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.

 

Rubber soul

Rubber soul

To remember its release at 1965-12-03 in the UK

Rubber Soul is the first album completely filled with The Beatles own compositions. With Norwegian wood, Michelle and In my life it is a very much covered album. Just as the predecessor LP Beatles for sale the sleeve pictured The Beatles in a artificial way. Here no direct sleeve copies by other artists but the photo of The Beatles with their special haircut had an impact that can be seen on Mop Top tributes.

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.

 

8870 Unique Cover Versions

2894 Artists (covering Beatles songs)

1673 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.