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 James Eric in five simple steps.
1. Beatles – Across The Universe
This John Lennon penned Beatles classic appeared on their Let It Be album. Although it was never released as a single in the UK that has not stopped many other band and artists covering it, including the following.
2. David Bowie – Across The Universe
David Bowie’s version of the Beatles classic can be found on his 1975 album Young Americans. Also included on that album is the song Fascination which was written by both David Bowie and Luther Vandross.
3. Luther Vandross – Love The One You’re With
This Luther Vandross hit reached a peak of number 31 in the UK charts in November 1994. Earlier that year he scored a UK number 3 hit with the song Endless Love, which was a duet with Mariah Carey. In 1992 Mariah Carey scored a number 2 hit in the UK with her version of the following song.
4. Jackson 5 – I’ll Be There
None of the first 4 hits in the UK for the Jackson 5 managed to reach number one, although they all did in the US. This was their 4th release in the UK, reaching a peak of number 4 in November 1970. Anyroads, there are plenty of songs that the Jackson 5 have covered, and plenty of their songs that others have covered – like the following song.
5. James Eric – I’ll Be There
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The James Eric cover version of the Jackson 5 song I’ll Be There can be found on the 2009 album Our Bad – A Tribute To Michael Jackson.