Classic Rock Songs We Never Want to Hear Again (2)

Creedence Clearwater Revival, ”I Heard It Through the Grapevine”

Marvin Gaye’s original? Yes. The Slits’ cover? Absolutely. This? No, no, no. It’s always been a mystery how this cover — which somehow managed to convert Gaye’s succinct, soulful original into an overwrought, drawn-out 11-minute dirge — managed to be so successful.