Is it possible to link from the Beatles to any other band or artist in the world in only five steps? There is only one way to find out. This one links from the Beatles to Bettye Swann in five simple steps.

1. Beatles – Across The Universe

This John Lennon penned Beatles classic appeared on their Let It Be album. Although it was never released as a single in the UK that has not stopped many other band and artists covering it. Anyway, next up is a random Beatles cover!

2. Black Crowes – Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds

This Black Crowes version of the Beatles classic appears on the soundtrack for the film I Am Sam. The first ever chart appearance in the UK for the Black Crowes was the number 45, September 1990, hit (number 39 when re-released the following year) Hard To Handle, which was originally by Otis Redding.

3. Otis Redding – Hard To Handle

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWro3NHs9_E

This Otis Redding track was his second last hit single in the UK, reaching a peak of number 15 in July 1968. His first hit was the song My Girl which reached a peak of number 11 in November 1965, it was also a hit for the Temptations.

4. Temptations – My Girl

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4P1x7Yy9CXI

The same year as Otis Redding took his version to number 11 in the UK charts, the Temptations were taking their version to number 2! Anyroads, there are plenty of songs that Temptations have covered, and plenty of their songs that others have covered – like the following song.

5. Bettye Swann – Don’t Look Back

The Bettye Swann cover version of the Temptations hit Don’t Look Back was released in 1967.