Speaking of songs that shoulda been recorded by The Beatles, there have been quite a few down through the years that engendered a “that’s a Beatles tune” reaction. For me, anyway.
Sometimes it’s the melody, sometimes the chords, or the overall feel, or the sound of the singer’s voice. It can vary. It happened a lot in 70-71 when I was, like many (most?) people, still ticked about their breakup.
Cheap Trick’s If You Want My Love You Got It
Argent’s Hold Your Head Up
Gerry Rafferty’s Baker Street, and his Steeler’s Wheel’s Stuck In The Middle With You
America’s Goldenhair – guess that was the George Martin production?
Yes’s Love Will Find A Way
Pretty much everything by Badfinger
Then of course, you had the solo work by the four fabs. On the stronger songs, you couldn’t help but wish for a better backup band. Well, I couldn’t anyway.