21 Amazing Beatles Covers


When you’re a band who’s stood the test of time and earned the label of one of the greatest rock bands of all time, it comes as no surprise when virtually every other band in existence covers your songs. Sometimes even while you’re currently creating albums! The Beatles are without a single doubt such a band. There have been tributes — albums created for the soul purpose of paying homage to the Beatles — and those made for specific movie soundtracks featuring artists singing Beatles’ songs such as “I Am Sam” and “Across the Universe.” The point of this collection is that none of these songs appear on such albums. They’re just versions done by the artists because they love the Beatles. And in that case, these are absolutely some of my favorites, and, hey, why not as a little tribute to John Lennon, right? They are in no order other than alphabetical. Enjoy.

Air Supply – The Long and Winding Road

Herb Alpert and Tijuana Brass – Obla Di Obla Da

Joan Baez – Eleanor Rigby

Shirley Bassey – Yesterday

Beach Boys – You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away

Bee Gees – Please Please Me

Black Crows – Yer Blues

David Bowie – Penny Lane

Michael Buble – Can’t Buy Me Love

The Carpenters – Nowhere Man

Peter Cetera – It’s Only Love

Ray Charles – Let It Be

Cheap Trick – Day Tripper

Chris Cornell – You’ve Got to Hide Your Love Away

Elvis Costello – Hey Bulldog

Deep Purple – We Can Work it Out

John Denver – My Life

Ella Fitzgerald – Hard Days Night

Grateful Dead – Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds

Jeff Healey – While My Guitar Gently Weeps

Phish – I’m So Tired