song was written by Burt Bacharach and was originally sung by Dusty Springfield
for the first Casino Royale soundtrack in 1967. Nina Simone, Marvin Gaye and
The Zombies are some famous names that
have since covered the song.
Blackbird by The Beatles:
songs have a charm in them which evidently draw people’s attention. This pretty
song has been covered by Dave Grohl at the Oscars, plus Eddie Vedder and Bobby
McFerrin sang it too.
Summertime by Abbie Mitchell:
Mitchell originally sang the song for the opera Porgy and Bess in 1935, but
Janis Joplin’s version is probably the most well-known version of the song.
And I Love Her by The Beatles:
‘A Hard Day’s Night’ album, this is one of the Beatles' earlier works. Since
then it has been reworked by Bob Marley, Barry Manilow and a bunch of others.
Over The Rainbow by Judy Garland:
sang in The Wizard of Oz, Dorothy probably didn’t guess how popular the song
would be. The Hawaiian version by Israel Kamakawiwo’ole, which is mixed with
‘What a Wonderful World’, is by far the most played one in recent years.
Imagine by John Lennon:
is an endless list of singers who have sung this one. Joan Baez, Queen, Ray
Charles, Elton John have all given their personal touch to Lennon's famous
Cry Me A River by Julie London:
jazzy and bluesy song was initially written for Ella Fitzgerald but Julie
London gave a life to it in 1955.
Eleanor Rigby by The Beatles:
a surprising choice, looking at The Beatles’ other hits, but it’s been covered
over 100 times by artists like Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin and most
surprisingly The Swedish metal band Pain.
Satisfaction by Rolling Stones:
many artists have been able to match Jagger’s voice and Richards ’rock’n roll,
but many have covered this song. Britney Spears, Vanilla Ice and Jimi Hendrix
are in the list.
Yesterday by The Beatles:
to the Guinness Book of World Records, this song was covered seven million
times in the 20th century. Joan Baez, Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Liberace,
En Vogue, Boyz II Men, and Daffy Duck are just some of the artists who, for
better or worse, covered this song.