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?