You know what Oppo needs? Oppo needs Metal. Fortunately thanks to Gamecat we're going to deliver, as we look at covers of Gary Numan's "Metal." Not to be confused with Tenacious D's "The Metal," though you should totally take a second and watch that music video.


We officially have a new record for biggest blowout, and it's going to be a tough one to top. 2Cellos dominated the "Thunderstruck" round with an embarrassing 82% of the votes, taking 14 of the 17 ballots cast. Two of the three votes they didn't receive were sympathy votes, making their victory even more dominant. That said, the Steve 'n Seagulls cover does get an honorary second place as three different people chastised me for missing it when making the list. It was, at least, a close fight in the battle for worst. Eurodisco artist Blizzard Brothers held of a late charge by Hellsong (a band that doesn't sound at all how you'd expect them to based on their name), taking the victory by a lone vote, with Hinder another two votes back. At least there was a fight taking place somewhere in the last round.

For those unfamiliar with Gary Numan all I can say is shame on you! He was a pioneer of the electronic music scene, and, based on his song "Cars," probably a bit of a Jalop. He was also a bit of a sci-fi geek, as evidenced by "Metal." The song is about an android who wishes to be human, but never can be, and is based on the literary works of sci-fi authors Phillip K. Dick and William S. Burroughs. In other words Gary Numan essentially sang about Star Trek's Data nearly a decade before Data.

This may well have been the toughest cover search to date. Searching for "metal cover" isn't exactly the most productive endeavor in the world. Also, just a reminder, the Battle of the Worst is still going on.

Nine Inch Nails - (2000)

Global Citizen - (2003)

Afrika Bambaataa - (2004)

Alaster - (2009)

Nouvelle Vague - (2009)

Smash My Face In - (2010)

You, You're Awesome - (2011)


LEST YE FORGET! If you want to check back on the results of previous rounds, or see what covers are coming in future rounds, there is a Google Drive spreadsheet with past rounds and the upcoming battle schedule.

Share This Story

Get our newsletter