George Harrison hated THIS the Beatles song — Here’s why

3rd December 1963: Guitarist and singer George Harrison (1943 - 2001) of the popular Merseybeat group The Beatles, performing during a live concert. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)

Despite The Beatles’ success, George Harrison despised one of the band’s songs.

The Beatles released 12 albums and sold millions of copies during their decade-long career. The albums contained the band’s hit songs, which melted hearts worldwide.

One song, however, did not impress Harrison.

The song in question was “Maxwell’s Silver Hammer” from Paul McCartney’s “Abbey Road” album. Despite being one of their biggest hits, Harrison and the other Beatles members said they did not enjoy the song.

He said, as quoted by Express:

 “Sometimes Paul would make us do these really fruity songs,” he recalled. “I mean, my God, Maxwell’s Silver Hammer was so fruity. After a while, we did a good job on it. But when Paul got an idea or an arrangement in his head…”

Even John Lennon recalled being enraged as McCartney forced them to record the song several times. According to the late member, they also spent more money on that song than on any other song on the album.

Nonetheless, McCartney stated that it was the best radio play he had ever made because it was “a sensation.”

In related news, Harrison once wanted to leave The Beatles for a troubling reason. He began to consider it after John Lennon declared at a press conference in the Philippines that The Beatles were “bigger and more popular than Jesus.”

His statement infuriated Christians all over the world. Harrison, on the other hand, began to worry that they would be murdered as a result of what Lennon said.

According to David Acomba, who documented Harrison’s 1974 solo tour, Harrison has been constantly concerned about being shot to death since the press conference.

His fears were exacerbated when The Beatles were invited to perform at the Los Angeles Dodgers Stadium on August 28, 1966. The audience rushed to the field to meet them on stage when they arrived at the venue.

Harrison screamed at his security and demanded to know what was going on. The next day, he declared that he was no longer a “Beatle.”

His wife, Patti Boyd, said:

“The Beatles made him unhappy with the constant arguments. They were vicious to each other. That was really upsetting, and even more so for him because he had this new spiritual avenue.”