For this morning's Brain Buster, CJ and JayCee asked this question: "Who did Paul McCartney intend to sing "Let It Be"?

The answer: Aretha Franklin. And, Aretha, in her Aretha way, decided to sit on the release of the song, so Paul's/Beatles' version was released first.

Others (according to Wikipedia) who have recorded the song:

  • Joe Cocker
  • Joan Baez
  • Ferry Aid (which included McCartney and others)
  • Noiseworks
  • Tori Amos
  • Judy Collins

Forgive me if any of this information is incorrect, as I am not a Beatles expert; blame it on Wikipedia and/or CJ.

Here is "Let It Be", in all of its Aretha glory:


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