Friday, 30 December 2016

Songs with references to the Beatles

A lot of artists mentioned John Lennon in their songs, some other dedicated a whole song to the Beatles.
Here is a sample of 250 songs with references to the fab four: from Christmas songs to hate songs, from tributes to a section fully dedicated to the Paul is Dead conspiracy.
Famous artists like Prince, Bob Dylan, The Monkees, David Bowie, The Clash, Rolling Stones, Oasis and international band, all singing about the Beatles.


If you fancy listening at the full tracks, here's a 14 hours long video.
Scroll down for the track list.

PS: I am planning to make a part 2 of this video as I keep on finding new song, so, feel free to suggest any song unlisted in the video.



Online track list: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B40fY0x4GWZkaTR2TEREQmw2cW8/view

BEATLES REFERENCES and TRIBUTES:
Carefrees 0:10
Vernons Girls 2:15
Cinda Rella 4:15
Donna Lynn 6:30
Donna Lynn 8:48
Dora Bryan 11:03
Four Preps 13:24
Bobby Wilding 16:18
Johnny & The Hurricanes 18:48
The Angels 21:11
Judy and Duets 23:30
Bob Moline 25:49
Dell Randle - The Monkey And The Beatles - Skarari 28:10
Murry Kellum I dreamed I was a Beatle Memphis 30:37
R Dean Taylor - My Ladybug 33:48
Annie & The Orphans 35:35
Bonnie Brooks - Bring Back My Beatles To Me 37:36
Paula Lemmont 39:56
Swans - The Boy With The Beatle Haircut 42:19
Sonny Curtis - A Beatle I Want To Be 44:45
Ray Ruff And The Checkmates 47:18
Colin Anthony and the Beat Combo 49:12
Exterminator 51:36
Jekyll and Hyde 53:45
Sonny Bloch's Elephants 55:37
Scott Douglas the beatles barber 58:28
Al FIsher & Lou Marks 1:00:32
Rolf Harris 1:02:27
Gigi Parker and the Lonelies 1:05:41
Fondettes 1:08:08
Girls on the beach 1:10:13
Little Lady Beetles 1:12:09
Bulldogs 1:14:20
Bobby Comstock 1:16:37
Lil' Sally Plus The Ventures Welcome Beatles 1:17:07
Benny and the Bedbugs 1:19:23
Schoolboys 1:21:36
Mike Scott - Beatles Reunion Blues 1:24:23
Clash - London Calling 1:29:07
The Clash - 1977 1:32:30
Descendents - Catalina 1:34:09
Mott the Hoople 1:35:55
The Who 1:39:23
The Police 1:42:27
Bad Company 1:46:03
Sense Field 1:52:13
Liverpool Express 1:55:06
William Pear 1:59:21
Beady Eye - Beatles and Stones 1:59:51
Delaney & Bonnie 2:02:54
David Peel & The Apple Band 2:06:16
Bloodhund Gang 2:09:03
Monkeeys 2:12:04
Temptations - Ball of confusion 2:14:35
Billy Joel 2:18:46
Falco - The Sound of Musik 2:22:51
Korgis 2:27:07
House of Love - The Beatles and The Stones 2:31:12
Eric Burdon & The Animals 2:34:33
Outsiders 2:38:40
The Frost 2:40:58
Hindu Rodeo - Chasing The Beatles 2:44:37
Beta Band 2:49:40
Edwyn Collins - Doctor Syntax - The Beatles 2:53:22
Richard Orange- Beatlesque 2:58:47
Pete Sinfield 3:06:12
Tall Dwarfs 3:10:57
Billy Preston 3:13:45
Electric Light Orche tra 3:17:03
Daniel Johnston The Beatles 3:21:28
Sugarloaf 3:23:59
Lipstick 3:27:24
Joe Diffie - Bigger Than The Beatles 3:30:48
Cledus T. Judd 3:34:43
Weird Al Yankovic 3:38:35
Qworymen 3:41:46
Eurythmics Shame 3:45:36
Dream Academy - Life in A Northern Town 3:50:01
Devendra Banhart 3:53:50
Paul Simon The Late Great Johnny Ace 3:55:38
Blake Shelton 4:00:24
John Wesley Harding 4:04:10
Bill Clifton 4:09:30

