George Harrison songs that appear in the core Beatles catalogue:

Don’t Bother Me on With The Beatles

I Need You on Help!
You Like Me Too Much on Help!
Think For Yourself on Rubber Soul
If I Needed Someone on Rubber Soul

Taxman on Revolver
Love You To on Revolver
I Want To Tell You on Revolver

Within You Without You on Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
Blue Jay Way on the Magical Mystery Tour double-EP (and later on the LP)

The Inner Light on the b-side of Lady Madonna
While My Guitar Gently Weeps on The Beatles
Piggies on The Beatles
Long, Long, Long on The Beatles
Savoy Truffle on The Beatles

Only A Northern Song on Yellow Submarine
It’s All Too Much on Yellow Submarine
Old Brown Shoe on the b-side of The Ballad Of John and Yoko
Something on Abbey Road and on a single b/w Come Together
Here Comes The Sun on Abbey Road

I Me Mine on Let It Be
For You Blue on Let It Be

George Harrison wrote a total of 22 songs in The Beatles’ core catalogue, representing just over 10% of their total output of original songs.

1968 and 1969 were his most productive years with five songs each, although ’69 is a somewhat misleading – Only A Northern Song and It’s All Too Much were actually recorded in 1967 whereas For You Blue, released in 1970, originates from the January 1969 Get Back sessions. Whilst I Me Mine also featured in the Get Back sessions, the released recording originates from a 3 January 1970 session.

In addition, he is credited as co-writer with Lennon, McCartney and Starkey on Flying (1967 – Magical Mystery Tour) and Dig It (1970 – Let It be) and co-arranger on the traditional Maggie Mae (1970 – Let It be).

This list does not include several songs recorded or demoed with The Beatles but not released in their core catalogue, although a number of these were later issued on the Anthology CDs.


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George Harrison during the Get Back / Let It Be sessions in January 1969.

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