Top Ten Covers of Beatles Songs that Were Actually Performed Better Than the Original

I like the Beatles! I do! But to be honest, these artists who covered their songs breathed a new life into them. The Beatles should thank them for it. Be honest, if you think a band or artist made a better job of a Beatles song than the Beatles did, feel free to add. :).

The Top Ten

1 While My Guitar Gently Weeps - The Jeff Healey Band

I'm "being honest", none of these are better than the originals, except that I will concede Joe Cocker is better on the number sung by RINGO. Even though Frank Sinatra is quite possibly the greatest male solo singer of all time, his rendition of Something "honestly" sucks.

2 Hey Jude - Wilson Pickett

Yes. Duane Allman's guitar playing gives it the slight edge on which is better. I would even go as far to say that Pickett does a better job on the vocals than McCartney. - BrianScott01

I just listened to this and there is no way this is better than the OG - judo8alex

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3 Come Together - Ike & Tina Turner UListen to Sample
4 Yesterday - Matt Monro UListen to Sample
5 In My Life - Johnny Cash UListen to Sample
6 With A Little Help From My Friends - Joe Cocker

Yep. This is way too good to be number seven. - Gg2000

Can't believe this isn't #1 in a landslide. My favourite song, my favourite version. - truckturner

7 Got to Get You Into My Life - Earth, Wind & Fire UListen to Sample
8 Paperback Writer - 10cc
9 Something - Frank Sinatra UListen to Sample
10 I Want You (She's So Heavy) - Coroner

This is a much heavier version of this songs it will blow your mind at how well this is done it destroys the original - christangrant

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The Contenders

11 You Can't Do That - Harry Nilsson

Much as I like some of Harry's work, the Beatles' version is gritty, driving rock, and, in my opinion, far superior.

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12 If I Fell - The Mona Lisa Twins

Beautiful 20-something twins became YouTube stars with their many Beatle covers, and their fame spread to the point where they became the "House Band" at the Cavern Club for several years.

13 Come Together - Gary Clark Jr. UListen to Sample
14 If I Fell - Evan Rachel Wood


15 Dear Prudence - Siouxsie & The Banshees UListen to Sample
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