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 Come Ons in five simple steps.
1. Beatles – I Wanna Be Your Man
This Lennon and McCartney penned song, with vocals from Ringo Starr was featured on their album With The Beatles. Next up is a random Beatles cover version!
2. Otis Redding – A Hard Days Night
This Otis Redding version of the Beatles song A Hard Days Night can be found on his album The Immortal Otis Redding. One of the biggest hits Otis Redding had in the UK was with the song Respect, later made famous by Aretha Franklin.
3. Aretha Franklin – Call Me
Aretha Franklin’s first chart hit in the UK was her version of Respect reaching a peak of number 10 in June 1967. This song her was featured on her 1970 album The Girl’s In Love With You. It shares its name with the following song.
4. Blondie – Call Me
This song was the 4th of 6 number one hits that Blondie enjoyed in the UK, reaching the top spot in April 1980. Anyroads, there are plenty of songs that Blondie have covered, and plenty of their songs that others have covered – like the following song.
5. Come Ons – Rip Her To Shreds
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The Come Ons cover version of the Blondie song Rip Her To Shreds can be found on the 2001 album How Many Bands Does It Take To Screw Up A Blondie Tribute.