5 Famous Musicians Who Covered ‘Yesterday’ By The Beatles
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It’s not easy to cover a song so powerful and famous; it’s either you’re up there with the music or you’re going down. For something as huge as The Beatles’ song, it will be a massacre if you try to manipulate so without you being too careful.
Even in today’s music, “Yesterday” by The Beatles is still one of the most famous songs out there. Written by Paul McCartney and credited to the Lennon-McCartney partnership, it was produced first inside their Help! album and was also released as a single in the US. It is often cited to be the “most covered song in the history of music,” with renditions stretching across at least 2000. Prominent musicians have come and go to cover this fantastic ballad, and some of them are simply great. Below is a list of the 5 musicians who sounded great as they covered this gem from the Fab Four.
The teen performer took the audience’s breath away with her rendition of this amazingly great pop song. Her voice is quite flawless for the melancholic and rawness that the song emanates.
Ray Charles used his rich timbre to create his own unique take of “Yesterday.” Albeit his album didn’t succeed commercially, his work for the song is perfect, nevertheless.
With no doubt, every song given to Aretha Franklin would turn into a fantastic one. She’d done quite a few Beatles works throughout her entire career, yet nothing beats the supremacy of her voice inside Macca’s classic. She was able to put that much emotion inside this 2-minute track.
Elvis Presley nonchalantly performs the song during his Las Vegas shows, and he’s also a fan of The Beatles’ work, particularly this. While he was best considered to be the lads’ personal hero, in reality, the King of Rock and Roll wasn’t actually an admirer of their personas.
Out of the 2000+ versions, Marvin Gaye’s work of “Yesterday” is considered the best, at least for McCartney. The fresh take of Gaye’s version is included in his That’s The Way Love Is LP.