Ronan Keating

A survey carried out for the British TV station, Channel 4, showed that Ronan Keating's cover version of Shane MacGowan's "Fairy Tale of New York" is the worst cover version of all time.

The Boyzone singer came in first with Britney Spears and her version of "I Love Rock n' Roll" following closely behind.

Always clean cut, Keating changed the famous line in the song, "you cheap lousy faggot" to "you're cheap and you're haggard". This infuriated fans of the Christmas classic.

The British band, Muse, won the best cover of all time with their rendition of Nina Simone's "Feeling Good". Also in the best covers list were the Clash, Jimi Hendrix and Jeff Buckley.

Here are the winners of both the worst and best covers of all time -

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.