“Got My Mind Set on You” is a song written and composed by Rudy Clark and originally recorded by James Ray in 1962. On October 12, 1987, George Harrison released a cover version of the song as a lead single from his eleventh studio album “Cloud Nine.” The song is notable for its catchy and upbeat sound and is one of George Harrison’s most successful solo hits. “Got My Mind Set on You” is characterized by its lively and rock-oriented sound, featuring a catchy melody, spirited electric guitar work, and George Harrison’s distinctive vocals. The song’s production creates an infectious and joyous atmosphere.
“Got My Mind Set on You” became a commercial success, reaching the number one position on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the United States and achieving chart success in various other countries. Its catchy melody and George Harrison’s enduring popularity resonated with audiences.
Two music videos were released for the single, both directed by Gary Weis. The first features American actor Alexis Denisof trying to win the heart of a girl in an amusement arcade.
The second video, inspired by the comedy horror film Evil Dead II, depicts Harrison playing a guitar while seated in a study.
The song is often celebrated as one of George Harrison’s standout solo hits and is appreciated for its feel-good and optimistic vibe. It remains a classic of 1980s rock music.