Song of the Week

I have always been a fan of George Benson. So when I was organizing my songs on my iPod, I found George Benson’s version of The Beatles‘ song “The Long and Winding Road” (video).

The Long and Winding Road” is a ballad written by Paul McCartney (credited to Lennon–McCartney) that originally appeared on The Beatles‘ album Let It Be. It became The Beatles’ 20th and last number-one song in the United States on 23 May 1970, and was the last single released by the quartet. “The Long and Winding Road” was listed with “For You Blue” as a double-sided hit when the single hit number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 in 1970. (from

So that got me to find what other artists covered this song and here is what I found. Here are some of them:

Side note:

This will tell you how much of a Beatles fan I am. I didn’t know that:

While the released version of the song was very successful, the post-production modifications to the song by producer Phil Spector angered McCartney to the point that when he made his case in court for breaking up The Beatles as a legal entity, McCartney cited the treatment of “The Long and Winding Road” as one of six reasons for doing so. (from

This was offered to Tom Jones in 1968 on the condition it be his next single. He had “Delilah” set for release so he turned down the offer, something he would later regret. (from

One of the last Beatles songs, Paul McCartney wrote this based on tensions within the band. (from


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