10. Hey Bulldog - Dave Grohl And Jeff Lynne
It was a great day for Fab fans around the world when the Grammys Salute to the Beatles aired on NBC. Commemorating the band's first appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show, the entire night was a touching tribute to the band who made many of us love rock and roll. Nothing too spectacular came out of the star-studded covers, but Dave Grohl strapped on his guitar and gave us one of the best renditions of the group's "Hey Bulldog."
Originally taken from the band's soundtrack to their animated feature Yellow Submarine, the Beatles' version is by far one of the greatest pieces of hard rock they laid down during their classic period. Given his more energetic stage charisma, Grohl's performance of this song might not have as much swagger as John Lennon, but it sure as hell packs a punch. Right by his side is Jeff Lynne, whose work with ELO in the 70's gave the right sonic foil for Dave's raucous style.
Whereas most of the other covers of the night were either more subdued or extremely faithful renditions, this is what it would sound if the Beatles morphed into a punk band for a few minutes. It's probably not as grimy as something like the Sex Pistols, but a tune that goes this hard will make any hard rocker proud.