Something – Beatles

July 8, 2021

Today’s song of the day, “Something,” grabbed the top spot on the Billboard 100, number 4 in the UK, and has been covered by over 150 artists, making it the most covered Beatles song, second only to “Yesterday.” 

Fun Facts 

  • At the time “Something” was written, Harrison was restricted to two songs per album and felt disrespected by Lennon and McCartney.
  • Something, along with “Here comes The Sun” — also on Abbey Road, announced Harrison as a serious songwriter in his own right and is Rolling Stone Magazine’s 278th Greatest Song of All Time.
  • Harrison is joined by John Lennon on piano, Paul McCartney on bass, Ringo Starr on drums, and Billy Preston on Hammond organ.
  • Harrison initially offered “Something” to Joe Cocker and helped Cocker record a demo at Apple Records.
  • Beatles producer George Martin was originally unimpressed with “Something.”
  • “Something” was recorded by the Beatles after Harrison quit and returned to the band.
  • Harrison told McCartney his bass playing was “too busy” during the song’s recording and asked him to rerecord it. McCartney refused.
  • Paul McCartney and Eric Clapton played Something at the Harrison memorial “Concert for George.”

Lyrics 

(LyricFind)

Something in the way she moves

Attracts me like no other lover

Something in the way she woos me

I don’t want to leave her now

You know I believe and how

Somewhere in her smile she knows

That I don’t need no other lover

Something in her style that shows me

I don’t want to leave her now

You know I believe and how

You’re asking me will my love grow

I don’t know, I don’t know

You stick around, now it may show

I don’t know, I don’t know

Something in the way she knows

And all I have to do is think of her

Something in the things she shows me

I don’t want to leave her now

You know I believe and how

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