The Beatles have a few notable covers in their catalog. Plenty of artists have covered the Fab Four over the years, but which covers are the best?
With this ranking, we’ve taken the following criteria into consideration:
-Does the cover stick close to the original, or does it change up the arrangement?
-How does the cover measure up to the original? Does it, perhaps, surpass the original?
-Does the cover feature an outstanding vocal and/or instrumental performance?
With that in mind, here are twenty of the best Beatles cover songs ranked.
But First, The Latest Beatles News
On Feb. 20, it was announced The Beatles will be the subjects of a unique biopic movie series.
Per TheBeatles.com, the biopic movie series will be broken up into four separate feature films. Each film will tell the story of the legendary band from the perspective of each member. Tentatively, these films will receive a global theatrical release in 2027.
The series is the first time Apple Corps Ltd., The Beatles and their families/estates have agreed to such a project. This project has also acquired music rights permissions. The concept of this series was thought of by director Sam Mendes. He will be helming the films in a joint venture with Sony Pictures Entertainment and Neal Street Productions.
In a statement, Mendes said, “I’m honored to be telling the story of the greatest rock band of all time, and excited to challenge the notion of what constitutes a trip to the movies.”
One of the latest major film projects about the Fab Four was The Beatles: Get Back. The project was a lengthy three-part, six-hour documentary of the making of the Let It Be album. It was led by Academy Award-winning director Peter Jackson for Disney+.
The Beatles: Get Back was met with critical and commercial acclaim. The doc was nominated for and won five Emmy Awards. Among the honors it won were Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Series.