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 Chairlift in five simple steps.
1. Beatles – Cry For A Shadow
This Lennon/Harrison penned song was a very early Beatles number. A version of it is on their Anthology album. It was originally recorded by the Beatles in Hamburg when they were recording songs with Tony Sheridan.
2. Tony Sheridan – Sweet Georgia Brown
This number was also recorded in Hamburg and has the Beatles playing back up band to singer Tony Sheridan. The song itself was an old one (even by then) having been recorded in 1932 by Bing Crosby.
3. Bing Crosby – Isle Of Innisfree
This song was the first Bing Crosby number to chart in the UK, reaching a peak of number 3 in November 1952. In 2007, thanks to downloads the song Little Drummer Boy charted which was sung by Bing Crosby and David Bowie.
4. David Bowie – Changes
Despite being one of David Bowie’s best known songs this one was never a hit in the UK and only reached a peak of number 41 in the US. Anyroads, there are plenty of songs that the David Bowie has covered, and plenty of his songs that others have covered – like the following song.
5. Chairlift – Always Crashing In The Same Car
The Chairlift cover version of the David Bowie song Always Crashing In The Same Car was released in 2010.