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 Lush in five simple steps.
1. Beatles – I’ll Cry Instead
This Beatles classic was released on their 1965 album A Hard Day’s Night – the first Beatles album to be fully written by the band themselves! Anyway, it has been covered a few times since, including a live version that was released as the B-Side to the following song.
2. Billy Joel – An Innocent Man
This Billy Joel song was released as a single in the UK in early 1984 and reached a peak of number 8. The one and only UK number one hit that Billy Joel enjoyed was in October 1983 when Uptown Girl hit the top spot – a feat it would also do in March 2001 when covered by Westlife.
3. Westlife – I Have A Dream
This number from Westlife was released as a single in the UK in December 1999 and became their 4th number one hit single. It had originally been a number 2 hit in the UK in December 1979 when originally released by ABBA.
4. ABBA – Waterloo
This was the song that launched ABBA to worldwide supremacy. It was the Swedish entry in to the 1974 Eurovision Song Contest and romped home. It also hit the number one spot in the UK in April of that year. Since then plenty of bands and artists have covered songs by ABBA – next up is a random ABBA cover version!
5. Lush – Hey Hey Helen
This Lush cover version of the ABBA song Hey Hey Helen can be found on the Lush album Gala.