Saturday, November 20, 2010

Favourite Beatles Covers

It was Beatles night on X-factor, which made me think, that despite their songs being covered almost endlessly there aren't that many cover versions that I actually like. I'm sure there's more, but after a bit of thought, I came up with this list.

1. With a Little Help from My Friends - Joe Cocker
2. We Can Work it Out - Stevie Wonder
3. I Want You (She's so Heavy) - Eddie Hazel
4. Helter Skelter - Siouxsie and the Banshees
5. Happiness is a Warm Gun - The Breeders
6. Ticket to Ride - Husker Du
7. Something - Booker T. and the MGs*
8. Drive My Car - Cristina
9. A Day in the Life - The Fall
10. Here, there and Everywhere - Emmylou Harris

* Booker T and the MGs covered most of "Abbey Road" on "McElmore Avenue" mostly in 2 long medleys. The whole album is excellent.

1 comment:

Gregling said...

Ewww how I hate Joe Cocker, and Siouxise's 'Dear Prudence' is better than 'Helter Skelter' IMHO but the rest is lovely stuff.