Under The Covers: Other Artists Covering Beatles Songs: ‘I Want To Hold Your Hand’- Al Green. ‘I Want To Hold Your Hand’ was released a stand alone single in the UK- in the US in early 1964 of course it was a huge #1 hit but was also included on Meet The Beatles. Nowadays you can find it on the collection of singles and b-sides which never made the original British albums- Past Masters I. Here is an incredible cover by the great Al Green from 1969. This cover is included on the re-issue of Al Green’s second album – Green Is Blues album’s in 2009.