The Best Beatles Covers: Rufus Wainwright, 'Across The Universe'


In honor of five decades of the Beatles’ influence on America’s music, we’re looking at some of the best covers of the Beatles’ songs.

On his 2001 album Poses, singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright covered “Across The Universe.” I have to admit: I wasn’t crazy about this song until I heard this version, with its layered harmonies and acoustic pop drive.