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 Grace Jones 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, with 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. It has been covered many times including the following.
4. Shirley Bassey – Can’t Help Falling In Love
This version of Can’t Help Falling In Love from Welsh songstress Dame Shirley Bassey was recorded and released in 1976. Anyroads, there are plenty of songs that Shirley Bassey has covered, and plenty of her songs that others have covered – like the following song.
5. Grace Jones – Slave To The Rhythm
This Grace Jones song, later covered by Shirley Bassey, can be found on her album Island Life.