COVER VERSIONS OF BEATLES SONGS


What Goes On
Written By John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Richard Starkey
the only song by the band credited to Lennon-McCartney-Starkey
Last update: Thursday, March 25, 2021

What Goes On is featured as the eighth track on their sixth British album Rubber Soul
The song was later released as the B-side of the US single Nowhere Man and then as the tenth track on the North America-only album Yesterday and Today

The Beatles - What Goes On + 1965 Yesterday and Today Capitol


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8-Bit BeatlesWhat Goes On
(Rubber Soul: Drive My Car + Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown) + You Won't See Me + Nowhere Man + Think For Yourself + The Word + Michelle + What Goes On + Girl + I'm Looking Through You + In My Life + Wait + If I Needed Someone + Run For Your Life)
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Abbey RoadWhat Goes On+ 1994 Enjoy The Beatles!NF^JL-PM-RS^
Abbey RoadWhat Goes On+ 2011 CD Enjoy The Beatles Discoloco
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Augusto Righetti
(Augusto Righetti E Il Suo Charly's Team)
(Augusto Righetti And His Charly's Team)
What Goes On
(Rubber Soul in Italian: Fammi fare un giro + Se ritornerai + Non mi vedrai + Il paese che non c'e + La parola + Michelle + Che cos'hai + Girl + Se abbassi gli occhi + Rimani soltanto tu + Vuoi + Se restassi solo + Cara mia)
+ 1966 LP Al Charly Max - Canta I Beatles In Italiano Carosello PLP 310 (Italy)
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Baby RockstarWhat Goes On
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+ 2014 CD Lullaby Renditions Of The Beatles: Rubber Soul Helisek Music Publishing HMP 0243
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Baja BugsWhat Goes On+ live from the 2014 Beatles Fair at the Queen Bee's Art and Cultural Center in San Diego CA
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BeatlegrassWhat Goes On+ 2007 Beatlegras Vol. 2 Gemidaco
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Beatles Revival Band
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(The Beatles Revival Band - Frankfurt)
(The Beatles Revival Band Frankfurt)
What Goes On+ 2006 Beatles Songs Unplugged MerktonNF^JL-PM-RS^
Beatles Revival Band
(BRB)
(The Beatles Revival Band - Frankfurt)
(The Beatles Revival Band Frankfurt)
What Goes On+ 1994 CD Beatles Songs Unplugged Merkton / Aris 767988 (Germany)
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BluestoneWhat Goes On+ 2015 Digital What Goes On
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Boo Heredine & Eddi ReaderWhat Goes On+2006 Rubber Folk: A Tribute To The Beatles Gott Discs
+ 2006 CD and Digital Rubber Folk: A Folk Tribute To The Beatles Idol / Delphonic Records
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B-SidesWhat Goes On+ 2009 Beatles Tribute: A Dedication To Rubber Soul and Lennon, McCartney, Ringo and Harrison Big Hits Records
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Caballero Reynaldo
(Caballero Reynaldo & Rebeca Ibanez)
What Goes On+ 2016 Digital Ringomania Hall of Fame Records HOF-129-CD
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Charles River Valley BoysWhat Goes On+ 1966
+ 2006 Beatle Country Rhino/Elektra
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Classic Rock RevistedWhat Goes On+ 2012 Digital Beatles Covers From Rubber Soul Strings Attached Music
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Coverbeats
(Heiko Effertz)
(Ian Cussick)
(Max Cohen)
(Ian Cussick, Heiko Effertz)
(Ian Cussick, Heiko Effertz, Max Cohen)
(Magical Mystery Project, Dirk Zuther, Ian Cussick)
What Goes On+ 2009 Wish We Were The Beatles A Tribute To Rubber Soul
