The Punkles - Let It Be (The Beatles Punk Cover) - Video
PUBLISHED:  Aug 11, 2011
From '' For Sale ''
Label: Punkles Records – PR001
Format: CD, Album
Country: Germany
Released: Apr 24, 2006

01. Back In The USSR
02. Come Together
03. Here Comes The Sun
04. I Wanna Be Your Man
05. The Continuing Story Of Bungalow Bill
06. Glass Onion
07. One After 909
08. Ostopus's Garden
09. Ob La Di Ob La Da
10. Let It Be
11. You Never Give Me Your Money
12. Sun King
13. Mean Mr. Mustard
14. Mean Mr. Mustard
15. She Came In Thru The Bathroom Window
16. Golden Slumbers
17. Carry That Weight
18. The End


"Let It Be" is a song by The Beatles, released in March 1970 as a single, and (in an alternative mix) as the title track of their album Let It Be.
It was written by Paul McCartney, but credited to Lennon/McCartney.
It was their final single before McCartney announced his departure from the band (by that time, Lennon had already left).
Both the Let It Be album and the US single "The Long and Winding Road" were released after McCartney's announced departure from and subsequent break-up of the group.

"Let It Be" holds the number-one spot on "The Fans' Top 10" poll included in The 100 Best Beatles Songs: An Informed Fan's Guide by Stephen J. Spignesi and Michael Lewis. The song is number three in the 100 Best Beatles Songs list, only behind "Strawberry Fields Forever" and "A Day In The Life", which is number one.

In 1987, the song was recorded by charity supergroup Ferry Aid (which included McCartney).
It reached No. 1 on the UK Singles Chart for three weeks and made the top ten in many other European countries.

McCartney said he had the idea of "Let It Be" after a dream he had about his mother during the tense period surrounding the sessions for The Beatles (the "White Album"). McCartney explained that his mother—who died of cancer when McCartney was fourteen—was the inspiration for the "Mother Mary" lyric. He later said, "It was great to visit with her again. I felt very blessed to have that dream. So that got me writing 'Let It Be'." He also said in a later interview about the dream that his mother had told him, "It will be all right, just let it be."

Selected cover versions

The first recording of the song to be released (even before the Beatles' version) was a cover by Aretha Franklin, in January 1970, on the album This Girl's in Love with You, along with her cover of "Eleanor Rigby".
John Denver recorded a solo acoustic cover of Let It Be on his album Poems, Prayers, and Promises.
Gladys Knight and the Pips released a version of the song on the tribute album Motown Sings The Beatles.
Ray Charles did a cover version of his 1977 album True to Life and performed it live on many occasions.
Joan Baez included "Let It Be" on her 1971 album Blessed Are..., and released the song as a single. The song also appears on her live album Diamonds & Rust in the Bullring, and she performed it at the Isle of Wight Festival 1970, as captured in the film Message to Love.
Leo Sayer covered the song for the 1976 ephemeral musical documentary All This and World War II.
Lesley Garrett sang an operatic version on her 2002 album The Singer.
A second instrumental rendition is from saxophonist Nelson Rangell from a compilation album album (I Got No Kick Against) Modern Jazz - Celebration of the Songs of the Beatles.
American Idol Season 7 finalist Brooke White covered the song on the Top 12 Beatles week. Her performance was well-received by the judges. A studio version of her performance was released on the iTunes Music Store as "Let It Be (American Idol Studio Version) - Single" in 2008. It was among the most downloaded singles of the season.
Kris Allen did a version of this song on the ninth season of American Idol on 25 February 2010. This song was made available on iTunes for download, with all proceeds going toward disaster relief for the Haiti Earthquake. On the chart week of 6 March 2010, "Let It Be" made a debut at #63 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart based on sales of the digital single. It has had sales of over 86,000 in the United States. Later that season Katie Stevens sang the song for the Lennon/McCartney Songbook theme week.
Australian rock band Noiseworks covered the song on their 1991 album Love Versus Money.
Canadian a capella band The Nylons covered the song in 1997 on their album Fabric of Life.
Johnny Maestro & The Brooklyn Bridge covered the song on their 2002 album Peace On Earth and on 2007's Songs Of Inspiration.
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