According to The Independent, Eleanor Rigby is the most covered song of all time. The initial work was composed by the Beatles and released both on the album Revolver and as a double A-side release with Yellow Submarine. A radio station once featured an entire 2 hour segment containing only Eleanor Rigby covers.
This favorite Beatles song of President Bill Clinton is in an unusual musical scale and possesses a poppy, upbeat feel along with somewhat doleful lyrics. Such a combination, along with the catchy string melody throughout, makes the song ripe for covers and artistic interpretation.
Below are a few examples of covers of the work from popular artists:
Aretha Franklin (1971)
Ray Charles (1984)
The Fray (2006)
However, the covers encompass all musical genres. From symphonic versions to hip hop remixes, all music lovers can find an Eleanor Rigby cover to enjoy.