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De Jaeltes
[Netherlands]
What Goes On
(Wat Gaat Aan) (Dutch) [F]
+ 2020 Digital Rubber Zool
+ Listen or download at http://elsing.wixsite.com/jaeltes
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DiegoWhat Goes On+ 2012 Digital The Beatles' Butcher 5
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EstradasphereWhat Goes On+ Live March 3, 2005 - The Catalyst Atrium, Santa Cruz CANF^JL-PM-RS^
FlintlocksWhat Goes On+ 1966 7inch single Decca F.12412 (UK)*^JL-PM-RS^
FlowmotionWhat Goes On+ Flowmotion (now True Spokes) live at The Tractor Tavern in Seattle, WA. - On October 28, 2011, Flowmotion covered the entire Rubber Soul album by The Beatles, from start to finish. For more videos from this concert, check out Goat Light Entertainment: http://www.youtube.com/mrjacobmiller*^JL-PM-RS^
Frankie MoranWhat Goes On+ 2012 The Beatles Complete On Ukulele Rubber Soul
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Glendale One featuring The B-Town HornsWhat Goes On+ 2014 Digital Live At Asylum Artists Proximity Alert
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GottoWhat Goes On+ Live at Avanti Beatles Night Vol.5 2015.08.15*^JL-PM-RS^
GrabbarnaWhat Goes On+ 2014 iTunes Pumpa upp syltenNF^JL-PM-RS^
GrassmastersWhat Goes On
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+ 2007 BeatleGrass - Karaoke Disk Eyes Productions*^JL-PM-RS^
GrassmastersWhat Goes On
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+ 2003 Digital Beatlegrass Karaoke Disk Eyes
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GrassmastersWhat Goes On
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+ 2003 Digital BeatleGrass Disk Eyes
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Hannah BrownWhat Goes On+ 2015 Digital and CD Rubber Soul Rebound King's Walk Hall Of Fame
+ Hear Here: https://kingsheathwalkoffame.bandcamp.com/releases
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Joe Val & the New England Bluegrass BoysWhat Goes On+ 2002 Bluegrass Goes to Town- Pop Songs Bluegrass StyleNF^JL-PM-RS^
Karaoke KidsWhat Goes On+ 2007 Beatlegrass Kids Karaoke Disk Eyes ProductionsNF^JL-PM-RS^
Kate WatabayashiWhat Goes On+ 2004 / 2007 Digital Beatlegrass: Kids Meet The Beatles Disk Eyes Productions
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Klaus Beyer
(Klaus-Peter Beyer)
What Goes On
(Was Geht Vor) (German) [F]
+ 2001 CDr Gummie Seele Amsel Records TON JA! 3006 (Germany)
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Laptop InstrumentalWhat Goes On
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+ 2014 The Beatles Instrumental Collection Vol 4
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Link Montana & The Rough RidersWhat Goes On+ 2007 CD VA Cape Cod Covers Vol. 2: The Beatles Sedgewick
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MentlesWhat Goes On+ 2008 CD Tribute To The Beatles Universal Music Korea DK 0537 (South Korea)
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Nitty Gritty Dirt BandWhat Goes On+ 2003 Uncle Charlie And His Dog Teddy Capitol NashvilleNF^JL-PM-RS^
Northern Spys
(Mike & Ted Feat. The Northern Spys)
(Mike Reynaud & Ted Reynaud)
What Goes On
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Octavio Cavalli & Max GonzalezWhat Goes On+ 2009 Digital The Remakes Vol. 1 Recorded In Rex Studio (Buenos Aires, Argentina) between September and December 2009
+ 2009 Rubber Soul (The Remake)
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Off Our RockerWhat Goes On+ 2017 CD and Digital Children At Play CD Baby
+ http://www.offourrocker.biz/#
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OrphanWhat Goes On+ 1974 LP More Orphan Than Not
London Records XPS 645 (US)
London Records SHU 8745 (UK)