FOREIGNERS:
Sweet Sixteen 4:12:18
Peter Belli & Les Rivals - Roll Over Beatles 4:14:29
Gerd Böttcher - Nur keine Beatle-Frisur 4:17:06
Ilya Slovesnik 4:19:36
Nicki und Nero 4:23:21
Karel Gott 4:25:51
Laurent Voulzy 4:28:14
Philippe Chatel 4:32:19
Acda en De Munnik 4:37:13
Gianni Morandi 4:39:40
Stadio 4:42:30
Elio - Beatles, Rolling Stones & Bo Dylan 4:47:36
Elio - Litfiba tornate insieme 4:50:17
Riccardo Cocciante 4:53:10
Andres Pajeres 4:56:57
Erasmo Carlos 5:00:02
Czestaw Niemen 5:02:43
Mara Landin 5:05:31
Elis Regina 5:08:31
Zezè DI Camargo & Luciano 5:12:28
Leno 5:16:01
Tex Haper 5:18:55
Flamingos - Mein Beatle Baby (USA) 5:22:50

SONGS NAMES:
Oasis - supersonic 5:25:05
Oasis - Morning Glory 5:29:46
Oasis - Don't Look Back In Anger 5:34:50
Rolling Stones 5:39:37
Keith Green 5:43:32
Kasabian 5:46:48
Pink Floyd 5:52:37
David Bowie - young american 5:58:10
Frank Zappa 6:03:14
Porcupine Tree 6:05:29
JOHNNY RIVERS 6:10:54
Quarteto 1111 Ode To The Beatles 6:14:17
Moran the Beatles thing 6:17:25
Don McLean 6:20:14
Beatle-Ettes 6:28:48
Bush - Glycerine 6:30:46
Marie Laforêt 6:35:05
Franco Battiato Cuccurucucu 6:38:21
Franco Battiato stati di Gioia 6:42:28
Dream Theatre 6:45:35
Captain Beefheart 7:09:31

JOHN LENNON:
The Beatles 7:12:48
Ramones 7:15:46
Cranberries 7:19:32
Queens 7:22:15
David Bowie - Life On Mars 7:25:46
Yoko Ono No Bed for Beatle John 7:29:34
Tim Curry 7:34:15
Duncan Sheik - That says it all 7:38:18
Eighteen Visions 7:42:02
Arkells 7:45:53
Flaming Lips 7:49:57
Prince - Annie Christian 7:56:07
Lil Wayne 8:00:23
Bob Dylan - Roll On, John 8:05:14
Bob Dylan - Roll On, John (IMPRO) 8:12:35
Eltom John 8:15:45
Barclays James Harvest 8:21:07
Daubert & Holcombe 8:29:18
Neil Sedaka - The Immigrant 8:33:11
Klaatu 8:37:33
Susanna Hoffs 8:41:22
Cavern 8:45:39
Ellis Paul 8:49:45
Ben Linforf 8:54:13
Hamell on Trial 8:55:13
Libido Slave 8:58:45
Rainbo 9:02:39
Rosa Maria 9:06:20
Pedro Guerra 9:12:26
Odair Josè 9:16:26
Mashima Vremeni 9:19:06
Ney Matogrosso 9:23:01
Belchoir 9:25:42
Puhdys 9:30:46
Easy 9:34:30
Raznye Ludi 9:38:14
Tunai 9:43:34
Ruja 9:47:03
Peter Cromo - Ti pentirai 9:5:40
Автограф - Джон Леннон 9:53:35
Richie Sambora 10:02:05
Back Pack 10:06:12
Julian Lennon 10:10:38
Paul McCartney - Dear Friend 10:14:10
Paul McCartney - Dear Friend (reprise) 10:20:10
Paul McCartney - Here Today 10:20:58

PAUL McCARTNEY:
John Lennon - How Do You Sleep 10:24:24
Scissor Sisters 10:29:59
Marianne Rosenberg 10:33:45
Umas & Outras 10:36:16
Tony Hazzard 10:38:52
Michel Delpech 10:40:40
Valery Yarushin 10:44:19
Deti 10:49:03
Tracy Steel-A Letter To Paul 10:52:48

PID:
Mystery Tour 10:54:56
Zacherias & The Tree people 10:59:30
Werbley Finster 11:02:41
Billy Shears and the AllAmericans 11:05:56
Terry Knight 11:08:52

RINGO STARR:
George Martin 11:14:25
Bonnie Jo Mason (Cher) 11:17:39
Three Blonde Mice 11:19:26
Ella Fitzgerard 11:21:53
Bon Bons 11:23:43
Rolf Harris 11:25:42
Young World Singers 11:28:10
Young World Singers 11:30:48
Neil Sheppard 11:33:28
Dick Lord 11:35:45
Whippets 11:38:28
Weekends 11:40:34
Darlene Terri 11:42:41
Starlettes 11:44:49
Veronica Lee with the Moniques 11:47:19
Garry Ferrier 11:49:38
Chung & Doug 11:52:20
Lorne Green 11:54:36
Larry Finnegan 11:58:12
Dorie Peyton 12:00:28
BlackFish 12:02:12
Dead Milkmen 12:07:41
Happy Mondays 12:09:56
Young Fresh Fellows 12:13:34
Rainbows 12:17:39
Angie & the Chicklettes 12:19:47
James Kochalka Superstar 12:22:05
Allan Sherman 12:23:48
Nuovi Angeli 12:24:18

