George Harrison originally wrote ‘Cheer Down’ for Eric Clapton’s ‘Journeyman’ among others

George Harrison originally wrote “Cheer Down” for Eric Clapton’s 1989 album, journeyman. However, director Dick Donner heard the song and snapped it for his 1989 film Deadly weapon 2.

George Harrison and Eric Clapton performing at the 1987 Prince's Trust Concert.
George Harrison and Eric Clapton | Solomon NJie/Getty Images

George Harrison wrote “Cheer Down” with Tom Petty and based the song on something his wife said to him

In 1988, George and Tom Petty became bandmates in The Traveling Wilburys. They also became close friends. George asked Petty to help him write Cheer Down.

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