Solo demo on his 26th birthday (25.2.69), along with an early version of All Things Must Pass. Ended up on Anthology 3. First line inspired by Apple protégé James Taylor: Something in the way she moves. Statistically the second most covered Beatles song apart from Yesterday.
Joe Cocker [with George Harrison; recorded earlier than the Beatles' version, but it came out two months after Abbey Road]
Beatles [n°1 US; George's first Beatles A-side]
Frank Sinatra [announced it invariably as his favorite Lennon & McCartney song and as the best love song ever written; OK George]
George had Ray Charles in mind while writing this. Being a notorious Ray Charles fan himself, Joe Cocker doubled marvelously (in France they called him "le petit Ray Charles"). When Joe cut Something, he'd already passed the ultimate Beatles test with With A Little Help From My Friends. Joe not only covered Something, also She Came In Through The Bathroom Window. He also wanted Golden Slumbers but Paul objected. See also: Something In The Way She Moves.