Best John Lennon Songs

The Top Ten
1 Imagine Imagine Cover Art

I wish I could have saved him. I wish I could take a time machine and stand there, as an invisible shield, and taken those three shots. I wasn't around at the time, but if I was, you would have seen me as his shield, protector. I bet he is up there right now, taking little dolls that represent humans, and moving them, and changing them, to make the world the way he had imagined. I know that some people thought that the fans of John Lennon weren't close to him, but they really were. They attended to concerts, they had albums they admired as if it was the only thing that mattered, they looked up to him. I wish I could have saved him.
-L.

There is something hauntingly beautiful about this song. Lyrics are simple and the message is clear. However, the way John delivers it is totally out of this world.

Definitely his greatest song of all time! I'm still in love with this song and it still gives me chills every time I hear it. His voice is simply amazing in this song,this can make me feel sad over him,he was my favorite male rock singer of all time but so sad that he got shoted:( Everybody still loves this song,who doesn't? It's the greatest song of all time! I still love this song,it's one of the songs that I never get tired and bored of listening to this song,this song would never get old for me. Deserves number 1!

This is simply the best song ever written. The clarity, simplicity, honesty and beauty of the thoughts it evokes really does make you sit and "Imagine".

2 Instant Karma Instant Karma Cover Art

Gets you right from the start!

"Instant Karma gonna get you, it's gonna look you right in the face"

Really good songs steven king even got the title of the shining from this song

3 Working Class Hero Working Class Hero Cover Art

This perfect utopian society with no conflict.

This is the most impressive song I ever heard.

They keep you dope with religion and sex and T.V.

Amazing lyrics. what a voice listen carefully and see the beautiful lyric

4 Jealous Guy Jealous Guy Cover Art

This is really amazing... Lyrics are so true... It tells that how we lose real meaning of love and become jealous and insecure and then make the one who we love cry

Everyone is a fan of imagine. Don't get me wrong it's a great song, but I think jealous guy is the best song on the imagine lp.

Amazing song. Relates to my story and maybe everyone's...

One of the most beautiful songs ever! Top musicianship.

5 Woman Woman Cover Art

Simply beautiful and heartwarming!

I now pronounce you husband and wife.

Can't stop listening to this song!

Has such a bouncy beat.

6 God God Cover Art

This is too perfect for God to handle.

I would actually rank this one at number 4 in my top song list. Great

It's too bad he left the Beatles.

I love everything about this song, lyrics, music
It really is a thought provoking piece of art

7 Watching the Wheels Watching the Wheels Cover Art

This song has a great tune to it. I was tossing up between this and imagine but I voted for this. Anyone want to listen to a great song listen to this one. Beautiful lyrics!.

Forget Imagine and Woman this is the greatest Lennon song it's complex in its arrangements yet perfectly describes where he was in life...

This song says exactly what I like to do, sit down and watch the world.

This song hooks me every time I hear it. Damn he was good.

8 (Just Like) Starting Over (Just Like) Starting Over Cover Art

It doesn't matter to me that this beautiful song just slipped the top ten - it will always be number one to me.

Love a of Lennon's music, shame he died so young! He still had so much more to offer!

This song should at least be in the top ten; it's so beautiful!

After 5 years away from music, this song was the perfect way to start his comeback... the doo-wop sound is very unique, as he had never done it before... the lyrics are stunning, and mesmerizing.

9 Stand by Me Stand by Me Cover Art

When the night is cold and the land is dark and the moon is the only light we see VOTE 4 ME!

Doesn't beat imagine, but still a great song and deserves to be in the top ten easily.

I prefer the Ben E. King version.

10 Happy Xmas (War is Over) Happy Xmas (War is Over) Cover Art

Hard to choose as there are so many masterpieces. This, along with Across the Universe stop my heart each time I hear it!

The Contenders
11 Mother Mother Cover Art

This is a sad funeral song. Children lose parents. Both mom and dad die in various ways. Take care of them and love your parents while they're still alive.

Lennon's powerful voice and forceful singing makes this my favourite song by him of all time.

Absolute masterpiece, one can clearly see the pain in the screams

So raw and intense

12 Nobody Told Me Nobody Told Me Cover Art
13 Love Love Cover Art

First off, River quote!
And this is one of the most beautiful and honest songs ever written. It makes me cry more than any of John's other songs and it just embodies him so much. I miss him like crazy.

I still think Imagine is the best but this should be second. It is one of the most beautiful songs ever composed and yet so simple. But in simplicity there is truth.

14 Real Love Real Love Cover Art

John Lennon recorded this song shortly before he was assassinated, but it was a poor quality demo, so the Beatles finished it in 1995 for their Anthology 2 album. Although I prefer The Beatles' version, Lennon's solo effort is still beautiful. A very underrated Lennon solo song.

What an amazing song! The song was recorded after John Lennon was murdered. It was originally a Beatles song written by John Lennon, but it didn't get into an album so John Lennon rewrote the lyrics and performed it himself

Doesn't really count. But it's still one of my top 15 songs of all time.

15 #9 Dream #9 Dream Cover Art

Although Imagine is my favorite of his (I know, how typical) but this song is a close second. Could this be his best song? Yes, let's be honest, it is. The vocals in this are superb. You can't go wrong with a little mystical vocals. Great track, his best.

Biased here, but it's my favorite song ever sung. Of course I want it higher.

This song defines ethereal...and I love ethereal.

My favourite. Should be on the best of Album.

16 Oh My Love Oh My Love Cover Art

Used this track for the moment my Wife to be walked into the room...lovely track, can't believe its not in the top 3. If you have never listened to it...do it now! Wow, John's voice is gorgeous on it. God Bless you John.

Perhaps my favorite song of all time. Joyfull when I'm happy, melancolic when I'm sad, it is hauntingly beautiful, simply amazing. If you've never heard it, give it a chance.

No words for this song...

Oh my love, I need you

17 Mind Games Mind Games Cover Art
18 Beautiful Boy (Darling Boy) Beautiful Boy (Darling Boy) Cover Art

Great song! This one was Paul McCartney's favorite from john lennon. It made him cry when listening to it. Love this song!.

"Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans" so true, beautiful song

19 Give Peace a Chance Give Peace a Chance Cover Art

Best song ever, I love it as much as imagine. Peace& love. Forever John Lennon lives in our hearts.

Should be #1. If only humanity could do it.

20 A Day In the Life A Day In the Life Cover Art

Actualy, this song is a collaboration. John Lennon wrote 2/3 of this song and Paul Mccartney wrote the middle part. (wake up, fall out of bed, drag the comb across my head. )

21 Cold Turkey Cold Turkey Cover Art

Why is the song just so down?

22 How Do You Sleep?

Though not my favorite Lennon song, I think it deserves recognition. I love Paul, but the pure sound of this song is beautiful. It also gives the feeling that Paul is getting his dues. You can almost feel the words sink into Paul's skin.

23 How?

This song is the best song ever. It helps me relate to many other things in life. I am surprised this song wasn't even on the list. It at least deserves to be in the top ten.

24 Help! Help! Cover Art
25 Come Together Come Together Cover Art
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