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 Toy Division in five simple steps.
1. Beatles – That’s All Right Mama
Written by and originally performed by Arthur Crudup, the Beatles recorded their version of the song in the early 1960’s for the BBC and it is available on their Live At The BBC Album. It has also been recorded by Elvis.
2. Elvis Presley – That’s All Right Mama
Arguably the song that started it all for Elvis Presley. His version of the Arthur Crudup penned song was recorded in the 1950’s but it didn’t become a hit until it was available for download in 2004 when it reached number 3 in the UK charts. During his Sun Records day Elvis was a member of the Million Dollar Quartet, along with Johnny Cash.
3. Johnny Cash – Personal Jesus
This offering from Johnny Cash was released as a Double A-Side with the song Hurt in the UK charts in 2003, reaching a peak of number 39. It was originally written and performed by Depeche Mode.
4. Depeche Mode – Just Can’t Get Enough
This was the third single released in the UK by Depeche Mode and became their first top 10 hit when it reached a peak of number 8 in September 1981. Anyroads, there are plenty of songs that Depeche Mode have covered, and plenty of their songs that others have covered – like the following song.
5. Toy Division – Personal Jesus
The Toy Division cover version of the Depeche Mode song Personal Jesus can be found on the 2003 album Budapest Resonance.