Ten Favorite Solo Beatles Songs: Got My Mind Set On You (#7)
By Four Walls
August 31, 2017 8:18pm CST
Here's another one of the songs from the solo careers of the individual Beatles that has made my list of favorites. This is a companion series to my list of favorite songs by the Beatles as a band. Here's today's entry. #7: Got My Mind Set On You (George) I used this song in one of my cover songs series. It dates to 1962. And yes, it's not the most philosophical song you'll ever hear. In fact, Weird Al spoofed it as "This Song Is Just Six Words Long" (the title of which contains seven words ). But dang, it's a fun song. It went to #1, becoming Harrison's final chart-topper. And, remarkably, according to Picky Wedia, this 1987 album was the final solo studio album in Harrison's life. After this album Harrison teamed up with co-producer Jeff Lynne for the Traveling Wilburys, along with Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, and Roy Orbison, for a couple of albums. Orbison's death from a heart attack in 1988 put the brakes on the supergroup (including hopes for a tour). Harrison continued to tour (he did a tour with his friend Eric Clapton in the 90s) until cancer slowed him down, and eventually took his life in 2001. This song is a reminder of how much fun music can be at its simplest. Got My Mind Set on You Written by Rudy Clark Recorded by George Harrison From Cloud Nine, 1987 There were two different versions of this song's video: one set in a house library and other in a penny arcade. I prefer the latter:
Music video by George Harrison performing Got My Mind Set On You. (C) 2004 Umlaut Corporation, under exclusive licence to Calderstone Productions Limited, a ...
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