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Carrie Underwood Covers Motley Crue; Hear Home Sweet Home All Season Long on American Idol

Posted on Tuesday, March 10, 2009 at 12:02AM by Registered CommenterAllyson B. Crawford | Comments12 Comments

I'll be damned.


Country star (and American Idol winner) Carrie Underwood covers Mötley Crüe"Home Sweet Home." Yep, that's right. You can hear a snippet here or wait until tomorrow night on American Idol. "Home Sweet Home" will serve as the good-bye tune for the contestant booted off each week.


I *really* like Carrie Underwood - and that's saying a lot since I am not a country music fan. Carrie has a lot of Glam in her. She likes 80s Metal and she really does sing Glam when she can. There are tons of clips of her singing Skid Row's "I Remember You" and she's done lots of Guns n' Roses covers, too.


For all the hate American Idol gets from "Metal" fans, Carrie covering Motley is great news for both the band - and the genre. There are plenty of kids that will watch AI tomorrow night, Google the song and realize it's not a Carrie Underwood original. You know what that means? A whole new generation of kids discovering Shout at the Devil for the very first time.


In case you love Carrie's version of "Home Sweet Home," you can buy the tune on digital download via iTunes starting March 16 (the same day that Crue Fest 2 is announced, just in case you're keeping score). A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Humane Society of the United States.


I heart Carrie Underwood!


Here's Carrie's cover of "Paradise City"



Here's Carrie's cover of "I Remember You"



In case you've never actually heard one of Carrie's actual songs, here's the mega-hit "Before He Cheats"


Before He Cheats

Promotional photo Arista Nashville/19

Reader Comments (12)

thats one of the worst covers ive ever heard..total disgrace to motley crue and the whole genre..she should be shot for this and the skid row and gnr tunes are just as bad....how could u like her
March 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterWarrant1390
yeah, i have to agree, that's pretty bad, not as bad as celine dion covering ac/dc but still bad.
March 10, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterdon
Sorry but i wasnt impressed.
March 10, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterred6ixx
she sucks but shes is really hot... haha
and i understand it that might be good for motley!
March 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMotleyCrue666
I think Carrie Underwood has an incredible voice. There's no way anyone can deny that. I may not be biggest fan of her covers of these 80's rock hits, but I give her props for doing them. I read in an interview that when she wants to get pumped before a show she listens to Shout at the Devil. Come on! Who can't appreciate that?
March 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterChristine
Ya know, I was open to the possibility... but those have got to be 2 of the worst covers I've ever heard.
March 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterEddieLongHair
And how would these potential new fans get from "Home Sweet Home" to "Shout at the Devil"? I thought it was on "Theater of Pain"? Hmmmm...
March 10, 2009 | Unregistered Commentermom2ross
Now I didn't listen to the whole GN'R song, I got better things to do then watch a video in low quality, but to me it sounded pretty decent. The only thing that bugged me was that weird walk she did from time to time, kinda moving her whole body like a duck or something-
March 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMartin
The single is available now in Itunes
March 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJD
I agree with Allyson. I love Carrie Underwood, but more importantly she may draw a whole new generation to the original version of these songs. Yet another victory for glam.
March 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHeather
I didn't think the "I Remember You" cover was all that bad...
March 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKixRules
it was alright but man she is smokin hot
March 25, 2009 | Unregistered Commentercrüe düde

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