sun." Still, there's no excusing this Guns 'N Roses cover. Their version was poignant because it was the one moment on Appetite for Destruction when they weren't talking about rampant drunkenness, heroin addiction and dominating women. The song has no real power without that context, and Crowe's perennial sunshine is no substitute.

Sweet Child o' Mine - Studio 9...