Best John Lennon Songs

The Top Ten

1 Imagine Imagine Cover Art

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.

Meaningful lyrics.. and great music... and great voice as well... too GOOD>...

It is hard to imagine how he composed

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.

2 Working Class Hero Working Class Hero Cover Art

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.

3 Instant Karma Instant Karma Cover Art

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

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

Instant karma is the best song

Gets you right from the start!

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

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

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

First one after imagine

5 Woman Woman Cover Art

Simply beautiful and heartwarming!

Can't stop listening to this song!

I now pronounce you husband and wife.

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

The Dream is Over

It's too bad he left the Beatles.

7 Watching the Wheels Watching the Wheels Cover Art

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 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!.

Easily on the same level as his Beatles work.

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

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.

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!

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 Mother Mother Cover Art

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

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.

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

My favorite john lennon song

10 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!

Awesome song it should be on number 2 or 3

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

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

The Contenders

11 Love Love Cover Art

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.

12 Nobody Told Me Nobody Told Me Cover Art

By far best John Lennon song

13 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!

This is a great Christmas song

Cry every time I hear this magnificent song


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.

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

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

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

16 Oh My Love Oh My Love Cover Art

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.

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.

Oh my love, I need you

No words for this song...

17 Mind Games Mind Games Cover Art

Highly underrated should have been a number one song loved it from the first time I heard the fantastic intro and mesmerizing sound Imagine is his signature best but overplayed

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

Beautiful song, should be in the top 5

Great when I'm looking for a happy song

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

The first time I heard this song I instantly liked it

This is the best song I ever heard

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.

This song is still relevant today

20 Cold Turkey Cold Turkey Cover Art

Why is the song just so down?

21 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.

22 How Do You Sleep?

I feel guilty. I'm more of a McCartney fan, but I still like this song anyway. :')

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.

I voted for this just to say: what IS A HATE SONG EVER PUT ON A LIST?!?! Even more spiteful if it's dedicated to McCartney, I hate this song. How does it f**king sleep?

23 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. )

24 Nobody Loves You (When You're Down and Out) Nobody Loves You (When You're Down and Out) Cover Art

Such an underrated song, lyrics are genius

25 Twist and Shout Twist and Shout Cover Art

1. John didn't write this. It was a cover.
2. The Beatles performed it.
3. Why is it here?

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