There are nearly 250 Beatles covers here. That adds up to more than 14 hours of music. So, you could hop in your car and drive from Los Angeles to Portland, Oregon without hearing the same song twice.
I’ve put it in alphabetical order, so it’s easy to find a specific song. (At least I thought I did, but that’s not the way it’s showing up in the embedded playlist.) If you’d just like to listen, I recommend putting it on shuffle and going along for the (ticket to) ride.
A few highlights:
- Otis Redding losing his mind on “A Hard Day’s Night,” live at the Whisky a Go Go
- Brad Mehldau’s perfect improvisations on “Because” and “Dear Prudence”
- Two very different versions of “Everybody’s Got Something to Hide Except Me and My Monkey” (Fats Domino and The Feelies)
- “Yesterday,” arranged for classical guitar by the contemporary Japanese composer Toru Takemitsu
- Youssou N’Dour performing “Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da”
- Johnny Cash’s wonderful and poignant “In My Life”
- William Shatner’s take on “Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds,” which is everything you’d expect it to be
- Speaking of L in the S with D, perhaps my favorite one of the whole bunch: The Flaming Lips featuring Miley Cyrus and Moby
- A not-so-subtly political “Happiness is a Warm Gun” by Tori Amos
- Several covers from Rita Lee, including “Here, There, and Everywhere” sung in Portuguese
- Plus: Bono, The Rolling Stones, Elvis Presley, Ray Charles, Phish, Michael Jackson, Yo-Yo Ma, Ella Fitzgerald, Aretha Franklin, The Beach Boys, David Bowie, Little Richard, Rufus Wainwright, Sonic Youth, She & Him, Tom Petty, and many many more.
As I said earlier, you’re welcome.