My Sweet Lord

My Sweet Lord by George Harrison was a UK number 1 hit on Saturday, January 30, 1971 spending 6 week(s) at the top of the UK charts. This was Harrison's first single as a solo artist, and it was his biggest hit. The song is about the Eastern religions he was studying. Highly unusual for a hit song, Harrison repeats part of a Hindu mantra in the lyric when he sings, "Hare Krishna... Krishna, Krishna." When set to music, this mantra is typically part of a chant that acts as a call to the Lord. In the documentary The Material World, Harrison explains: "First, it's simple. The thing about a mantra, you see... mantras are, well, they call it a mystical sound vibration encased in a syllable. It has this power within it. It's just hypnotic."

My Sweet Lord FAQs

Who sang My Sweet Lord?

My Sweet Lord was performed by George Harrison

What year did My Sweet Lord get to the UK number 1 spot?

My Sweet Lord first became a UK number 1 on Saturday, January 30, 1971

How long was My Sweet Lord at number 1 in the UK?

My Sweet Lord spent 6 week(s) at number 1 in the UK.