Beatles Cover Versions

Tina Turner - Help!

May 24 2023 Legendary Tina Turner Died

Besides all the hits and live performances that made Tina a legendary singer, she also covered several Beatles songs that were received well. Most are produced together with her husband Ike Turner.
After she diforced him, as solo artist in 1984 Help! was released on lp and single.
Her version of Help! sounds like a personal cry for help and seems to be influenced by the troublesome life she had with her ex-husband Ike Turner.

 

Help! - Tina Turner



 

Give peace a chance

Give peace a chance 4 March 2022 at 08.45 AM, over 100 European radio stations broadcasted "Give peace a chance" by John Lennon (1969).
The radio stations broadcasted this all at the same time to give listeners hope. It was even broadcasted in Ukraine.
The statement of John was recorded live in a hotelroom in Montreal Canada. During the seventies it had great impact on anti Vietnam-war protests.
Of course, "Give peace a chance" also has been covered.
Here you will find some more...

 

Louis Armstrong, 1970

 

Covering Beatles songs

Not Beatles

Songs of the Beatles have been covered since 1963, and sometimes in huge numbers. Thousands of these Beatles covers can be found here, in selections of media lists, songs, or performing artists. All these items contain at least one Beatles Cover Version.

 

A hard day's night

A hard day's night

To remember its release at 1964-07-10 in the UK

UK and European versions of A Hard Day's Night accompanied the A hard day's night film but the LP has more songs than could be seen and heard in the film. The film is about a popular band with all problems of being populair. Fans followed them everywhere and made normal life almost impossible. It looked like a group with problems created by Beatlemania. Futuristic because in 1966 popularity and screaming fans made it impossible for the Beatles to give live concerts... Text and melody still makes the titlesong often covered...

Tracks and Cover Versions

Sleeve Tributes

 

Tributes

 

Sleeve tributes

The selection of tributes shows that it was not only just the Beatles' music that had influence on other artists. The Beatles' album sleeve art had huge impact and still is an object for parodies.

Covers and Beatlemania

 

Although the first Beatles single Love me do (october 5, 1962) has been covered in 1962, in 1963 there is a quick growing number of cover songs of Beatles songs. At first there are the translations, released in the language of the musicians own country's language. But soon we also see covers in genres like Jazz, Soul, Classical, Humor etc.
It all meant a wider view on the melodies and texts of Beatles songs. These releases also added to the impact of Beatlemania.

Most covered

Most Covered
Top ten covered songs over several periods.

 

8906 Unique Cover Versions

2907 Artists (covering Beatles songs)

1679 Items with Beatles Cover Versions

Statistics

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Beatles Cover Versions over the years

 

The statistics pages give an idea about how the covering of Beatles's songs changed over the time. What songs are popular and in which year a certain song is more covered than others. And yes, the amount of Beatles cover versions seems to be endless.