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Saturday video break: Got My Mind Set On You

Song #32 on the Popdose Top 100 Covers list is “Got My Mind Set On You”, originally by James Ray and covered by George Harrison. Here’s the original:

Add this one to the “Songs I hadn’t realized were covers” pile. Recorded in 1963, it was already an oldie by the time Harrison got his synthesizer on it. Speaking of which:

I think George did this one right, but I can’t let this go without acknowledging Weird Al Yankovic’s critique:

I wonder if Al knew this was a cover. Not that it really matters. And yes, I know that “This song is just six words long” is seven words long. What’s your point?

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  1. Katy Anders says:

    I think that George Harrison song was the SECOND Beatles-related song I ever heard – the first being “Say Say Say.”

    It took me YEARS to be able to appreciate the Beatles after that…

    The Eighties were pretty rough for music.