Saturday, 9 March 2013

More than 2,200 version of Yesterday

At one time the Guinness World Record book claimed that Yesterday was the most covered song, wit more than 2,200 versions known to exist.

Since then, they retracted that claim, saying that "Summertime" from the opera Porgy & Bess hass more than 3,000 recorded performances (although this is quite normal since many of these performances were live recorded.

Even so, 2,200 different versions for Paul McCartney's Yesterday is a huge feat.

Here are some of the best know cover versions:

Ray Charles
Frank Sinatra
Paul McCartney
Wet Wet Wet
Marianne Faithfull
Neil Diamond
Michael Bolton
José Feliciano
Udo Jürgens
Knut Kiesewetter (Gestern noch)
Peter Hofmann
Boyz II Men
Matt Monro
Richard Clayderman
David Essex
James Last
Ricky King
The Seekers
LeAnn Rimes
Dr. John
The Sandpipers
Barry Manilow
En Vogue
P.P. Arnold
Marvin Gaye
Tom Jones
Chris Farlowe
Tammy Wynette
Joan Baez
Gareth Gates
Horst Jankowski
European Sound Project
Count Basie & His Orchestra feat. Bill Henderson
The Supremes
The Fred Banana Combo
Cilla Black
Deborah Sasson
Christian Anders
Max Greger und sein Orchester
Shirley Bassey
Rolf Harris
Placido Domingo
Billie Jo Spears
The New Seekers
The Jay Five
Leon Haywood
Oscar Peterson
Jan & Dean
The King's Singers
Maestro Rolando de Piano
The Moments
Michael Heck (Gestern noch)
The Sylvers
Gladys Knight & The Pips
Michel Legrand
Paul Kuhn & The SFB Big Band
The Impressions
Orchester Anthony Ventura
Hugues Aufray (Je croyais)
Ryan Shaw
Dionne Warwick
Freda Payne
Ferrante & Teicher
Nelson Riddle
Bobby Goldsboro
Will Tura
Luiz Bonfá
Syd Lawrence and His Orchestra
Lou Rawls
Bo Katzman & The Katz Kids
Perry Como
Andy Williams
Liesbeth List (Gisteren)

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