Best John Lennon Songs

The Top Ten
1 Imagine

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 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.

2 Instant Karma

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

Really good song. Stephen King even got the title of The Shining from this song.

3 Working Class Hero

This is the most impressive song I ever heard.

This perfect utopian society with no conflict...

Amazing lyrics. What a voice! Listen carefully and see the beautiful lyric.

4 Jealous Guy

This is really amazing. The lyrics are so true. It tells how we lose the real meaning of love and become jealous and insecure. Then, we make the one 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...

5 Woman

Simply beautiful and heartwarming!

I now pronounce you husband and wife.

Can't stop listening to this song!

6 God

This is too perfect for God to handle.

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

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 who wants 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.

8 (Just Like) Starting Over

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

Love all 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!

9 Stand by Me

When the night is cold and the land is dark and the moon is the only light we see... Vote for me!

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

10 Happy Xmas (War is Over)

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

The Contenders
11 Mother

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 make this my favorite song by him of all time.

Absolute masterpiece. One can clearly see the pain in the screams.

12 Love

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.

13 Nobody Told Me
14 #9 Dream

Although Imagine is my favorite of his (I know, how typical), 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.

15 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.

16 Mind Games
17 Oh My Love

I used this track for the moment my wife-to-be walked into the room. Lovely track, can't believe it's 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. Joyful when I'm happy, melancholic when I'm sad, it is hauntingly beautiful, simply amazing. If you've never heard it, give it a chance.

18 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.

19 Give Peace a Chance

Best song ever. I love it as much as Imagine. Peace and love. Forever John Lennon lives in our hearts.

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

20 A Day In the Life

Actually, 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
22 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.

23 Help!
24 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.

25 Come Together
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