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 Showaddywaddy in five simple steps.
1. Beatles – A Hard Day’s Night
As featured in the film of the same name, the Beatles had a huge hit with this song worldwide, reaching the number one spot in both the UK and the US. Since that time it has been covered by numerous different bands and artists, including the following.
2. Supremes – A Hard Day’s Night
The Supremes covered a few Beatles songs in their time – including a full album! This version of A Hard Day’s Night can be found on their 1964 album A Bit Of Liverpool. It didn’t spawn any hits though. The first UK chart appearance from the Supremes was in September 1964 with the number 3 hit Where Did Our Love Go.
3. Tricia Penrose – Where Did Our Love Go
Tricia Penrose is an English actress who turned her hand to the singing game. Best known for being a cast member of Heartbeat, she released her version of the Supremes classic in December 1996, reaching a peak of only number 71 in the UK charts. She was not the only cast member of Heartbeat to have a hit in the charts.
4. Nick Berry – Heartbeat
Actor Nick Berry had released a single in the UK while he was appearing in Eastenders – Every Loser Wins, which reached number 1 in the UK charts. As the main star of TV programme Heartbeat, he had another chart hit with the theme tune, reaching number 2 in the summer of 1992. Heartbeat, of course, was originally by Buddy Holly, but it was also a chart hit for Showaddywaddy.
5. Showaddywaddy – Heartbeat
Showaddywaddy made a successful career out of performing old songs and racked up many UK chart hits with cover versions of classic songs. This one was no different, with their version reaching a peak of number 7 in September 1975.