Best John Lennon Songs

The Top Ten

1 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

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

love

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2 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 Instant Karma

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

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

Instant karma is the best song

Instant Karma's gonna' get you votin'. So vote for it.

4 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!

First one after imagine

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5 God

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

GOD IS A CONCEPT

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6 Woman

Simply beautiful and heartwarming!

Can't stop listening to this song!

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

Unbelieveble this song is only 7th

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7 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 song and seriously underrated.

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8 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

My favorite john lennon song

easy

9 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

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.

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10 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 Contenders

11 (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!

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.

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

12 Happy Xmas (War is Over)

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

This is a great Christmas song - Ajkloth

Cry every time I hear this magnificent song

GREATEST CHRISTMAS SONG EVER!

13 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

14 #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

#9 dream is a great song and should be in the top 5.

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15 Nobody Told Me

By far best John Lennon song

16 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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17 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...do 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...

18 Mind Games

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

Beautiful song, should be in the top 5

18 what a joke this is 2

19 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

20 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.

21 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.

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?

22 A Day In the Life

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. )

23 Twist and Shout

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

24 Nobody Loves You (When You're Down and Out)
25 Cold Turkey

Why is the song just so down?

26 Help!
27 I Am the Walrus
28 In My Life

His most autobiographical and deep composition hands down.

My favourite song by John Lennon.

29 Come Together
30 Whatever Gets You Thru' the Night

I can't believe it isn't on the list! The first and only number 1 single of John in USA! It's the most funny, lively, upbeat song of John with Instant Karma!

The most upbeat Lennon song ever; this song is almost 'disco' because of its simplicity and boy does it have a groove! Listen to this song and try not to want to dance. Brilliant.

31 Oh Yoko!

Great song, shows us how much john admired and loved Yoko. The definition of pure oove - Jiorl

32 Happiness Is a Warm Gun
33 Power to the People
34 Strawberry Fields Forever
35 Isolation

35? Come on guys this is top ten easy

36 Remember
37 Grow Old with Me
38 Well Well Well
39 Bring On the Lucie (Freeda People)
40 Gimme Some Truth
41 Woman Is the Ni***r of the World

This truly speaks the truth. Think about it.

Probobly the best song I've ever heard! The lyrics are so true, the melody are amazing and he dares to speak the truth. This should be in top 5

42 I Don't Wanna Be a Soldier Mama I Don't Wanna Die

37th place? Why? This song is one of the best!

43 Steel and Glass

creepy

44 Scared

In my opinion, this song is one of 5 best John's songs

45 Julia
46 I'm Stepping Out
47 Tight A$

Just love the rock and roll and the brilliance of the lyrics.
The way ass and as intertwene

48 Dear Yoko
49 It's So Hard
50 Look at Me
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