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 With a Little Help from My Friends - Joe Cocker

Probably The Only Time Someone Performed A Beatles Song Better Than The Beatles, This Completely Different Sounding Cover Is So Much Better! - Bndspitw

I'm honestly surprised this cover is only at 10. Joe's voice was great on this song! - Gg2000

What Joe Cocker Version is best cover on the planet.

The Greatest song of all-time, should be #1 for sure. - truckturner

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10 Across the Universe - Fiona Apple

The Contenders

11 You Can't Do That - Harry Nilsson
12 Here Comes the Sun - Ghost
13 Penny Lane - Amen Corner
14 Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds - Athlete
15 The Long and Winding Road - Air Supply
16 Not a Second Time - The Pretenders
17 Ticket to Ride - Atomic Kitten
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 Here, There and Everywhere - Tori Amos

This 'Cornflake Girl's' version is just brilliant, but as I said, The Beatles' version is far betterp

27 Yesterday - Matt Monro

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

28 Michelle - Matt Monro
29 Because - Across the Universe Cast
30 Paperback Writer - 10cc
31 I Feel Fine - Sweethearts of the Rodeo

A shame the fine female country duo broke up.

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

Isle Brothers did this song originally, not The Beatles

46 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

47 I Am the Walrus - Jackyl
48 While My Guitar Gently Weeps - Rrso Symphony Orchestra
49 Mi Gran Amor Le Di (And I Love Her) - Jose Alberto
50 I Want You (Shes So Heavy) - Thrice
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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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