GEORGE HARRISON:
Udi Subudi 12:27:28
Frank Mills - Bojoura 12:31:12
Fernando Tordo 12:33:12
Kino 12:36:23

HATE:
Keith & Ken - The Beatles Got To Go 12:37:56
Matt McGinn - Ban The Beatles 12:40:00
Bug Men - Beatles You Bug Me 12:43:33
Gary Sanders - Ain't No Beatles 12:44:54
Brad Berwick - I'm Better Than The Beatles 12:48:22
Allan Sherman - Pop Hates the Beatles 12:50:22

BY THE BEATLES:
George Harrison - Fab 12:53:25
George Harrison - Living In The Material World 12:57:18
Ringo Starr - don't pass me by 13:02:39
Ringo Starr - Early 1970 13:07:59
Ringo Starr - Postcards from Paradise 13:10:18
Paul McCartney - That was me 13:13:42
Paul McCartney - My Brave Face 13:16:28
Paul McCartney - Early Days 13:20:11
John Lennon - I Know 13:24:31
John Lennon - God 13:28:19

HONOURABLE MENTIONS:
The Rutles 13:32:32
The Masked Marauders 13:36:19
Barenaked Ladies - Be My Yoko Ono 13:38:41
John Fred His Playboy Band-Judy In Disguise With Glasses 13:41:35
Casino Royale (Feat. Stefano Edda Rampoldi) - J.S.S. 13:44:23
New Fast Automatic Daffodils - Beatlemania 13:46:27
Oasis - Live Forever 13:51:18
Elio - Pipppero 13:56:16
D.B.M. - Disco Beatlemania 14:03:22
Santo & Johnny - El Blues De Los Beatles 14:09:34
Santo & Johnny - El Stomp De Los Beatles 14:11:50
Stars on 45 14:14:00
Danger Mouse 14:23:49
Jack Nitzsche 14:25:51
Lenore King -The Beatles Is Back 14:26:26
Ed Solomon - The Beatle Flying Saucer 14:28:55
Charlie - Best Ex-Beatle 14:31:00
Dave Hamilton & His Peppers - Beatle Walk 14:31:34
The Tributes 14:34:15
Robert Longo 14:36:47
Alan Gordon - I Ain't Gonna Cry Tonight 14:40:51
Flaming Lips 14:43:52


If you managed to read this far, you should also check out the episode #83  of Something About the Beatles. A very interesting weekly podcast:
http://somethingaboutthebeatles.com/83-john-lennon-memorialized/

Audio : http://somethingaboutthebeatles.com/?powerpress_pinw=968-podcast


Also, Professor Moptop in collaboration with SgtPepperChannel made a very interesting clip on Christmas songs about the Beatles.




Songs from Professor Moptop video:

"I Want A Beetle For Christmas"- Becky Dm Beck
"I Want A Beale For Christmas" - Parry Sad, And The Canadian VIPs
"I Want A Beetle For Christmas' - Jackie & Jill
 "I Want Ringo For Christmas" - The Four Sisters
"Christmas With The Beatles" - Judy & The Duets
"Santa, Bring Me Ringo" - Christine Hunter
"Santa, Bring Me Ringo" - Tich and Quackers
"Ringo Bells" b/w 'Twelve Days Of Christmas" - Three Blonde Mice
"The Beatles For Christmas"/"Ringo Bells" - Bobby Roberts and the Ravons


Song not included in this post (but coming soon):

