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 HIM in five simple steps.

1. Beatles – While My Guitar Gently Weeps

This George Harrison penned Beatles track was one of the stand outs on their White Album, not just because of the song itself, but also because it features the guitar playing of Eric Clapton.

2. Eric Clapton – Swing Low Sweet Chariot

This Eric Clapton offering was the second UK chart hit he enjoyed as a solo artist, reaching a peak of number 9 in 1974. His first hit was the July 1974, number 7, version of I Shot The Sheriff.

3. Bob Marley – I Shot The Sheriff

It may be one of his most defining songs, but I Shot The Sheriff was never a hit for Bob Marley until downloads started being counted towards the chart, which forced this to belatedly hit the UK charts in 2005 reaching number 65. Bob Marley wasn’t the only person in his family to have a music career – his son is Damian Marley!

4. Damian Marley – Beautiful

This was the third chart appearance for Bob Marley’s son Damian in the UK charts and it reached a peak of number 39 in April 2006. Beautiful is quite a popular choice for a song title – the next song shares the same title.

5. HIM – Beautiful

Written by HIM star Ville Vito, this song was featured on the Finnish band’s 3rd studio album, the 2001 release Deep Shadows And Brilliant Highlights.