No matter how awesome or awful they turn out to be, cover songs are among the riskiest things bands create.

Not only do they need to remain faithful to the first tunes while also injecting enough of their DNA to make them worthwhile and distinctive, but they usually have to deal with the hypercritical feedback of fans either way.

Sure, bands can ignore what the haters say, but disregarding the opinions of the original artists isn’t so easy. While many musicians never reveal their views on how other people have tackled their tracks, plenty do.

On that note, we’ve searched far and wide to find 10 of the best cases of creators showing love, hate or indifference toward recreations of their work.

Check ‘em out for yourself (and see if you share their sentiments) below!

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