Billboard Top 40 Hits 1971: #36: ‘What Is Life’- George Harrison. February 27, 1971.
- Single: ‘What Is Life’- George Harrison
- Record Company- Apple
- Genre: Rock
- Written by George Harrison
- Time: 4:22
- B-side: ‘Apple Scruffs’
- Album- All Things Must Pass
- Grade: A+
- Peaked at #10
George Harrison’s follow up single to his #1 “My Sweet Lord” from his magnificent All Things Must Pass album which was released near the end of 1970 [ and deemed the greatest album of 1970 recently by both myself and Introgroove – https://wordpress.com/read/feeds/77340199 ]
What is Life- can be viewed at as either a song about a woman or about a deity. George had first written it as a song intended for his friend and 5th Beatle Billy Preston to record. This was another song that George had written in 1969 before The Beatles broke up. Harrison was stockpiling songs at this point and it would pay off with All Things Must Pass- certainly an album on the short list for the title Greatest Beatles Solo Album.