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THE TOP 101 ESSENTIAL SONGS BY THE
HEADING FOR THE LIGHT
George Harrison helmed this track from The Traveling Wilbury's 1st album, taking care of lead vocals with assistance from Jeff Lynne at the bridge.
YOU GOT IT
Orbison recorded this just prior to his death. The single was unleashed posthumously and flew up the charts around the world. In Canada, it reached #1 and went Top 10 in America, the U.K. and Australia. The song was co-written by Orbison with Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne. The latter handled production.
THINK FOR YOURSELF
This was 1 of 2 songs Harrison contributed to The Beatles album 'Rubber Soul'.
RAINY DAY WOMEN # 12 & 35
At the time of its release, this single sparked controversy for its alleged promotion of drug use. The song features Dylan with a brass band. In Britain, the single reached #7 and in America it peaked at #2. It was included on his 'Blonde On Blonde' album.
ALL THOSE YEARS AGO
This started life as a tune initially offered to Ringo Starr but new lyrics turned this into a tribute to another former bandmate following John Lennon's assassination. It reached #1 in Canada, #2 in America and 13 in the U.K. The song was the hit on Harrison's 'Somewhere In England' album.
To commemorate the 15th anniversary of George Harrison’s passing and in celebration of Bob Dylan’s Nobel Prize for Literature, it’s an opportune time to reflect on the 101 songs that matter most from the members of The Traveling Wilburys. As well as Harrison and Dylan, the group consisted of Roy Orbison, Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne. The latter is mostly represented on the Top 101 as a member of the Electric Light Orchestra. Also included are songs that Harrison penned for The Beatles to record.
Each update will be added to the Traveling Wilburys playlist on Spotify.