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Trivia Q & A # 24 – 2019

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Q. What are the Top 5 Most Covered Songs of All Time?

A. The 5 Most Covered Songs of All Time are:

‘Yesterday’ by The Beatles. Its entry in Guinness World Records states that, by January 1986, 1,600 cover versions had been made.

‘(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction’ by The Rolling Stones. Few artists have been able to match Mick Jagger’s use of tongue or Keith Richards’ rock’n’roll fortitude. Many artists, on the other hand, have covered this song. The list includes Britney Spears, Vanilla Ice, Devo and Jimi Hendrix.

‘Cry Me A River’ by Julie London. This torch song was originally written for Ella Fitzgerald, but went to Julie London in 1955. Since then, it has been covered by Shirley Bassey, Barbra Streisand, Joe Cocker, Etta James, Michael Bublé, and many others.

‘Imagine’ by John Lennon. This one has been covered by everyone from Elton John, to David Bowie, Queen, Ray Charles, Joan Baez Avril Lavigne, Lady Gaga, Pink, and the list goes on.

‘Over The Rainbow’ by Judy Garland // ‘What a Wonderful World’ by Louis Armstrong.
This one is a tie, as a Hawaiian lad by the name of Israel Kamakawiwo’ole came up with the idea of mixing the two songs. After that, everyone else did the same. But Over The Rainbow has by itself been covered by Willie Nelson, Eva Cassidy, Eric Clapton, and everyone on American Idol.

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