How would "Here Comes the Sun" have done as a single for The Beatles?*

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  1. Pizza

    Pizza With extra pepperoni Thread Starter

    I'm sitting here listening to the "1+" album by the Beatles and it feels empty without "Here Comes the Sun." I'm not the biggest George fan but he hit it out of the park on Abbey Road and HCTS is his homerun. I know there are all these silly rules with the Beatles and singles and I don't care. So many purposely overlooked songs and HCTS is at the top of the heap of missed opportunities.

    So, if "Here Comes the Sun" was an official single at the time of Abbey Road's release, how well would it have done? Another hit for the team or was the time just not right for the Sun? I think it would have soared high in the sky.
  2. Black Magic Woman

    Black Magic Woman Sorry for my english

    Another hit I guess because it is their most streamed song on Spotify.
  3. davecaddie

    davecaddie Well-Known Member

    Definitely a #1
  4. bobc

    bobc Bluesman

    No 1 straight away
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  5. MikeP5877

    MikeP5877 Senior Member


    What would be the B side?
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  6. The Elephant Man

    The Elephant Man Forum Resident

    'Brian Epstein's Blues' perhaps?

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  7. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    Knowing Lennon & McCartney..
    here comes the sun ☀️ would be the b-side sadly.
  8. fallbreaks

    fallbreaks Forum Resident

    I think it's the best song on Abbey Road. It would have been a smash.
  9. lightbulb

    lightbulb Not the Brightest of the Bunch

    Smogville CA USA
    “Here Comes the Sun”...
    Would have been a #1 huge hit single.

    With “The End” as the BSide.
  10. fallbreaks

    fallbreaks Forum Resident

    But a double a-side of Something/Here Comes the Sun would get them both out of the way faster!

    - or -
    Something b/w Come Together
    Here Comes the Sun b/w Maxwell's Silver Hammer (that would make it the first Beatles single to not feature Lennnon on either song)
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  11. Socalguy

    Socalguy Forum Resident

    #1 with a bullet
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  12. richierichie

    richierichie Forum Resident

    One of The Beatles finest songs, it would certainly have been a worldwide No. 1.

    Well John & Paul would have been feeling generous giving George an 'a' side, so why not also a 'b' side, I nominate 'Not Guilty'.
  13. reb

    reb Long Live Rock

    Long Island
    B side Oh Darling

    And yes, SUN would have been another number 1 single
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  14. Yes I'm certain HCTS would have dominated at #1. I don't think I have ever been a huge fan of Something; I've always liked the other George song much better. And I have never met anyone who didn't like it too...
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  15. anth67

    anth67 Purveyor of Hogwash

    NW USA
    Number 1 without a shred of doubt. A Here Comes the Sun/Something single would've been one of their classic double-A singles.

    Come and Get It could've been a b-side, if Paul had written it yet (?)
  16. Colocally

    Colocally One Of The New Wave Boys

    Surrey BC.
    Put What's The New Mary Jane on the B side to placate John. The A side would have been massive.
  17. dasacco

    dasacco Forum Resident

    It was released that way in Japan, but "Oh Darling" was the A-side.

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  18. dbacon

    dbacon Forum Resident

    Octopus’s Garden on the B-side

    The only Beatle single without a Lennon/McCartney song?
  19. Maranatha5585

    Maranatha5585 Forum Resident

    Down South
    number one :agree:
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  20. reb

    reb Long Live Rock

    Long Island
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  21. dasacco

    dasacco Forum Resident

    And much later on, "Here Comes The Sun" was an A-side with "Octopuss's Garden." That would have been an interesting combo...

  22. beatleroadie

    beatleroadie Forum Resident

    #1, and if released after Abbey Road, say Sept./Oct. '69 it would have given the band occasion to record "Cold Turkey" as the b-side (or double A-side just to make John very happy).
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  23. anth67

    anth67 Purveyor of Hogwash

    NW USA
    There you go.
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  24. Chuckee

    Chuckee Forum Resident

    Upstate, NY, USA
    USA #1, if released after Something would not have done as well in the UK, Something/Come Together didn't hit #1 there, neither did Let It Be.
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  25. angelo73

    angelo73 ⬚⿻⬚⿻⬚

    Michigan, USA
    Here Comes The Sun
    Come And Get It
    (the vers. that appears on Anthology 3 )

    * predictably #1 smash

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