George Harrison's 10 Biggest Billboard Hits

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George HarrisonSongwriter, guitar great, BeatleFebruary 25, 1943 - November 29, 2001

As we fondly remember the moment 50 years ago this week that the Beatles landed in American and performed on "The Ed Sullivan Show," we're also honoring each Beatle -- and today we celebrate George Harrison's 10 biggest Billboard hits, from his Beatle days to his thriving solo career through the 1970s and '80s.

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George Harrison may have been known as "the quiet Beatle," but his nickname had little to do with his songwriting contributions. Throughout his time in the Fab Four, the guitarist developed his own songwriting talents despite the strength of the Lennon-McCartney partnership, penning classic tracks like "Here Comes the Sun" shortly before the band broke up. It was clear that Harrison had been bubbling with ideas all along when, in 1970, he released the triple album "All Things Must Pass," which went platinum six times and spawned two singles on this very list.

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This tally of Harrison's 10 Biggest Billboard Hits is based on actual performance on the weekly Billboard Hot 100. Included are those singles he performed as a soloist, or wrote for himself (including the Beatles). Songs are ranked using an inverse point system, with weeks at No. 1 earning the greatest value and weeks at No. 100 earning the least.

-Text by Jillian Mapes