Religious Rock Top Ten: My Sweet Lord (#9)

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@FourWalls (49216)
United States
November 23, 2022 11:00am CST
In honor of the religious holidays in the next few weeks I’m counting down my favorite hits that have a religious theme to them. When I announced this countdown there were probably two songs that came to mind immediately. I used one (“Spirit in the Sky”) yesterday. Here’s the other obvious one. #9: My Sweet Lord - George Harrison Which makes you wonder, what are the other eight songs? This song has nothing Bright about it (George Harrison, “This Song”) You all probably know that Bright Music sued George Harrison over this song, claiming it was plagiarized from the Chiffons’ hit “He’s So Fine” (which Bright held the copyright for). It’s sad that Harrison’s biggest hit, and the first #1 song by a former Beatle, has that big honkin’ asterisk by it. You all also probably know that the Beatles made a trip to India in 1967 to visit the Maharishi Yogi. Harrison had become very interested in what we in the west call “Eastern religions.” To his credit, it wasn’t a passing fad (the way modern superstars get in the news for changing religions the way most people change socks). It also gave rock and roll a religious classic. My Sweet Lord Written by George Harrison Recorded by George Harrison From All Things Must Pass, 1970 I really want to see you:
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• United States
23 Nov
Can't say he was my favorite Beatle but this song does bring back some good memories. Hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving
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@FourWalls (49216)
• United States
23 Nov
Thanks, i hope you have a good Thanksgiving as well!!
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@CarolDM (198364)
• United States
23 Nov
Really like this song. Thanks for the link.
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@FourWalls (49216)
• United States
24 Nov
I’m so glad you enjoy it. Simplicity is the best way to go sometimes.
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@CarolDM (198364)
• United States
24 Nov
@FourWalls Totally agree. Keep it simple.
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@popciclecold (27490)
• United States
23 Nov
I didn't even need to read your post, I knew who and what song. I loved that song. VERY GOOD JOB.
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• United States
24 Nov
@FourWalls Back in the day, it was a very amazing song. IT still is.
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@FourWalls (49216)
• United States
23 Nov
Pretty iconic and instantly recognizable tune, for certain!
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@JudyEv (293674)
• Rockingham, Australia
23 Nov
George was always the 'quiet one' to me. This is a lovely song. I wonder what's coming next.
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@FourWalls (49216)
• United States
24 Nov
Something with a lot of turkey and dressing, since tomorrow is Thanksgiving here.
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@JudyEv (293674)
• Rockingham, Australia
24 Nov
@FourWalls Oh okay! I'll have to put my thinking cap on. lol
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@NJChicaa (109843)
• United States
23 Nov
slope
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@FourWalls (49216)
• United States
23 Nov
Oh but you know the one-hit wonder song???
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@NJChicaa (109843)
• United States
23 Nov
@FourWalls no. I just know of George Harrison as a member of the Beatles.
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@kobesbuddy (156417)
• East Tawas, Michigan
23 Nov
Thanks for bringing back some real enjoyment, with this music! George rocks:) This has nothing to do with He's so FIne! They were jealous, that's all:(
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@FourWalls (49216)
• United States
23 Nov
He did, and that was a wonderful time for music.
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@kobesbuddy (156417)
• East Tawas, Michigan
23 Nov
@FourWalls The seventies music as all good, everything produced was great! Remember the college kid, he wrote a song for his music class, "Everlasting Love." That was wonderful! "Bridge over Troubled Water", another favorite.
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@DWDavis (20696)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
24 Nov
There is one thing I can say about this song; not much imagination went into the lyrics.
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@FourWalls (49216)
• United States
24 Nov
Oh, wait until later in the countdown! A lot of prayers and chants are based on mantras that are short and sweet.
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@DWDavis (20696)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
25 Nov
@FourWalls Good point. Don't misunderstand, I like the song. It is especially pleasant to include in my writing playlist.
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@RasmaSandra (59556)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
24 Nov
Heard the song a lot on the radio but can not say it was one of my favorites,
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@FourWalls (49216)
• United States
24 Nov
It sure has a superstar cast, though: Clapton and Frampton on guitars and Ringo on drums.
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@LindaOHio (109106)
• United States
24 Nov
I'm liking this countdown! Have a great Thanksgiving.
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@FourWalls (49216)
• United States
24 Nov
Thanks! You and your hubby have a great Thanksgiving, too!
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@FourWalls (49216)
• United States
25 Nov
@LindaOHio — so I’ve seen. I’m worried about the fact that they already have an “enhanced” risk for severe weather in the ArkLaTex area for Tuesday. When they issue that severe (level 3 out of 5) that far in advance there’s trouble brewing. I certainly don’t want to see a repeat of December 10 this year…not in Kentucky, not anywhere. But yes, I’m enjoying it while we have it. Great weather this time of year is fleeting so you bet I celebrate every delicious degree of warmth.
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@LindaOHio (109106)
• United States
25 Nov
@FourWalls Thanks. Are you enjoying this marvelous weather? It will end next Thursday.
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@dgobucks226 (31544)
28 Nov
Somehow, I skipped right over this obvious choice! Yes, some "sue me sue you blues" put a minor damper on this lyrically heavenly song... Anyway, a #1 song on the charts is Fine by me!
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@FourWalls (49216)
• United States
22h
How could you miss this? Oh, I know….the gravy bowl was in your way!
@Beestring (8560)
• Hong Kong
24 Nov
This is one of my favorite Beatles songs.
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@FourWalls (49216)
• United States
24 Nov
Glad you like it! Obviously a lot of people enjoyed it because it was the first post-Beatles #1 song.
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@LouAvul (2246)
24 Nov
Yes, another one I know and like.
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@FourWalls (49216)
• United States
24 Nov
Hot dog I’m on a roll! (Even if most hot dogs are on buns. )
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