Tina Allen - John, Paul, Ringo & George
The B.R.A.T.T.S. - Secret Weapon (The British Are Coming)
Patty Cakes - I Understand Them
Johnny Hampton - The Beatle Dance
The Roaches - Beatle Mania Blues
The Bagels - I Want To Hold Your Hair
The Japanese Beatles - The Beatles Song (Japanese Style
The Twiliters - My Beatle Haircut
Little Cheryl - Yeh Yeh, We Love 'Em All
Jessica Bell - Ode To Four
The Justice Department - Let John And Yoko Stay In The U.S.A.
Jack White - I Ain't No Beatle
Gene Cornish & The UnBeetables - I Want To Be A Beatle
Gerard Kenny & The New York Band - Get Back Beatles
Mike Oldfield - Moonlight Shadow ft. Maggie Reilly
Nina Simone - Revolution
Quartetto Cetra - Un disco dei Beatles
Rick Springfield- 3 Warning Shots
David Bowie - Afraid
Dick Lord -Like Ringo
Don Backy - Samba
Dschinghis Khan - The rocking son of Dschinghis Khan
Dynamite Hack - Boyz in the hood
FM static - Flop Culture
New radicals - I hope I don't give away the ending
Freddie Garrity - John Lennon
Achim Shultz - Bye Bye George Harrison
Grateful Dead - He's dead
Harry Nilsson - "There's No More Ringo Starr"
Kanye West - Gorgeous
King Crimson - Happy Family
Loreine Green - Ringo
Mark Hudson - His name was John
Mastodon - The Hunter
Ringo - Never without you
Ringo Starr - Liverpool 8
Oasis - The Shock Of The Lightning
Pink Floyd's Echoes
Radiohead - Paperbag Writer
Ricky Nelson - Garden Party
Three Dog Night - Never been to Spain
The Rifles - Rock the boat
Ryan Adams feat Norah Jones - Dear John
Sugar Loaf - We'll call you
The Jam - Start
Yoko Ono – Goodbye Sadness
Tem Ainda Caetano Veloso - it's a long way
Tavito -  Rua Ramalhete
Renato e Seus Blue Caps - Como a dez anos atràs
Toquinho - Imaginem
Gilberto Gil - Chukberry Fields Forever
14 Bis - Perdidos em Abbey Road
Beto Guedes - Conção do novo mundo
Caetano - Qualquer Coisa
Silvio Rodriguez - Quien Fuera
Alan Gordon (The Extragordonary Band) - I Ain't Gonna Cry Tonight
Betty Boo - Im on My Way
David Peel - B-E-A-T-L-E-S
Elton John - Regimental Sgt Zippo
George Harrison - Johnny's birthday
George Harrison - All those years ago
Beatles Song - Glass Onion
Beatles Song - i am the walrus
Ringo Starr - Harry's Song
Half Japanese - No More Beatle Mania
Hungária együttes - Visszatér a múlt
Meatmen - One Down, Three To Go
The Motions - Long Hair
The National - Don't Swallow the Cap
National Lampoon - Genius Is Pain
The People - Come Back Beatles
Peter, Paul & Mary  I Dig Rock & Roll Music
Professor Bug - Beatlemania Pts. 1 & 2
Rae Sremmurd - Black Beatles ft. Gucci Mane
The Residents- Meet The Residents
Rolling Stones - Let it Bleed
Scorpions - Speedy's Coming
Spiritualized - Come Together
The Teen Bugs - Yes, You Can Hold My Hand
The Barbarians - Are You a Boy or Are You a Girl
The Trixies -  We Love You Beatles
Tich and Quackers - Santa, Bring Me Ringo
Justin Timberlake - Murder (feat. Jay-Z) - YouTube
Jan and Dean - Linda
Stevie Wonder - What are you doing (from Mccartneys' album Tug of War), he sings "she loves you yeah yeah yeah"
Piccolo Coro dell'Antoniano - I Beagles

And as big finale I present you an Oasis special !


1 comment:

  1. These are the songs played on the podcast Something about the Beatles, chronologically:

    1969
    Rainbo, “John, You Went Too Far This Time”

    1970
    Feb: Blossom Dearie, “Hey John”

    Oct: Janis Joplin, “Happy Trails”

    Nov: George Harrison, “It’s Johnnie’s Birthday”

    1974
    Nov: Neil Sedaka, “The Immigrant”

    1981
    May: George Harrison, “All Those Years Ago”

    Jul: ELO, “21st Century Man”

    Aug: The Kinks, “Killer’s Eyes”

    Oct: The Knack, “Sweet Dreams”

    The Puhdys, “Hey John”

    1982
    Mar: Elton John, “Empty Garden (Hey Hey Johnny)”

    Apr: Paul McCartney, “Here Today”

    May: Queen, “Life is Real (Song for Lennon)”

    1983
    May: Mike Oldfield, “Moonlight Shadow”

    Nov: Paul Simon, “The Late Great Johnny Ace”

    1985
    Nov: Elton John, “The Man Who Never Died”

    1990
    Mar: Barclay James Harvest, “John Lennon’s Guitar”

    1996
    Apr: The Cranberries, “I Just Shot John Lennon”

    2003
    Apr: Gerry Marsden, “Much Missed Man” (written and performed by Phil Boardman in 1981)

    2008
    Oct: Oasis, “I’m Outta Time”

    2012
    Sep: Bob Dylan, “Roll on John”

    2015
    Oct: Peter Noone, “I Can’t Imagine (a Tribute to John Lennon)”

    Unreleased
    Freddie Garrity, “John Lennon”I

    Joan Baez, “Sgt. Pepper’s Band” (no existing recording, performed live once with Grateful Dead)

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