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 Swing Cats in five simple steps.
1. Beatles – The Long And Winding Road
The Long And Winding Road can be found on the Beatles album Let It Be and was the 20th and last number one hit for the band in the US. The Beatles never released it as a single in the UK but it did become a hit when covered by Will Young and Gareth Gates.
2. Will Young & Gareth Gates – The Long And Winding Road
Coming not long after coming first and second in Pop Idol, Will Young and Gareth Gates teamed up to record this cover version of the Beatles song The Long And Winding Road, taking it to number one in the UK charts in 2002. Earlier that year, Will Young scored a number one hit in the UK with his version of the Doors song Light My Fire.
3. Stevie Wonder – Light My Fire
This Stevie Wonder version of the Doors song Light My Fire can be found on the album My Cherie Amour. In 1974 Stevie Wonder had a number 15 hit in the UK with Living For The City, which was later recorded by Ray Charles.
4. Ray Charles – Living For The City
This Ray Charles cover version of the Stevie Wonder written song Living For The City can be found on the album Genius & Soul: The 50th Anniversary Collection. Anyroads, there are plenty of songs that Ray Charles has covered, and plenty of his songs that others have covered – like the following song.
5. Swing Cats – Hit The Road Jack
The Swing Cats cover version of the Ray Charles hit Hit The Road Jack can be found on the 2000 album Swing Cat Stomp.