In 1969, five days after the release of their album “Abbey Road” in the US, The Beatles released George Harrison’s “Something” as a single in the US on Oct. 6 (it would be released in the UK at the end of October).
“Something” was the A-side on the single, a first for a Harrison composition, with Lennon & McCartney’s (mostly Lennon’s) “Come Together” as the B-side. The song would spend one week at the #1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 in November.
“Something” has been covered by more than 150 artists and Harrison was particularly fond of James Brown’s version. Frank Sinatra called it “the greatest love song ever written.” Here’s a version from Harrison’s 1971 Concert for Bangladesh.