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Plastic SoulWhat Goes On+ 2014 Digital Anime di gomma (Un viaggio con i Beatles di Rubber Soul)
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RangzenWhat Goes On+ 2006 A Beatles Tribute: Rangzen Live at the Abbey Road Studios - 2011 CD Matteo De Angeli
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RangzenWhat Goes On+ (Live Repertorio: A Day In The Life + A Hard Day's Night + And Your Bird Can Sing + Ask Me Why + Baby's In Black + Back In The Ussr + Bad Boy + Birthday + Blackbird + Can Not Buy Me Love + Come Together + Day Tripper + Dear Prudence + Dig A Pony + Do Not Bother Me + Do Not Let Me Down + Dr Robert + Drive My Car + Eight Days A Week + Get Back + Getting Better + Glass Onion + Golden Slumbers + Got To Get You Into My Life + Happiness Is A Warm Gun + Help! + Helter Skelter + Here Comes The Sun + Hey Bulldog + Honey Do Not + I Am The Walrus + I Call Your Name + I Do Not Want To Spoil The Party + I Feel Fine + I Got A Woman + I Saw Her Standing There + I Should Have Known Better + I Wanna Be Your Man + I Want To Hold Your Hand + I Want You + I'll Be Back + I'll Cry Instead + If I Fell + If I Needed Someone + I'm A Loser + I'm Down + I'm Looking Trough You + It Won't Be Long + I've Got A Feeling + I've Just Seen A Face + Kansas City + Love Me Do + Love You To + Lucy In The Skies With diamonds + Magical Mystery Tour + Matchbox + Mother Nature Son + Nowhere Man + Old Brown Shoe + One After 909 + Paperback Writer + Penny Lane + Please Please Me + Polythene Pam + Rain + Revolution + Rock And Roll Music + Roll Over Beethoven + Run For Your Life + Sgt Pepper's (Reprise) + Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band + She Came In Trough The Bathroom ... + She Loves You + She Said She Said + She's A Woman + Slow Down + Some Other Guy + Strawberry Fields Forever + Taxman + Tell Me What You See + Thank'you Girl + The End + The Night Before + The Word + Things We Said Today + This Boy + Ticket To Ride + Tomorrow Never Knows + Twist And Shout + We Can Work It Out + What Goes On + When I Get Home + With A Little Help From My Friend + Yer Blues + You Can Not Do That + You Know My Name + You Really Got A Hold On Me + You're Going To Lose That Girl + You've To Hide Your Love Away) x^JL-PM-RS^
Ringo StarrWhat Goes On+ 2008 Live On Tour KOCH Records*^JL-PM-RS^
RutlesWhat Goes On
Easy Listening
+ 2014 CD Live + Raw East Central One INNESCD2 (UK)
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Seldom SceneWhat Goes On+ 1988
+ 1993 A Change Of Scenery Sugar Hill Records
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S'Moores
(Moore Bros)
What Goes On+ 2015 Digital S'Moores The S'Moores
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Steve FunkWhat Goes On+ Recorded on the 18th September 2012NF^JL-PM-RS^
Suburban SkiesWhat Goes On+ 2009 Ringo*^JL-PM-RS^
Sufjan StevensWhat Goes On+ 2005 This Bird Has Flown A 40th Anniversary Tribute To The Beatles' Rubber Soul
+ 2007 CD A Tribute To The Rubber Soul Album By The Beatles Silver Star Records 55015
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Sufjan StevensWhat Goes On+ 2005 CD VA This Bird Has Flown: 40th Anniversary Tribute To Rubber Soul Razor & Tie 82498 (US)
+ 2006 CD VA This Bird Has Flown: 40th Anniversary Tribute To Rubber Soul ZYX Music 207622
+ 2006 CD VA This Bird Has Flown: 40th Anniversary Tribute To Rubber Soul ZYX Music 20762
+ 2007 CD VA A Tribute To The Rubber Soul Album By The Beatles Razor & Tie SIS 550015-2 (Germany)
+ Digital
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Teresa, Thomas & Kilian (Aerolite)What Goes On+ Recorded on the 18th September 2012*^JL-PM-RS^
Trio HellWhat Goes On+ 1990 CD The Marriage of Heaven and Hell Sound & Vision CD SP 22309
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TsugulingWhat Goes On
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Tyler LyleWhat Goes On+ 2015 Digital Looking Through You - A 50th Anniversary Tribute To The Beatles' Rubber Soul Reimagine Music
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Tyler LyleWhat Goes On+ 2015 Digital VA Looking Through You: A 50th Anniversary Tribute To The Beatles' Rubber Soul Reimagine Music
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Unknown VA (Synergy 24)What Goes On
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+ 2005 CD Beatlesgrass Film Chest / Synergy Distribution GRASS024

