THE BEATLES TOP 60 SONGS: #48: “THIS SONG”- GEORGE HARRISON

George Harrison - This Song (1976, Vinyl) | Discogs

The Beatles Top 60 Songs: #48: “This Song”- George Harrison. “This Song” a single from George Harrison’s 1976 album “Thirty=Three and A Third” album [George’s age at the time} wouldn’t have been written without George’s first and biggest solo hit- 1970’s “My Sweet Lord.” “This Song” was written a week after George was successfully sued in court for copyright infringement on The Chiffon’s 1963 hit “He’s So Fine” in the writing of “My Sweet Lord.” After the case ended Harrison was frustrated over the entire matter and wrote “This Song.” The line “this song has nothing Bright about it”- Bright Tunes was the company that owned the copyright to “He’s So Fine.” George made a video for “This Song” and it premiered on Saturday Night Live on November 20th, 1976–around the time I became a Beatlemaniac. “This Song” as the second single off of “33 1/2”- went to #25 in the Billboard Hot 100. George was able to take a bad experience- the lawsuit and turn it into a hit single.

2 responses to “THE BEATLES TOP 60 SONGS: #48: “THIS SONG”- GEORGE HARRISON

  1. Good for him but what a terrible injustice. The two songs may have had similar/same chords but there was no intent and the context was so vastly different. Didn’t Kline buy the label so he could get the money? I like the song but a terrible way to be inspired to write one 😦

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