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This was the song that may have inspired George Harrison to write the Beatles' 1969 hit, "Something
." It was the first single off of James Taylor's self-titled debut album, which Harrison played on and was released by The Beatles' Apple Records. When Taylor first started writing this song, it was titled "I Feel Fine." The title was later changed to "Something In The Way She Moves" after Taylor discovered that the Beatles already had a song with the original title
Taylor wrote and recorded this song in 1968 while staying in an apartment in London. The album was recorded with an ensemble of members from the London Philharmonic Orchestra. This was included on a Demo Tape of songs, which Taylor sent to Paul McCartney, who with the help of Peter Asher, signed James to the Beatles' Record Company, Apple Records. Unfortunately for Taylor, Apple Records was struggling, and Taylor's album suffered from poor promotion. His next release on Warner Brothers Records in 1970, Sweet Baby James, did much better.
Taylor has not revealed the identity of the woman he sings about in this song. Many speculate that it was written about one of his girlfriends, others say that it may have been written for Carly Simon. (thanks, Annabelle - Eugene, OR, for above 3)
Reverend Horton Heat
The Reverend rants on psychobilly and the egghead academics he bashes in one of his more popular songs.
Jon Anderson of Yes
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Susanna Hoffs - "Eternal Flame"
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