+ Amazon review:
Playing Time 30:36 - A REVIEW OF THE ENTIRE 15-CD GRASS SERIES - What an ambitious project from a new kid on the bluegrass block, two-year-old Synergy Entertainment in New York! The Grass Series boasts a total collection of 15 albums that tapped professional Nashville-based bluegrass artists to cover the music of various bands and musicians from other genres. Produced by Donald Marrow, their intent is to present contemporary rock, pop and gospel in an acoustic bluegrass format. I would highly recommend that you start with the "Best `uv Grass" 14-song sampler (running just over 40 minutes) with one hand-picked favorite track from each album in the entire collection.

So just who are these Grassmasters who were hired for the session work? There's some impressive talent among the lineup, and then there are also a few pickers who could've been more proficient in the bluegrass idiom. Tommy White (dobro) is one master musician who appears on all 15 albums. Those who appear on a majority of the 15 releases include Billy Hullett (guitars), Tammy Rogers (fiddle, mandolin), Hoot Hester (fiddle, mandolin), Fred Newell (mandolin), Vic Jordan (banjo), Daniel O'Lannerghty or Charlie Chadwick (bass). Andrea Zonn fiddles on a third of the albums, and she evens provides some short-lived smooth vocalizing on two albums in the series. Where there are multiple players of the same instrument or various vocalists, liner notes don't clearly indicate who is playing on what cut. Every once in awhile, the moon and stars align and a few special renditions jump out at you. More often, however, the goal of producing a large volume of material in a short period of time seems to have led to problematic issues with arrangement, instrumentation, or presentation.

There are a few things to be aware of about the Grass Series. The earlier releases (StonesGrass, BeatlesGrass, EaglesGrass and FleetwoodGrass) have no vocals at all. These four in the series (as well as AeroGrass) also include Bob Mater's drums. He's steady, but bluegrass aficionados may want this primarily instrumental music without percussion and just let the mandolin chop the backbeat. BeatlesGrass could've used some stronger banjo work. Interestingly, liner notes don't provide a credit for the banjo in the mix of the DeadGrass project. Vic Jordan (most likely) must've been forgotten that day!

With the exception of the 15-song KidsGrass and 14-song Best'uvGrass, the other CDs each offer twelve selections. Buyers should be aware that they range from a low of 28 minutes (ElvisGrass) to nearly 49 minutes worth of music (EaglesGrass). While the former includes some refrains courtesy of The Jordanaires, the song arrangements are short and typically only about two minutes apiece. While the latter has a number of 4- and 5-minute renditions of Eagles tunes, there are no vocals. Where's the happy medium that provides for thoughtful, creative arrangements with both instrumental and vocal prowess?

With their slogan of "Please Keep on the Grass," this series is worth checking out if you're in search of mostly instrumental bluegrass covers of the material. Comparing The Grass Series to the CMH Label's "Pickin' On" Series, it appears that the former stays closer to a traditional bluegrass sound with no electric instruments, and little percussion as noted above. Also, the "Pickin' On" series features musicians from a greater geographic area than just Nashville. Their consistency in quality may be more variable whereas the "Grass Series" has a constant of the same producer and core group of top Nashville session musicians (with special guests as needed for each production's specific needs).

For Beatles music done bluegrass style, check out the Charles River Valley Boys' "Beatles Country," that earns my unqualified recommendation (you can hardly go wrong with Joe Val singing these hits).

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Weeklings
[New Jersey]
What Goes On+ 2014 CDr First Album no label US)
+ Sold only at live gigs where the band's members appeared; most of the tracks later appeared on an updated release with newer songs
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Will Taylor & Strings AttachedWhat Goes On+ 2010 CD / on demand CDr Acoustic Rubber Soul: Songs Of The Beatles Strings Attached Music
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Zippy KidWhat Goes On+ 2016 Digital Caoutchouc Soul: A Tribute To The Beatles Russian Troknyuk is Superstar's Label no number (Ukrane)
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