Thursday, May 23, 2024

Beatles: George Harrison Gets Last Laugh as “Here Comes the Sun” Most Popular on Spotify


This is sort of poetic justice. The number 1 streamed Beatles song on Spotify is George Harrison’s “Here Comes the Sun.” The classic song from “Abbey Road” has 18 million plus streams in the short time the Beatles have been streaming.

The runners up are “Yesterday,” “Come Together,” “Let it Be,” “Hey Jude,” and “I want to Hold Your Hand.”

Spotify’s UK office sent out some stats this morning quickly picked up around the interwebs.

The top four albums are “1”– the greatest hits, “Abbey Road,” “The Beatles” (white album), and “Let it Be.”

Isn’t it interesting that the album considered most important– “Sgt. Pepper”– isn’t at the top of the list, nor any of its songs? I’m surprised.

Harrison’s frustration with being part of the Beatles was not getting enough of his songs on albums. As it turns out, quality overrules quantity as his achievements– “Something,” “While My Guitar Gently Weeps,” “Here Comes the Sun” — are standouts in the Beatles’ repertoire.

Rock on, George!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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