The Originals: Songs Of The Beatles: “Roll Over Beethoven”- Chuck Berry. The first song on side 2 of The Beatles second album With The Beatles- “Roll Over Beethoven” was written and performed originally by one of their big 1950’s rock and roll influences -the great Chuck Berry. John, Paul and George were big fans of “Roll Over Beethoven” before there was even a group called The Beatles. Berry recorded the song in 1956- and it would become one of the classics of rock and roll- one of the most covered rock songs ever. Rolling Stone magazine in their 500 Greatest Songs Ever list- had Chuck’s “Roll Over Beethoven” as the 97th greatest song ever. The Beatles version was sung George Harrison.