“The Needle and the Damage Done” written by Neil Young and released February 1, 1972. This song has been covered 34 times to date. There has been much talk about safe-injection sites here in London, Ontario, and elsewhere not to mention the opioid crisis, so this song seems to be as relevant now as it was 46 years ago.
Just to give some perspective, he is eclipsed by of course by Bob Dylan at 275 songs covered, The Beatles at 192 and the Rolling Stones at 141. That being said the number of actual cover 'versions' is another thing with some of these artists having just one song covered by hundreds of other singers. Nevertheless an impressive number for old Neil.
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