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 Selma 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 – Mamma Mia
This ABBA song was the 5th chart appearance in the UK, reaching the very top of the charts in December 1975. The big break for ABBA came from winning the Eurovision song contest in 1974 with the song Waterloo – next up is a random Eurovision song.
5. Selma – All Out Of Luck
The Selma song All Out Of Luck was the song that represented Iceland at the 1999 Eurovision song contest – it finished in 2nd place with 146 points.