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Yesterday by the Beatles - The most covered song in recording history


FACTOLA: The consensus of Internet searches in 2018 is that "Yesterday" is the most covered song of all time. This is supported by The Guinness Book of World Records which states that Yesterday has been recorded by more than 3,000 artists.

Some of those Yesterday cover artists are Marvin Gaye, Ray Charles, La Lupe, Merle Haggart and Willie Nelson, Aretha Franklin, Joan Baez, Liberace, Bob Dylan, Placido Domingo, The Supremes, Adam Levine, Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, En Vogue, Boyz II Men and even Daffy Duck.

See SecondHandSongs for over 700 cover versions of Yesterday.


Yesterday, Written by John Lennon, Paul McCartney

Recording date June 14, 1965

Released on Help! Album, August 6, 1965, Parlephone/EMI







Yesterday, Side B of The Beatles, Dizzy Miss Lizzy/Yesterday

Release date 1965

Parlophone, 45 rpm




Yesterday, Side B The Beatles, Act Naturally/Yesterday

Release date 13 Sepember 1965 (US); 08 March 1976 (UK)

Capitol Records, 7-inch single 45 rpm

Recorded 14 June 1965 EMI Studios, London







1995 Rhino Records soundtrack which includes Daffy's cover of Yesterday - Click on album cover to listen











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