As far as The Beatles
song goes, Something
is quite interesting.
It marks the first time that any Beatles song written by George was included as the a-side of a single. It didn't sell particularly well, but it did still make it to number one (as did almost all of The Beatles' singles). It is also one of the most covered songs in history. It is the second most covered song that The Beatles recorded (Yesterday is first), and Frank Sinatra, who didn't particularly like most of The Beatles' work, still called it "The greatest love song ever written," and he did his own cover of it.
Although in its final form the song is only about three minutes long, it was at one time as long as eight minutes because it had a long fade out, much like Hey Jude. This was eventually edited out (obviously). The guitar that George plays on this song is the same guitar that Eric Clapton used on While My Guitar Gently Weeps, Clapton had given it to George after While My Guitar Gently Weeps was recorded.
George contributed the lead vocal, lead guitar, and handclaps. John played guitar, Paul played bass, as well as contributing backing vocals and handclaps, and Ringo played the drums and contributed handclaps. In addition, Billy Preston played organ on the track. The orchestral instruments are uncredited, but are as follows: 12 violins, 4 violas, 4 cellos, and 1 double-bass