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Covered by Beatles and Beatles' covers
1 May 2020
Elmore James
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What are the best songs covered by the Beatles? What are the best covers of Beatles' original songs?

My favorite Beatles cover, by quite a ways, is "Twist And Shout ". I could do without "Mr. Moonlight" and others.

As for covers, I enjoy "A little help from my from my friends" by Joe Cocker.

There are too many original Beatles' songs covered by too many people, to possibly list (isn't "Yesterday " the most covered song in history? but be my guest to peruse the list:

Here is the list of songs covered by the Beatles.

"Anna (Go to Him)"1963Please Please MeArthur Alexander 
"Chains"The Cookies
"Boys"The Shirelles
"Baby It's You"The Shirelles
"A Taste of Honey"Bobby Scott/Lenny Welch
"Twist and Shout"The Top Notes (as hit The Isley Brothers)
"Till There Was You"With the BeatlesBarbara Cook 
"Please Mr. Postman"The Marvelettes
"Roll Over Beethoven"Chuck Berry
"You Really Got a Hold on Me"The Miracles
"Devil in Her Heart"The Donays
"Money (That's What I Want)"Barrett Strong
"Long Tall Sally"1964Long Tall Sally (EP)Little Richard 
"Slow Down"Larry Williams
"Matchbox"Carl Perkins
"Rock and Roll Music"Beatles for SaleChuck Berry 
"Mr. Moonlight"Dr. Feelgood
"Kansas City/Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey!"Little Willie Littlefield/Little Richard
"Words of Love"Buddy Holly
"Honey Don't"Carl Perkins
"Everybody's Trying to Be My Baby"Carl Perkins
"Bad Boy"1965Beatles VILarry Williams 
"Act Naturally"Help!Johnny Russell 
"Dizzy Miss Lizzy"Larry Williams
"Maggie Mae"1970Let It BeThe Vipers Skiffle Group (traditional) 
"I Got a Woman"1994Live at the BBCRay Charles 
"Too Much Monkey Business"Chuck Berry
"Keep Your Hands Off My Baby"Little Eva
"Young Blood"The Coasters
"A Shot of Rhythm and Blues"Arthur Alexander
"Sure to Fall (In Love with You)"Carl Perkins
"Some Other Guy"Richie Barrett
"That's All Right, Mama"Elvis Presley
"Carol"Chuck Berry
"Soldier of Love (Lay Down Your Arms)"Arthur Alexander
"Clarabella"The Jodimars
"I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Cry (Over You)"Elvis Presley
"Crying, Waiting, Hoping"Buddy Holly
"To Know Her Is to Love Her"The Teddy Bears
"The Honeymoon Song”Marino Marini
"Johnny B. Goode"Chuck Berry
"Memphis, Tennessee"Chuck Berry
"Lucille"Little Richard
"Sweet Little Sixteen"Chuck Berry
"Lonesome Tears in My Eyes"Johnny Burnette and His Rock 'n' Roll Trio
"Nothin' Shakin'"Eddie Fontaine
"The Hippy Hippy Shake"Chan Romero
"Glad All Over"Carl Perkins
"I Just Don’t Understand"Ann-Margret
"So How Come (No One Loves Me)"The Everly Brothers
"I Forgot To Remember To Forget"Elvis Presley
"I Got to Find My Baby"Chuck Berry
"Ooh! My Soul"Little Richard
"Don't Ever Change"The Crickets
"That'll Be the Day"Anthology 1The Crickets 
"Hallelujah I Love Her So"Ray Charles
"Ain't She Sweet"Anthology 1/Anthology 3Milton Ager/Jack Yellen 
"Searchin'"Anthology 1The Coasters 
"Three Cool Cats"The Coasters
"The Sheik of Araby"Harry B. Smith/Francis Wheeler/Ted Snyder
"Bésame Mucho"Consuelo Velázquez
"Lend Me Your Comb"Carl Perkins
"Shout"The Isley Brothers
"Leave My Kitten Alone"Little Willie John
"I'm Talking About You"2013On Air – Live at the BBC Volume 2Chuck Berry 
"Beautiful Dreamer"

"'I Dig a Pygmy', by Charles Hawtrey and the Deaf Aids... Phase One, in which Doris gets her oats!"

1 May 2020
Ron Nasty
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We already have threads covering both these topics.

"I only said we were bigger than Rod... and now there's all this!" Ron Nasty

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The Beatles Bible 2020 non-Canon Poll Part One: 1958-1963 and Part Two: 1964-August 1966

2 May 2020
The Hole Got Fixed
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Yes, we do.

That chart is fantastic, it'd be great to have it added here:

For covers of Beatles by other people, this thread is what you want:


This thread is now locked, please direct any conversation into one of the above threads!

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