The Friday Mixtape: Beatles Covers Edition!

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Well, it’s (almost) the end of Beatles Week, and by now, it’s clear that many of you were just as excited about the remasters and video game as we were — Popdose has broken its own single-day traffic records twice this week — and as sad as we are to see the celebration end, we knew we had to finish our Fab Four tribute in style. And what better way, we ask you, than with a Friday Mixtape of Beatles songs — not the originals, mind you, and not the remasters, but covers done by other artists?

What we didn’t realize when we started assembling our little treat was just how many Beatles covers there are. In the course of a single afternoon, the Popdose staff put its hard drives together and came up with an even 100, and that’s just scratching the surface — but it does make for a pretty damn cool Friday afternoon playlist, doesn’t it?

Because none of us was willing to sit in front of a screen for several hours and build 100 links, we’ve done a couple of things to ease the burden: One, we’ve bundled up the whole compilation into a giant zip file; two, we’ve laid out the whole list here, and randomly selected 18 “singles” that you can grab a la carte.

Take a look, folks. More Beatles covers than you can shake a stick at, and some rather unexpected ones to boot. Enjoy — but be forewarned: in the interest of preserving our servers’ sanity, that big ol’ zip file won’t stay up for long. Get it while you can!

Bruce Springsteen – Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds
Black Keys – She Said, She Said
Aerosmith – Come Together
Al Green – I Wanna Hold Your Hand
Alison Krauss with Tony Furtado – I Will
Alvin & the Chipmunks – She Loves You
Annie Lennox – Don’t Let Me Down Live Unplugged
Aretha Franklin – Let It Be
Bar-Kays – A Hard Day’s Night
Barry Manilow – The Long And Winding Road
Bee Gees – She Came In Through The Bathroom Window
Bee Gees – You Won’t See Me
Big Daddy – A Day in the Life
Billy Bragg – She’s Leaving Home
Billy Joel – I’ll Cry Instead (live)
Billy Preston – Blackbird
Bobby Mcferrin – Blackbird
Bono and Secret Machines – I Am the Walrus
Brady Bunch – Love Me Do
Bryan Ferry – Shes Leaving Home
Chet Atkins – Can’t Buy Me Love
Cornershop – Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flo
Cowboy Mouth – Tomorrow Never Knows
Cristina – Drive My Car Long Version
Dave Matthews – In My Life (live)
David Bowie – Across the Universe
Del McCoury Band – When I’m Sixty Four
Diana Krall For No One
Dionne Farris – Blackbird
Dolly Parton – Help
Dwight Yoakam – Things We Said Today
Elvis Costello – Step Inside Love
Elvis Costello – You’ve Got to Hide Your Love Away
Elvis Presley – Hey Jude
Frankie Valli – A Day In The Life
George Martin with Celine Dion – Here There and Everywhere
Georgia Satellites – Don’t Pass Me By
Goldie Hawn – A Hard Day’s Night
Gomez – Getting Better
Gomez – Sun King
Gregg Allman – Rain (demo)
Guadalcanal Diary – And Your Bird Can Sing
Harry Nilsson – You Can’t Do That
Helloween – All My Loving
Invisible – Come Together
Jeff Beck – She’s A Woman
Jerry Garcia Band – Dear Prudence
Jimi Hendrix – Day Tripper
Joan Baez – Eleanor Rigby
Joe Jackson – Eleanor Rigby
Johnny Cash – In My Life
Keith Moon – When I’m Sixty-Four
Kim Weston – Eleanor Rigby
Low – Nowhere Man
Luca Columbo – Hey Jude
Lulu – Day Tripper
Lynden David Hall – All You Need Is Love
Marianne Faithfull – Yesterday
Matthew Sweet and Susanna Hoffs – Beware Of Darkness
Motley Crue – Helter Skelter
Otis Redding – Day Tripper (live)
Overwhelming Colorfast – She Said, She Said
Ozzy Osbourne – In My Life
Paul Weller – Sexy Sadie
Pearl Jam – I’ve Got A Feeling
Peter Gabriel – Strawberry Fields Forever
Phil Collins – Tomorrow Never Knows
PM Dawn – Norwegian Wood (The Bird Has Flown)
Ramsey Lewis – A Hard Day’s Night
Ramsey Lewis – Day Tripper
Ramsey Lewis – Dear Prudence
Rickie Lee Jones – For No One
Rod Stewart – Get Back
Rolling Stones – I Wanna Be Your Man
Rosanne Cash – I Don’t Want to Spoil the Party
Roy Wood – Lovely Rita
Roy Wood – Polythene Pam
Sacred Rite – Eleanor Rigby
Sam Phillips – I Wanna Be Your Man
Santo & Johnny – And I Love Her
Sheryl Crow – Mother Nature’s Son
Siouxsie and the Banshees – Helter Skelter
Sufjan Stevens – What Goes On
Temptations – Hey Jude
The Breeders – Happiness Is A Warm Gun
The Brothers Johnson – Hey Jude
The Feelies – Everybody’s Got Something To Hide
The Flying Lizards – Money That’s What I Want
The Pink Fairies – Tomorrow Never Knows
The Supremes – Come Together
The Swingle Singers – Strawberry Fields Forever
Tim Curry – I Will
Tom Jones – Hey Jude
Tommy Emmanuel – Beatles Medley
Type O Negative – Day Tripper Medley
U2 – Helter Skelter (Live)
William Shatner – Spleen Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds
Wilson Pickett – Hey Jude
XTC – Strawberry Fields Forever
Yo-Yo Ma and James Taylor – Here Comes The Sun

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