Something (Harrison)

Something was the first Beatles A-side written by George and is the second most covered Beatles song after Yesterday.


"Well no, I didn't (write it about Pattie); I just wrote it, and then somebody put together a video. And what they did was they went out and got some footage of me and Pattie, Paul and Linda, Ringo and Maureen, it was at that time, and John and Yoko and they just made up a little video to go with it. So then, everybody presumed I wrote it about Pattie, but actually, when I wrote it, I was thinking of Ray Charles." - George

"My personal favourite is the version by James Brown. It was one of his B sides. I have it on my jukebox at home. It's absolutely brilliant." - George, on his favorite of the many cover versions of Something

Release history

Chart performance

  • #1, November 29, 1969 (1 week), Billboard (US)

Notable covers

  • Frank Sinatra (from Sinatra And Company, 1971)
  • Johnny Mathis (from Raindrops Keep Falling)
  • Ray Stevens (from Everything Is Beautiful, 1970)
  • Engelbert Humperdink (from We Made It Happen, 1970)

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