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 Squeeze Up in five simple steps.
1. Beatles – Words Of Love
This Beatles track, with Ringo playing the ‘drum’ part on a suitcase, can be found on the Beatles album Beatles For Sale. The song itself was written by Buddy Holly.
2. Buddy Holly – Words Of Love
This Buddy Holly song was the only one that the Beatles covered for inclusion on their album. Many different bands and artists have covered Buddy Holly songs – for example, the Buddy Holly song Everyday was later covered by Don McLean.
3. Don McLean – Everyday
This Don McLean cover version of the Buddy Holly song Everyday was his third hit in the UK, reaching a peak of number 38 in April 1973. He enjoyed two number one hits in the UK – Vincent and Crying – but it is probably his debut chart hit, the number 2, American Pie that he is best remembered for. American Pie did reach number one though when it was covered by Madonna!
4. Madonna – American Pie
This Madonna cover version of the famous Don McLean song American Pie managed to chart higher than the original, reaching the number one spot in the UK charts in March 2000. Moving on now, there are plenty of songs that the Madonna has covered, and plenty of her songs that others have covered – like the following song.
5. Squeeze Up – La Isla Bonita
The Squeeze Up cover version of the Madonna song La Isla Bonita was recorded in 2005.