Global Charts
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Global Single Chart
50 years ago
the most popular tracks worldwide
according to the national single charts
dated to January 10, 1970
compiled and provided by

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week 11
Something - Beatles
Apple - 8 weeks at No.1
2 / 2
week 11
Come Together - Beatles
Apple
3 / 4
week 5
Venus - Shocking Blue
Penny Farthing / Colossus / Metronome
4 / 3
week 20
Sugar Sugar - The Archies
Calendar / RCA
6 / 7
week 5
Down On The Corner - Creedence Clearwater Revival
Liberty / Fantasy
5 / 6
week 4
Fortunate Son - Creedence Clearwater Revival
Liberty / Fantasy
7 / -
week 2
Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head - B.J.Thomas
Scepter
9 / 5
week 5
Someday We'll Be Together - Diana Ross & Supremes
Motown
8 / -
week 5
Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye - Steam
Fontana
new.JPG (991 bytes) Whole Lotta Love - Led Zeppelin
Metronome / Atlantic
 

"Something" was released on October 6, 1969 together with "Come Together" as a double A-side single, making it the first Harrison composition to become a Beatles A-side. The song is widely viewed by music historians as having marked Harrison's ascendancy as a composer to the level of the Beatles' principal songwriters, John Lennon and Paul McCartney. It's described as a love song to Pattie Boyd, Harrison's first wife, although Harrison offered alternative sources of inspiration in later interviews. Due to the difficulty he faced in getting more than two of his compositions onto each Beatles album, Harrison first offered "Something" to Joe Cocker. As recorded by the Beatles, the track features a guitar solo that several music critics identify among Harrison's finest playing. The song also drew praise from the other Beatles and their producer, George Martin, with Lennon stating that it was the song on Abbey Road.

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