George Harrison’s Favorite Beatles Song From ‘Abbey Road’ Album

Creating a new song takes a long time. Writing the lyrics, composing the music, mixing, remastering and making sure everything is in harmony requires enormous effort of each member of the group. So, although a song may seem relatively simple, it is quite valuable in the eyes of the creators.

Every musician has a favorite from their music catalog. Some might expect artists’ favorites to be their biggest hits, but it’s often the song they believe is underrated. Although not as popular as others, this song usually has a special meaning for the musician or just sounds nicer to their ears.

Throughout their career, The Beatles have bestowed many timeless hits on the music scene. Thanks to their endless talents and efforts, almost every single one of their songs was a hit. For example, their 1969 album “Abbey Road” was an immediate commercial success and became an iconic release. Also, it featured a song that George Harrison noted as his favourite.

What piece of Abbey Road did George Harrison love the most?

Recorded in April, July and August 1969, the Beatles classic “Road to the Abbey” was released on September 26, 1969 in the UK and October 1, 1969 in the US. After its release, the album topped the charts reaching number 1 in both countries. Additionally, the Abbey Road album cover has become a timeless classic and one of the most famous in music history.

Although it featured many hits, “Abbey Road” also included a song that George Harrison liked more than the others. However, it wasn’t one of his two songs on the album, “Something” or “Here Comes The Sun”. Entitled ‘Because‘, the song was written by John Lennon and featured a three-part vocal harmony by Lennon, McCartney and Harrison.

Speaking to Ritchie Yorke in a 1969 interview, George Harrison said “Because” was perhaps his favorite song from ‘Abbey Road’ because it had such simple lyrics. As it seems, Harrison was a fan of simplicity and lyrics that speak for themselves without any darkness.

When Yorke told him that “Because” had a beautiful melody, George Harrison said the following:

“I think it might be my favorite on the album because it’s so simple, the lyrics are so simple.

You can listen to The Beatles’ “Because” below.