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Alyssa Diaz
Alyssa Diaz
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Harrison’s songs capture human condition, leaving lasting impact on music industry

Photo by Olivia Beauchemin

George Harrison, famously known as “the quiet Beatle,” holds a special place in my heart as my favorite of the four members. 

His musical talent shines through his timeless tracks such as “Something” from Abbey Road and “While My Guitar Gently Weeps,” which is featured on The Beatles (White Album). Harrison’s contributions to the band were extremely important in shaping the sound and legacy of the group, beyond songwriting. His guitar work added depth and innovation with iconic solos in “Helter Skelter” andI Want to Tell You.” Harrison’s multifaceted talents and musical vision remain essential to the Beatles’ enduring legacy. 

Out of Harrison’s 10 albums and countless songs – I have no idea how many, and I did not want to count – I have a clear top three songs that changed my life. 

  1. “Someplace Else”

This song was written for the 1986 film Shanghai Surprise, which is pretty much the best thing about this movie. It was then added to his Cloud Nine album. This is one of my top three due to Harrison’s real and true rawness in these lyrics. It’s a sincere ballad with a melodic and heartfelt slide guitar. “I need you now, / to be beside me / while all my world is so untidy” is a lyric that is a real punch in the gut with Harrison’s wonderful vocals. 

  1. “Love Comes to Everyone”

On his 1979 self-titled album, this song has the most magical guitar solo. It has a bit of funk, a song that makes you want to get up and just shimmy around a little! With the gorgeous verse, For you who it always seems blue / It all comes, it never rains, but it pours / Still, it only takes time / Til love comes to everyone,”  this song is something everyone needs to hear; love is there for everyone to experience. Love is always a part of us. It’s something that never changes. 

  • “I’d Have You Anytime”

This is a perfect first track for All Things Must Pass. Tears are welling in my eyes as I try to explain my love and appreciation for this song. This tune was written by Harrison and Bob Dylan, and it truly expresses the desire to be close to someone. In the chorus, they write, “All I have is yours / All you see is mine / And I’m glad to hold you in my arms / I’d have you anytime.” This illustrates the deep willingness to be vulnerable and open with someone you can trust and confide in. It is 2 minutes and 57 seconds of real perfection.

George Harrison is undoubtedly a classic figure whose music continues to inspire and guide people today. Whether it’s his timeless ballads or his experimental work, Harrison’s legacy stands as a testament to his impact on the world of music.

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Hi, my name is Frida Ruiz and it's my first year on The Wolf! I decided to join newspaper because I've always admired any and every type of journalism.

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