Top 10 Most Covered Beatles Songs

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The Top 10 most covered Beatles songs are 1. Yesterday 2. Hey Jude 3. Eleanor Rigby and more. The fab four have been covered by many artists over the years.

The Beatles were an English Rock Band formed in 1960. The group comprised John LennonPaul McCartney, George Harrison, and ;Ringo Starr.

They have released 12 studio albums, 5 live albums and 36 EPs. The Beatles have sold around 600 million records worldwide they are known as the best-selling music act of all time.

The group have won 7 Grammys from 21 nominations which includes the Life Time Achievement award in 2014. The band disbanded in 1970.

Most Covered Beatles Song

Songs Covered:Times Covered:
Yesterday310
Hey Jude220
Eleanor Rigby240
Michelle208
Let It Be190
A Hard Day's Night184
I Want to Hold Your Hand151
Something148
She Loves You147
I Love Her137

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1. Yesterday

Yesterday by the Beatles is their most covered song ever with 2,200 cover versions. The song was composed and written by Paul and credited to Lennon-McCartney.

The song was released in August 1965 as the first single from the album Help! Yesterday is about a sadness after breakup in a relationship. The singer here remembers the day before when they were together.

She left him because of something he had told to her. According to McCartney and the Beatles Biography Paul composed the melody in a dream.

He was scared that he subconsciously plagiarized someone's else work. For a month Paul went on asking people in the music industry if they had heard it before and if nobody claimed it after a week he would have it.

After being convinced he started writing the lyrics along with Lennon they named the song Scrambled Egg at first. It took months to complete the song and find a suitable title.

Yesterday was inducted into the Grammy Hall Of Fame in 1997. At present, it is the most covered song in history.

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2. Hey Jude

Hey, Jude song by the Beatles has been covered the second-most times. The track came as non album single in August 1968.

This song was a number-one hit in many countries while in the U.K. it became the years top selling single. Paul McCartney wrote this song to comfort John Lennon, son Julian.

The lyrics of Hey, Jude tells us to look at the positive aspect of a sad situation. The song also encourages Jude to find love.

The song was released on The Beatles' own Apple record for the first time. The handwritten note of Hey, Jude was brought into auction by Julian Lennon in 1996.

The auction of handwritten notes was announced in a 2002 auction by Chisters in London. Paul took out the court order to stop the auction by saying that the note was stolen from his London home.

McCartney made this song a key part of his solo live show after the band stopped performing.

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3. Eleanor Rigby

Eleanor Rigby is a risk taken by the band with genre shift has been most covered. This song came out in the year 1996 from the album Revolver.

This is a song about loneliness and describes the journey of a woman who is alone and works in a church. She was promised a place in heaven after she died but it is revealed that it didn't happen.

The melody also refers to the band taking a risk and moving on to another genre. This is the song where none of the Beatles play an instrument.

It is said to be one of the greatest songs by the group. Eleanor Rigby won the Best Contemporary Rock and Roll Vocal Performance Male, at Grammy Awards in 1966.

The song was produced by George Martin and credited to Lennon McCartney. The song was primarily written by Paul McCartney.

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4. Michelle

Michelle became one of the most popular songs in France and today it is one of the best Beatles cover songs. The song came out from their album Rubber Soul.

The song was released as a single in European countries and as an EP in France. The part of lyrics from the ballad are sung in French.

It ranked number one in Belgium, France Norway, and New Zealand. Michelle also became the most recorded Beatles song.

Paul composed Michelle on his first guitar and it is one of his oldest compositions. The song is said to be inspired by the country song.

Michelle attracted a dozen cover versions within it's release year. The song was announced as the Song of The Year 1967 in Grammys.

Even the popular artists of the time made cover versions of the song in their own way. Some of the artists even had a place for it in their albums.

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5. Let It Be

One of the most covered songs of the Beatles, Let It Be was released on March 6, 1970. It came out as a single and alternative in the album.

Let It Be is also the title track from their last album. The song was written by Paul when he felt isolated as the only member wanting to keep the group together.

The song is told to be inspired by Paul's mother who died when he was 14. The song was thought to be a departure song that came as a farewell to the band.

The lyrics are telling you have to let go during the darkness, there is hope of light on the other side waiting for you. In life, you have to accept the change even if you are scared.

Paul, during an interview, said that the lyrics can be interpreted any way the people like. However many think this is an inspirational song telling us to move on during hard days.

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6. A Hard Day's Night

Beatles A Hard Day's Night has been covered by most artists. The song came as the soundtrack for the movie of the same name in 1964.

John said during an interview the song was composed in one night as he was having a competition with Paul. It took them three hours to polish the song for final release.

The lyrics speak about the singer's devotion to a lover and how he is working to give her everything. He may be tired but all the tiredness goes away with his lover by the side.

The song won the Grammys for Best Performance by a Vocal Group. The single topped the chart to set a record for both album and single holding the number one position in the UK and U.S.

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7. I Want To Hold Your Hand

I Want To Hold Your Hand is the Beatle's best-selling single. It became the group's first American hit entering the Billboard Top 100.

The single was released on different dates in the UK and the U.S. The advance order of the copy exceeded 100 million in the UK.

With I Want To Hold Your Hand entering the Billboard Top 100 British music started gaining popularity in The United States. The lyrics portrayed the feeling of a lover wanting to hold the hand of the person he loves most.

The song has been heard by many as the cover version but the original version came from the Beatles. The song was released in the year 1963. It was recorded using the four-track instrument.

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8. Something

Something received a dozen high-profile covers which included Elvis Presley. The song was released from the album Abbey Road in 1969.

The band guitarist, George Harrison wrote the song which received great appreciation from others. This song is considered a love song for Harrison's first wife.

Something is a love song dedicated to a lover. The lyrics display the affection towards a person whom he is in love with.

The person doesn't want to leave his lover knowing that there won't be anybody like her. If she wants to know the love will grow she will have to wait and see.

George was not sure about giving the song to the Beatles and had offered it to other artists. In the meantime, he got the confidence to offer it to the Beatles which turned out to be a great decision.

The band members loved the song and decided to release it as a single from the album.

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9. She Loves You

Many artists recorded a version of She Loves You in the early 1960s. The song was released in 1963 and set several records in the UK.

She Loves You is referred to as the band best best-selling single in the 1960s. The song stayed on British Top 20 from August 1963 to February 1964.

The song laments the story of a guy who thought he had lost his girl, but his friend informs him that she loves him. In the song, we can also see a friend advising him to leave the pride and apologize as it is difficult to find a girl like her.

The song was an instant hit in the UK but they were not known in America. In February 1964 Beatlemania took hold and it became a huge She Loves You became a huge success in the U.S.

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10. And I Love Her

As with many Beatles songs, And I Love Her has been covered by various artists. Esther Phils released her version in 1965 with a role reversal titled And I Love Him.

Paul in an interview said that this love song doesn't have particular dedication for anyone. This song shows a love between two people where a guy is saying he loves his girl like no one does.

She also loves him the most and their love will never end. The song reached number 12 on Billboard's top hundred. Kurt Cobain and Cliff Richard also made the cover version of the song.

The Song received silver certification in the UK. And I love Her song was mostly written by Paul McCartney and credited Lennon-McCarney partnership.

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