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  • Harrison's wife at the time, Pattie Boyd, has stated that George told her "Something" was written about her, but George always maintained the song had no real subject.
  • This is one of the most-covered Beatles songs of all time, second only to "Yesterday." The publishing rights organization BMI has clocked 5 million performances of "Something" through 1999, making it 17th on the list of most performed songs of all time.
  • John Lennon eventually used the deleted piano part he'd come up with for "Something" as the basis for his solo track "Remember."
  • A little over a month after its release, on November 29, 1969, Billboard magazine began ranking a- and b-sides of singles as one entity, just in time to drive "Something" to the Number 1 spot.
  • Although Ray Charles did indeed cover this song, the versions by James Brown and Smokey Robinson were said to be Harrison's favorites.
  • The Foo Fighters' song "Oh, George" is said to be named after George, with the solo based on "Something," the first Beatles song that Foo frontman Dave Grohl ever learned to play on guitar.
  • Once, at an early-Eighties concert, Frank Sinatra infamously pronounced "Something" his favorite Lennon-McCartney composition. (He also called it "the greatest love song of the past fifty years.") Harrison took it in stride, and even changed the lyrics in concert to reflect Frank's version: where George originally sang "You stick around, now, it might show," he began using Sinatra's phrasing of "You stick around, Jack, it might show."
  • After George's death in 2002, Paul McCartney and Bob Dylan both played this song live as a tribute, Paul on a ukelele George had given him.
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