Best John Lennon Songs

The Top Ten

1 Imagine Imagine

This and Working Class Hero are my anthems but imagine is just the best song ever written so pure and beautiful it really is a dream I'm working on an metal concept album and I'm seriously considering it ending with a by the book cover of this song. If I could I would just put john lennon's version on it. I don't believe in heaven John deserves to be as high as you can go Bigger then Jesus he was bigger then god.

It is hard to imagine how he composed

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".

Very beautifully done, simple but very poignant. Thank you Mr. Lennon for this song, it's my personal favorite.

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2 Working Class Hero Working Class Hero

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

Above the Korean pretty boy yes but ELVIS come on I am a lead vocalist and I know and understand what range depth and pure God given talent sound like And Elvis is far and away the most versatile singer of all time I believe it was Carl Perjins that said something along the lines of there is no greater honor than to have Elvis do one of your songs but once he does it he owns it it's always his from that point forwar there is no greater honor than to have Elvis do one of your songs but once he does it he owns it from that point forward it will always be considered an Elvis song

This is the most impressive song I ever heard.

This perfect utopian society with no conflict.

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3 Jealous Guy Jealous Guy

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

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

This song says everything.. What you could only feel!

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.

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4 Instant Karma Instant Karma

Really good songs steven king even got the title of the shining from this song - LegitGames12

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5 God God

This is too perfect for God to handle.

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

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

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6 Woman Woman

Simply beautiful and heartwarming!

Can't stop listening to this song!

The best sound, and sentimental attachment being a posthumous uk number one

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7 Watching the Wheels Watching the Wheels

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!. - Hybridking

Easily on the same level as his Beatles work. Probably his best melody, after "Norwegian Wood". - PetSounds

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

Beautiful lyrics and melody - my all-time favorite.

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8 Stand by Me Stand by Me

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

Awesome song it should be on number 2 or 3

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

This song is one of the best ever he really hits the notes

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9 Mother Mother

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

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10 Love Love

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.

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.

The Newcomers

? I'm Stepping Out I'm Stepping Out
? Beautiful Boy (Darling Boy) Beautiful Boy (Darling Boy)

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

The first time I heard this song I instantly liked it

This is the best song I ever heard

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The Contenders

11 Happy Xmas (War Is Over) Happy Xmas (War Is Over) V 2 Comments
12 Real Love Real Love

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. - backflip

13 (Just Like) Starting Over (Just Like) Starting Over

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

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

It's his biggest hit, no. 1 for five weeks, it has so much beautiful meaning it must be his best.

14 Oh My Love Oh My Love

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 now! Wow, John's voice is gorgeous on it. God Bless you John.

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15 Nobody Told Me Nobody Told Me
16 Mind Games Mind Games

I can't believe this one is so low on the list

Beautiful song, should be in the top 5

17 Give Peace a Chance Give Peace a Chance

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.

This song is still relevant today

18 How? 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.

19 #9 Dream #9 Dream

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.

How This song cannot be in the top 5? It's the best in my opinion

My favourite. Should be on the best of Album.

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20 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.

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