TELL US how you really feel, lads...
The Pogues have responded to Jon Bon Jovi's cover of their Christmas hit Fairytale of New York-- and they didn't exactly mince their words.
Bon Jovi has been the centre of criticism and mocking for his recent cover of the iconic song, in part because he changed some of the lyrics, omitting the most controversial verse which gets dragged into debate every single year.
Instead, he changed the lyrics to compare someone with a squirrel and accuse them of being... underwhelming in bed.
"You’re a bum, you’re a braggart/You’ve lost all your swagger,
And the word around town is you ain’t much in bed,
You’re a squirrel ‘cause you’re nuts, You’re a kick in the guts,
Happy Christmas my arse I'll be glad it's our last!"
Unfortunately for Bon Jovi, the cover proved extremely unpopular with fans of the original song, with one person saying after listening to it, "I can honestly say, with no exaggeration whatsoever, that my day is ruined".
Just listened to the Bon Jovi version of Fairytale of New York and I can honestly say, with no exaggeration whatsoever, that my day is ruined.
— Dublin By Pub (@dublinbypub) December 8, 2020
"Jon Bon Jovi's version of 'Fairytale of New York' is much, much worse than you could imagine- not least because he takes on both roles himself," another wrote.
While the song may not have been popular with the public, Bon Jovi may have been hoping for praise from The Pogues to let him off the hook-- but that's not quite what happened.
Instead, the band's official Twitter page retweeted one man's review that Bon Jovi's cover was "the worst thing to ever happen music", and added "What Rob said."
What Rob said https://t.co/QvwN3a6dLe
— The Pogues (@poguesofficial) December 10, 2020
You can have a listen to "the worst thing to ever happen music" below, but don't say we didn't warn you.