It's always been a tall task to cover the Beatles. Frank Sinatra called 'Something' "the greatest love song ever written," then went out, night after night, and put a hurting on it: "You stick around, Jack, it might show." If the Chairman of the Board couldn't do the song justice, where does that leave Telly Savalas?
Goldie Hawn, 'A Hard Day's Night'
For misguided Beatles covers, look no further than producer George Martin's retirement tribute to his own work, which featured the likes of Robin Williams and Jim Carrey mangling the Fab Four canon. Here the mother of Kate Hudson attempts a kittenish lounge version of a rambunctious rocker. At one point she ad-libs the word "switcheroonie." Seriously.
Ozzy Osbourne, 'In My Life'
After a lifetime of convincing Satanic dalliance, Ozzy reveals himself as just another sentimental old goat, with a voice to match. "Some undead and some are living ..."?
Sean Connery, 'In My Life'
Can't resist a second dip into the hapless George Martin tribute: We'll go with this sublimely ridiculous soliloquy by the real-life Groundskeeper Willie. Seems James Bond's voice is also licensed to kill.
William Shatner, 'Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds'
Just like Steve Allen's absurd recitation of rock 'n' roll lyrics like 'Be Bop a Lula,' Shatner's spoken-word rendition of 'Lucy' made a complete (if inadvertent) mockery of John Lennon's psychedelic imagery.
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