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 Carpenters in five simple steps.

1. Beatles – A Day In The Life

A Day In The Life is one of the most well known Beatles songs that was never a hit single for the band. It is the closing track on their 1967 album Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band. Since being released it has been covered numerous times, including the following.

2. Carl Barat & Pete Doherty – A Day In The Life

Carl Barat & Pete Doherty got back together in 2007 to record this version for the BBC who were marking the 40th year anniversary of the Sgt Peppers album. Both Carl Barat and Pete Doherty used to be members of the Libertines.

3. Libertines – Can’t Stand Me Now

Of the 6 chart hits the Libertines enjoyed in the UK this was the biggest selling, reaching a peak of number 2 in August 2004.  It was written by Carl Barat, Pete Doherty and Mark Keds. The latter of which was also a member of the band the Wildhearts.

4. Wildhearts – Sick Of Drugs

As a member of the Wildhearts, Mark Keds has had a much more prolonged chart career than with the Libertines, having first charted as far back as 1993. Sick Of Drugs was the bands biggest hit, reaching a peak of number 14 in 1996. Their last chart hit in the UK was with a song called Top Of The World, which is also the title of the following.

5. Carpenters – Top Of The World

No relation to the Wildhearts hit of the same title other than sharing the same title. The Carpenters took this song to a peak of number 5 in the UK charts in 1973.