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 Hawksley Workman 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. Clash – Heartbreak Hotel

This Clash cover version of the Elvis Presley hit Heartbreak Hotel can be found on their album Golden Bullets. Anyroads, there are plenty of songs that The Clash have covered, and plenty of their songs that others have covered – like the following song.

5. Hawksley Workman – Bankrobber

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The Hawksley Workman cover version of the Clash song Bankrobber can be found on the 2003 album White Riot Vol One – A Tribute To The Clash.