What Song Has Been Covered The Most Times?
Arthur Brown's "Fire" has to be way up there
More (my video btw)
Also covered by AmGod, Pete Townshend, Die Krupps, ELP & The Ventures. Awesome song gets around huh?
What song can You come up with with the most covers? Links appreciated
Fire by Cirith Ungol
- Jimmy JazzLv 710 years agoFavorite Answer
I suppose the correct answer is Yesterday but I feel like I've heard a lot of versions of Baby, It's Cold Outside.
Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Jordan
KT Oslin & Barry Manilow
Dionne Warwick & Ray Charles
Dolly Parton & Rod Stewart
An unfortunate version by
Jessica Simpson & Nick Lachey
Doris Day & Dean Martin
Anne Murray & Michael Buble
Cerys Matthews & Tom Jones
Norah Jones & Willie Nelson
Carnie Wilson & Robert Palmer
Mae West & Rock Hudson
Dinah Shore & Buddy Clark
Margaret Whiting & Johnny Mercer
And on and on... It's gotta be up there with Yesterday.
- MickLv 710 years ago
Beatles - Yesterday
Most Covered Song: Beatles' 'Yesterday
Yesterday" is a pop song originally recorded by The Beatles for their 1965 album Help!. According to the Guinness Book of Records, "Yesterday" has the most cover versions of any song ever written. The song remains popular today with more than 3,000 recorded cover versions.
- 10 years ago
I can't believe no one said this, but it is Louie Louie. Forget Guinness. No other song even comes close.
"How many versions are there of LOUIE LOUIE?
That's a very intriguing question! In August 1983, a marathon celebrating the song was held at KFJC Radio in Los Altos Hills, California. For 63 hours, the event known as "Maximum Louie Louie" captivated local and international media alike, playing every known version of the song, encouraging others to deliver their own recording of the song up to the station, where it would find a guaranteed audience on the radio. At the time of the marathon, there were over 800 documented recordings of the song. Since that point in time, the number of known recordings has at least doubled, with the last count somewhere around the 1,600 range. At the headquarters of LOUIELOUIE.NET, we've done our best to document all known recordings, but it's a major challenge to keep up with all the variations."
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- 10 years ago
According to the Guinness Book of World Records Paul McCartney's "Yesterday" is the most covered song in history.
- IncursoLv 510 years ago
Paint it Black. The original was done by The Rolling Stones, has been covered by: The Agony Scene, The Black Dahlia Murder, The Mo-dettes, Vanessa Carlton, Skrewdriver, Glen Tipton, Avengers, U2, Deadsy, Sister Sin, VersaEmerge, The Unseen, Grip Inc., The Residents, and probably a few other bands.
- LucyLv 710 years ago
Probably not the most, but Summertime Blues by Eddie Cochran has a lot. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MeWC59FJqGc
The Stray Cats
The Beach Boys
The Flaming Lips
Little River Band
There are more, but I left out the ones by people I haven't heard of.
- Anonymous10 years ago
Knockin on heavens door ....
Guns n Roses
Sisters of mercy
- 10 years ago
It's either Eleanor Rigby or Yesterday by The Beatles
- Supersonic JocyLv 610 years ago