Thursday, May 01, 2008

What's The Best Cover of a Beatles Song?

A video pops up on YouTube of a wee boy singing "Hey Jude" and the video shows up on the pages of MetaFilter and quick as a wink, listing of cover songs of Beatles music spins out.

So be sure and check out what the MeFites are saying about the cover songs.

And really, any musician worth listening to has cut a version of some Beatles tune - this list is only a brief sample of performers ranging from Frank Sinatra to Jimi Hendrix to The Brady Bunch and even a listing of Give Peace A Chance by Louis Armstrong (that's one I'm still tracking down!).

There is no denial that The Beatles changed the world of music forever - every song on every album is a thing to celebrate. Their reach was endless.

Below is a short sample of the wide range of artists who've done The Beatles -- maybe you have a favorite to mention as well.

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  1. Anonymous7:31 PM

    Speaking of Beatle covers - have you seen Across the Universe or listened to the soundtrack. Very interesting.

  2. the song featured above by Martin Luther McCoy is from the soundtrack to the movie Across The Universe. i have not seen the movie, but have heard a few of the tunes.

    from what i've read, producers did not like the movie which director Julie Taymor first turned in, and there was some problem with getting the rights for the tunes and then it went thru a fairly strong re-edit which Taymor pretty much disowned. still i would like to see it

  3. Great list. Emmylou Harris' version of "For No One" also is stunningly good.

  4. Anonymous10:24 AM

    I've got so many. Here's my list. You can stream tracks for free: