"You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch” - Thurl Ravenscroft
Throughout the years, everyone from Mojo Nixon to RuPaul has tried their hand at covering “You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch” to varying degrees of success. Some really rock and some are pretty ho-hum, but here are a few of my most favorite versions:
"You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch" - Whirling Dervishes
"You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch" - Tracy Bonham
"You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch" - Sixpence None The Richer
As a Grinch-related bonus, here’s a version of “Little Drummer Boy” by Jars of Clay dubbed the “Grinch Mix” from their 1995 EP, Little Drummer Boy. Colder and more abrasive than their straight version of “Little Drummer Boy” from the same EP, this one is definitely a 3 Decker sauerkraut and toadstool sandwich with arsenic sauce compared to the other one.
"Little Drummer Boy" (Grinch Mix) - Jars of Clay