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 Eddy Smets in five simple steps.

1. Beatles – Everybody’s Trying To Be My Baby

There are two versions of the Beatles doing this song. This one is the one from their album Beatles For Sale, and they also have a version on their Live At The BBC album. The song was written by, and originally performed by Carl Perkins.

2. Carl Perkins – Everybody’s Trying To Be My Baby

Songsmith Carl Perkins wrote many songs that would later be covered by other bands. This one, later done by the Beatles, featured on the 1957 album Sun Dance Album Of Carl Perkins. While signed at Sun Records, Carl Perkins was a member of a (super)group known as the Million Dollar Quartet, alongside Elvis Presley.

3. Elvis Presley – Can’t Help Falling In Love

Has anyone ever come close to matching the chart career of Elvis Presley? No, and no one will ever! Anyway, this song here was just another number one hit in the UK for Elvis Presley, reaching the top spot in February 1962. Next up is a random Elvis Presley cover version!

4. Roy Orbison – She Wears My Ring

This Roy Orbison version of She Wears My Ring, also recorded by Elvis Presley, can be found on his album Crying. Anyroads, there are plenty of songs that Roy Orbison has covered, and plenty of his songs that others have covered – like the following song.

5. Eddy Smets – Crying

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The Eddy Smets cover version of the Roy Orbison hit Crying can be found on the 1982 album Only One Love In My Life.