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

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3 Helter Skelter - Motley Crue UListen to Sample
4 Helter Skelter - Aerosmith UListen to Sample
5 Come Together - Aerosmith UListen to Sample
6 I'm Down - Aerosmith UListen to Sample
7 Come Together - Michael Jackson UListen to Sample
8 With a Little Help from My Friends - Joe Cocker

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

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

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

What Joe Cocker Version is best cover on the planet.

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9 Here Comes the Sun - Richie Havens UListen to Sample
10 Across the Universe - Fiona Apple UListen to Sample

The Contenders

11 You Can't Do That - Harry Nilsson UListen to Sample
12 Here Comes the Sun - Ghost UListen to Sample
13 Penny Lane - Amen Corner UListen to Sample
14 Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds - Athlete UListen to Sample
15 The Long and Winding Road - Air Supply UListen to Sample
16 Not a Second Time - The Pretenders UListen to Sample
17 Ticket to Ride - Atomic Kitten
18 You've Got to Hide Your Love Away - Eddie Vedder UListen to Sample
19 Please Please Me - The Score UListen to Sample
20 I Will - Alison Krauss & Tony Furtado UListen to Sample
21 Ticket to Ride - Echo & The Bunnymen UListen to Sample
22 In My Life - Johnny Cash UListen to Sample
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.

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24 Strawberry Fields Forever - Joe Anderson UListen to Sample
25 Slow Down - Crow

From 1969. Buckle your seat belts! - BobG

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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.

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28 Michelle - Matt Monro UListen to Sample
29 Got to Get You Into My Life - Earth, Wind and Fire UListen to Sample
30 Because - Across the Universe Cast UListen to Sample
31 While My Guitar Gently Weeps - Rrso Symphony Orchestra
32 Paperback Writer - 10cc
33 I Feel Fine - Sweethearts of the Rodeo

A shame the fine female country duo broke up.

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34 In My Life - Judy Collins UListen to Sample
35 Something - Frank Sinatra

You can hear his love for this song! (Not as good as the original but I do love Frank SO MUCH)

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

Isle Brothers did this song originally, not The Beatles

47 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

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48 I Am the Walrus - Jackyl UListen to Sample
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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