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Beatles Covers: The Number One Hits

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If you're a digital music freak like me, you understand that The Beatles are absolutely, without a doubt, the largest gap when it comes to downloadable and streaming music content on the Internet.

I have built many playlists around this unfortunate fact.

Try doing a number one hits, or a most influential playlist without the Beatles. It's like going to a football game without the fourth quarter, or going on a date without a kiss. Sure it can be fun, but it's always incomplete.

The Beatles are, after all, the undisputed most important band to ever breathe oxygen on planet Earth. 

For this playlist I faced the problem head on. I looked at all 21 number one hits the Beatles had in America and then found the very best cover versions available on Rhapsody.

I have assembled these covers in chronological order, starting with the Beatles very first hit in America, "I Want To Hold Your Hand" and ending with their last, "The Long And Winding Road".

The end result is an interesting mixed bag of Beatles interpretations and some of the most easily recognized melodies in history.

It will have to keep us content until that glorious day when the Beatles catalogue is available online.

 

The Playlist:

1. I Want To Hold Your Hand - The Smithereens

2. She Loves You - Salsa Kids

3. Can't Buy Me Love (Album Version) - Michael Buble

4. Love Me Do - Flaco Jimenez

5. A Hard Day's Night - Otis Redding

6. I Feel Fine - The Ventures

7. Eight Days A Week - The Gants

8. Ticket To Ride - The Carpenters

9. Help - The Damned

10. Yesterday - Marianne Faithfull

11. We Can Work It Out - Stevie Wonder

12. Paperback Writer - Sweet

13. Penny Lane - Paul Jones & The Good Guys

14. All You Need Is Love - Echo & The Bunnymen

15. Hello Goodbye - Los Papines

16. Hey Jude - Wilson Pickett

17. Get Back - Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

18. Come Together - Delbert McClinton

19. Something - Joe Cocker

20. Let It Be - Nick Cave

21. The Long And Winding Road - Ray Charles

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