Best Beatles Songs Written By John Lennon

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The Top Ten

1 In My Life

The wisdom and foresight a very young man had to process to write one of the most profound and poient masterpieces. Well it's divine genius and beyond belief, This song was meaningful to me in my childhood, and still now in my 60s. Thoughtful,Touching n Timeless.

Stop putting non Beatles songs on Beatles lists. Imagine isn't a Beatles song, it's a John solo song - westofohio

One of the most beautiful songs ever written. I had it included in the music for my mother's funeral.

So many great John Lennon songs to choose from, but in my life is definitely the best. It's strikingly mature for a man in his early to mid twenties

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2 A Day in the Life

Here is how GREAT the Beatles were. Both "In My Life" and " Day in the Life" are among the greatest rock songs ever written. Guaranteed #1 hit singles, but the band thought that releasing singles off of albums was cheating the fans, and so never released them. They could easily have had another dozen or more #1 singles to top their already record total. [another example "While My Guitar Gently Weeps"]. these days, artists like Katy Perry and Rihanna "mine" their albums for singles, and ride the wave of popularity created by a hit album.

3 Strawberry Fields Forever

This is my favorite song of all time, its like your flying, its just such an great experience, no other song does this

4 Come Together

I can imagine this song as the first track of a Beatles Blues album - westofohio

5 Across the Universe

This songs was Lennon's best vocab, this showed he was the best amongst all songwriters. I Stan Lennon

My favorite Beatle song ad my favorite john Lennon song, despite there being so many. This song stands on it's own, lyrically and has a timeless and boundless, spiritual message for all. Love, love, love this song!

The great song of universal love.

6 Help!

I need somebody! - Misfire

7 Revolution

Surprisingly, this is actually the heaviest song by The Beatles. - Mumbizz01

Actually Helter Skelter is the Heaviest song The Beatles recorded - westofohio

8 Julia
9 Lucy In the Sky With Diamonds
10 All You Need Is Love

The Contenders

11 I Am the Walrus

Sorry but this is the best, and most unique, piece of music in The Beatles catalogue. This masterpiece could have only come from the mind of John Lennon. And only the fabs could have molded it so beautifully.

12 Rain

Britpop template

13 Please Please Me
14 Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)
15 Happiness Is a Warm Gun
16 I'm Only Sleeping
17 Tomorrow Never Knows
18 I'm So Tired

The ending was really poorly done, but I still really like this song.

19 Girl
20 And Your Bird Can Sing
21 You've Got to Hide Your Love Away

This is my favourite Beatles song. Lennon at his best.

22 The Ballad of John and Yoko
23 Nowhere Man
24 I'm In Love
25 Dear Prudence
26 I Want You (She's So Heavy)

What can I say? I can only cry. This song is amazing.

27 Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite
28 Because

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I think what the comment means is that he loves the song, and wonders why it's not at a higher spot.

Why is this song here?! It's beautiful!

Do you hate it or love it? You ask "why is this song here" on the best songs, sounding like it should not be on here, then you state it's beautiful, like you like it - westofohio

29 If I Fell
30 Ticket to Ride

Paul has stated that he and John wrote this song together - westofohio

This is a true Lennon/McCartney not just a John song - westofohio

31 Everybody's Got Something to Hide Except Me and My Monkey
32 A Hard Day's Night
33 She Said She Said
34 The Continuing Story of Bungalow Bill
35 Ask Me Why
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1. Come Together
2. In My Life
3. Julia
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1. Strawberry Fields Forever
2. A Day in the Life
3. Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)
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1. Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)
2. Strawberry Fields Forever
3. In My Life
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