Blogging from A-Z: Letter Y




“Yesterday”, written entirely (or almost entirely– read on) by Paul McCartney, is either the most, or second most, recorded song of all-time. (Guinness World Records claimed it was the most, but this has been contested with others claiming George Gershwin’s 1935 “Summertime” is the true owner of that mantle.) Whatever the case, to date, at least 4,000 different versions of the classic “Beatles” tune have been recorded by artists as diverse as Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, Liberace, Tammy Wynette, Daffy Duck (!), The Mamas and the Papas, Marvin Gaye, Ray Charles and Placido Domingo.

More “Y”s



12 responses to “Blogging from A-Z: Letter Y”

    1. Een van my ou geliefdes. Ek is nie mal oor Beatles nie maar die liedjie is besonders.


    1. Een van my geliefdes toe ek begin skoolhou het.

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  1. Both Yesterday and Summertime would have to be in my top 20 of favourite songs, regardless of who sang them – absolute classics, both.


    1. Yes, those were the days! Still ever green too.

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  2. Pragtige liedjie uit my yesterday’s years.


    1. Stem saam. Was ook n gewilde een toe ek begin skoolhou het doerdie jare!


  3. It’s such a beautiful song.


    1. It still is one of my favourites!

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  4. I think its in the top 5. I watched a documentary about it a couple of years ago.
    Most recorded song is actually “happy birthday”.
    If you don’t know this history or how it became to be a copywrited song, you should look it up.


    1. It was just interesting to see how many sang the song. It is one of my favourites. I’ll have a look at Happy Birthday and can imagine that it is the most recorded song.

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