Over 400 versions of Stand By Me have been recorded. But does Ben E. King's original or John Lennon's cover get your vote?
John Lennon's original version of 'Jealous Guy' is one of his most covered songs. But is it the best version or does Roxy Music's cover take that accolade?
Jealous Guy - John Lennon vs Bryan Ferry
Jealous Guy - John Lennon
The original version of Jealous Guy was written by John Lennon and appeared on his ‘Imagine’ album from 1971. It wasn't initially released as a single but in 1985, the song reached number 65 in the UK.
It's reported that Lennon wrote the song when he was in The Beatles ; it didn't make it onto any of their albums though, so Lennon used it with the lyrics changed to reflect on his relationship with Yoko, and how possessive he became of her while The Beatles were breaking up.
Jealous Guy - Roxy Music
In 1981, Roxy Music covered Jealous Guy as a tribute to Lennon, who was murdered on December 9, 1980. Their version went to number one in the UK.