WHO COVERED IT BETTER? (BEATLES EDITION)

According to Slate’s Dan Kois, Stevie Wonder’s “We Can Work It Out” is the best Beatles cover out there:

Stevie Wonder and his cover of “We Can Work It Out,” not only the best Beatles cover of all time but the only one that is definitively better than the Beatles’ original.

Now…my first response to this claim can be summed up as “OH, WORD?”

To my mind, as good as Stevie’s cover is, it’s in competition with at least two other covers from the same era: Al Green’s “I Want To Hold Your Hand” and Aretha Franklin’s “Eleanor Rigby.” Showdown!

Who wins? You decide.

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  1. One of my favorite “micro-genres” is soul/jazz/funk covers of Beatles tunes. There must be hundreds. My money amongst the three in the poll is on the Aretha joint but for the bass line alone. However, my favorite all time has to be the Stevie/Syreeta future-baroque version of She’s Leaving Home. It’s mind bendingly emotive and weird at the same time.

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