They Say It’s YouTube’s Birthday: Ten Cool Covers Of Beatles Songs In An Eleven Song List
Happy Fifth Birthday YouTube. When I was Five years old, I asked my parents for a Beatles’ album. In that spirit, here are 11 BEATLES songs plucked from the Fab YouTube, Ten of them are good, one of them is horrible. They are in no particular order. Goo Goo Goo Tube!
First we have Paul McCartney himself, covering “Birthday” in Quebec!
Franz Ferdinand doing “It Won’t Be Long”
Regina Spektor gently tackles the Lennon/Threetles hit “Real Love”
The Fab Faux (with Will Lee and Jimmy Vivino) on David Letterman doing an eerily accurate “I Am The Walrus”
Elliott Smith (audio only) with a lovely “Because”
Elvis Costello at Live Aid doing “All You Need Is Love” backed only by a guitar, a chorus box and thousands of Wembley patrons…
Fiona Apple, I believe backed by Jon Brion, with a nicely distressed “Across The Universe”
Matthew Sweet & John Hiatt really get into “If I Needed Someone”
Michael Hedges, sadly departed, left us with so many great moments, like here on “While My Guitar Gently Weeps”
And if you think THAT was great, listen to Jake Shimabakuru do it on ukulele…eventually.
Happy Birthday to you.