Song of the Day #3,425: ‘Something/Blue Jay Way [Transition]’ – The Beatles

When George Martin and his son Giles were tasked with crafting the soundtrack to The Beatles’ Cirque Du Soleil show, LOVE, they must have lit up like kids in a candy shop.

The producers had free rein to cull recordings from the entire Beatles catalog, both released and unreleased, and twist it all together into something new. The result is a brilliant mash-up of familiar songs made fresh, and an eye-popping performance I was luck enough to see performed in Las Vegas this past summer.

Today’s random track is not one of the more adventurous offerings. The Martins present George Harrison’s classic ‘Something’ pretty much intact, then throw a few measures of ‘Blue Jay Way’ at the end for transitional purposes. Not the best example of what’s unique and wonderful about LOVE, but a damn good song nonetheless.

[Verse 1]
Something in the way she moves
Attracts me like no other lover
Something in the way she woos me
I don’t want to leave her now
You know I believe and how

[Verse 2]
Somewhere in her smile she knows
That I don’t need no other lover
Something in her style that shows me
I don’t want to leave her now
You know I believe and how

[Verse 3]
You’re asking me will my love grow
I don’t know, I don’t know
You stick around and it may show
I don’t know, I don’t know

[Verse 4]
Something in the way she knows
And all I have to do is think of her
Something in the things she shows me
I don’t want to leave her now
You know I believe and how

2 thoughts on “Song of the Day #3,425: ‘Something/Blue Jay Way [Transition]’ – The Beatles

  1. Dana Gallup says:

    We saw Love while it was in previews. I would really like to see it again, but the soundtrack is a nice reminder.

  2. Rob says:

    Living in Montreal, the birthplace of the Cirque, I’ve been fortunate enough to see many of their productions, but I’ve not seen “Love” yet … something I hope to remedy soon. The Beatles are by far my favorite artists. When I was younger I leaned towards the pop gifts of Paul McCartney. In my 20’s and 30’s I leaned towards Lennon’s material. In my 40’s I discovered just how gifted and brilliant George Harrison was. I guess that leaves my autumn years for Ringo 🙂

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