Best Covers of Beatles Songs

Obviously no artist or band can or will ever cover the Beatles songs like the real deal but this little lot had a bloody good crack at it.

The Top Ten

1 Let It Be - Jacob & Jackie Evancho

Talented teenager Jacob Evancho sang lead, with the world's premiere up and coming soprano taking "high harmony" behind him; the effect was as if Paul McCartney had David Crosby behind him.

There is no part of this performance that is less than splendid. - BobG

In a concert near Palm Springs, California.

2 I Want You (She's So Heavy) - Coroner

Fantastic cover by a classic Prog-Thrash-Jazz Fusion-Metal band. Check it out, it adds a great punch to the original, very heavy and groovy

This is my favorite song by the Beatles and also this is my favorite cover version. Coroner just developed further the Beatles idea towards a heavier sound. - Metal_Treasure

3 Helter Skelter - Motley Crue
4 Helter Skelter - Aerosmith
5 Come Together - Aerosmith
6 I'm Down - Aerosmith
7 Come Together - Michael Jackson
8 Here Comes the Sun - Richie Havens
9 Across the Universe - Fiona Apple
10 You Can't Do That - Harry Nilsson

The Contenders

11 Here Comes the Sun - Ghost
12 Penny Lane - Amen Corner
13 Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds - Athlete
14 With a Little Help from My Friends - Joe Cocker

What Joe Cocker Version is best cover on the planet.

This is Ultimate Beatles cover even the Beatles have said so

Should be Number 1

15 The Long and Winding Road - Air Supply
16 Ticket to Ride - Atomic Kitten
17 Not a Second Time - The Pretenders
18 You've Got to Hide Your Love Away - Eddie Vedder
19 Please Please Me - The Score
20 I Will - Alison Krauss & Tony Furtado
21 Ticket to Ride - Echo & The Bunnymen
22 In My Life - Johnny Cash
23 With a Little Help From My Friends - Wet Wet Wet

Can't be that bad. This Scottish band's version still has plenty of air-play.

24 Strawberry Fields Forever - Joe Anderson
25 Slow Down - Crow

From 1969. Buckle your seat belts! - BobG

26 Yesterday - Matt Monro

His smooth vocals tells his own story of a yesterday in his life.

27 Here, There and Everywhere - Tori Amos
28 Michelle - Matt Monro
29 Paperback Writer - 10cc
30 I Feel Fine - Sweethearts of the Rodeo

A shame the fine female country duo broke up.

31 In My Life - Judy Collins
32 Something - Frank Sinatra
33 You've Got to Hide Your Love Away - The Silkie
34 Hey Jude - Wilson Pickett
35 Come Together - Ike & Tina Turner
36 Got to Get You Into My Life - Thelma Houston & Pressure Cooker
37 Got to Get You Into My Life - Earth, Wind and Fire
38 I Am the Walrus - Oingo Biongo
39 I Am the Walrus - Jim Carrey
40 While My Guitar Gently Weeps - Eric Clapton
41 I Wanna Hold Your Hand - Billy Bob Thornton
42 Savoy Truffle - Bull Angus
43 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band - Barbie Bones
44 Twist and Shout - The Vamps

Isle Brothers did this song originally, not The Beatles

45 Every Little Thing - Yes

Probably the Best Beatle Cover I have heard. It's Basically "Every Little Thing" Drenched in a Pool of Progressive Rock and a Little Bit of Day Tripper thrown in as well

46 Because - Across the Universe Cast
47 I Am the Walrus - Jackyl
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Top Remixes

1. I Want You (She's So Heavy) - Coroner
2. Helter Skelter - Motley Crue
3. Helter Skelter - Aerosmith
1. Across the Universe - Fiona Apple
2. Here Comes the Sun - Richie Havens
3. You Can't Do That - Harry Nilsson


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