Covers of Beatles hits

Following a recent round in my quiz of cover versions of Beatles song that were written by any members of the group, I was asked how many songs have been hits that are covers of songs the Beatles also had hits with rather than just album tracks. Well, there were 35 in total including one The Beatles charted with eventually in the digital era.

Artist Title Year Peak
Ella Fitzgerald Can’t Buy Me Love 1964 34
Matt Monro Yesterday 1965 8
Marianne Faithfull Yesterday 1965 36
Peter Sellers A Hard Day’s Night 1965 14
Otis Redding Day Tripper 1967 43
Joe Brown With A Little Help from My Friends 1967 32
Young Idea With A Little Help from My Friends 1967 10
Ray Charles Yesterday 1967 44
Ray Charles Eleanor Rigby 1968 36
Joe Cocker With A Little Help from My Friends 1968 1
Wilson Pickett Hey Jude 1969 16
Shirley Bassey Something 1970 4
Stevie Wonder We Can Work It Out 1971 27
David Cassidy Please Please Me 1974 16
Rod Stewart Get Back 1976 11
Four Seasons We Can Work It Out 1976 34
Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel Here Comes The Sun 1976 10
Dollar I Wanna Hold Your Hand 1979 9
Tina Turner Help 1984 40
Ferry Aid Let It Be 1987 1
Wet Wet Wet With A Little Help from My Friends 1988 1
Bananarama La Na Nee Nee Noo Noo Help 1989 3
Candy Flip Strawberry Fields Forever 1990 3
Wet Wet Wet I Feel Fine 1990 30
Michael Jackson Come Together 1992 3
Tom Jones and Dave Stewart All You Need Is Love 1993 19
Smokin’ Mojo Filters Come Together (War Child) 1995 19
Wet Wet Wet Yesterday 1997 4
Blackstreet (Money Can’t) Buy Me Love 1997 18
Spiritualized Come Together 1998 39
Sam & Mark With A Little Help from My Friends 2004 1
Glee Cast Hello Goodbye 2010 48
Glee (Season Two) I Want to Hold Your Hand 2011 74
Arctic Monkeys Come Together 2012 21
Gary Barlow & The Commonwealth Band Here Comes The Sun 2012 59

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