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Birthday special: top ten remarkable John Lennon songs

Hindustantimes.com  New Delhi, October 08, 2013
First Published: 18:08 IST(8/10/2013) | Last Updated: 11:49 IST(9/10/2013)

The famous John Ono Lennon, the founder of the worldwide known music band The Beatles, was born on this very day in the year of 1940. Today marks the 73rd birth anniversary of the legendary singer. The Beatles tasted great success in Lennon's presence until 1970. Later he came up with critically acclaimed albums as his solo work. Here's a look at some of his most famous songs of all time.

Give Peace a Chance
This song was Lennon's debut solo single even though he was still a part of Beatles then. The song is based on an anti-war theme and interestingly was recorded in John-Yoko's honeymoon room.

Imagine
Imagine is the most timeless song by John Lennon ever. It has been covered by a lot of artists but nothing can match with the original.

Instant Karma!
Instant Karma is again one of the best he has written. The song was ready in just 10 days.

Revolution
One thing that makes this song special is John Lennon playing the guitar himself.



In My Life
This song was a Beatles production. The song originated with Lennon, and while Paul McCartney contributed to the final version.

Jealous Guy
This one is written and performed by John Lennon which first appeared on his 1971 album Imagine. It is one of the most commonly covered Lennon songs.



Mother
Mother is actually a cry to both his parents, who abandoned him in his childhood. The song was first released on his 1970 album John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band.

Mind Games
Mind Games was out when John Lennon began distancing himself from the political and social issues he had embraced in the previous 18 months. It was also around this time that he and his wife, Yoko Ono, were going through marital problems.



(Just Like) Starting Over
This was the first single released from Double Fantasy, and the first new recording Lennon had released since 1975. It was chosen by Lennon not because he felt it was the best track on the album, but because it was the most appropriate following his five-year absence from the recording industry.

Happy Xmas (War Is Over)
This one has become a Christmas classic over the years. It was a part of Lennon and Ono's peace campaign.

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