All_Things_Must_Pass_1970_cover#1– George Harrison – “My Sweet Lord” – (1970)

Paul McCartney may have been the most talented, but George Harrison was my favorite Beatle. And stuff like this is the reason why. “My Sweet Lord” was a #1 hit in the U.S. The song is actually written in praise of the Hindu god Krishna and the Hare Krishna chant is featured prominently. The people who are thought to have played on the studio recording of this song include Ringo Starr, Billy Preston, and Eric Clapton. It’s like the original Wilbury song. It’s one of the most beautiful popular songs of all time, and thus why it tops our list of songs from 1970.