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 Yellow Umbrella in five simple steps.

1. Beatles – Cry For A Shadow

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9FacSNRBHk

This Lennon/Harrison penned song was a very early Beatles number. A version of it is on their Anthology album. It was originally recorded by the Beatles in Hamburg when they were recording songs with Tony Sheridan.

2. Tony Sheridan – Sweet Georgia Brown

This number was also recorded in Hamburg and has the Beatles playing back up band to singer Tony Sheridan. The song itself was an old one (even by then) having been recorded in 1932 by Bing Crosby.

3. Bing Crosby – Isle Of Innisfree

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GbOqYoclPoE

This song was the first Bing Crosby number to chart in the UK, reaching a peak of number 3 in November 1952. In 2007, thanks to downloads the song Little Drummer Boy charted which was sung by Bing Crosby and David Bowie.

4. Cure – Young Americans

This version of the David Bowie song Young Americans by the Cure was released on the 1992 release An XFM Compilation Album. Moving on now, there are plenty of songs that the Cure has covered, and plenty of their songs that others have covered – like the following song.

5. Yellow Umbrella – Boys Don’t Cry

The Yellow Umbrella cover version of the Cure song Boys Don’t Cry was released in 2003.