This song is for the last song by a solo Beatle to hit #1 in the US. It’s by the same member of the fab for to have the first solo #1 hit.
With a dissatisfaction in the direction of pop music and poor record sales, George Harrison basically decided to sit out most of the 1980’s but by 1987 he was ready to record again. Likely to prove he could still top the charts he sought out a co-producer.
For Jeff Lynne,has said in an interview that “We were having dinner, Dave Edmunds and myself,” and we finished the dinner, and walked our separate ways down the street and suddenly he shouted back — though we’d just been to dinner for the last three hours: ‘By the way, George Harrison asked me to ask you if you like to work with him on his new album.’
During the Cloud 9 album sessions they decided to record a cover tune. Their production a remake of the James Ray hit Got My Mind Set on You topped the charts and re-established George Harrison as a hit maker!