Something
The Beatles
Beatles 1969 Something 45

Somewhere in her smile she knows
That I don't need no other lover
Something in her style that shows me

-  the second-most-covered Beatles song  -

1969
3
Year
Peak Chart Position
  • peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1969
  • Hot 100 chart debut: Oct 18, 1969
  • released as a double A-side single with "Come Together"
  • from the album Abbey Road (1969)
  • the first song written by George Harrison to appear on the A-side of a Beatles single
  • Harrison wrote it near the end of the White Album sessions but it didn't make it onto the record; he then offered the song to Joe Cocker, who recorded and released it on his 1969 album Joe Cocker! (Cocker's album also contained "She Came in thru the Bathroom Window")
  • ranks #278 on Rolling Stone magazine's 2010 list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time
  • the second-most-covered Beatles song behind "Yesterday"
  • on the record:
         George Harrison- lead vocals, lead and rhythm guitars, handclaps
         Paul McCartney- bass guitar, backing vocal, handclaps
         John Lennon- guitar, piano
         Ringo Starr- drums, handclaps
         Billy Preston- Hammond organ
         uncredited- twelve violins, four violas, four cellos, double bass
  • written by George Harrison; Harrison wrote the song on piano
  • produced by George Martin
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