THE BEATLES TOP 60 SOLO SONGS: #41: ” HAPPY XMAS [WAR IT OVER]- JOHN LENNON & YOKO ONO

The Beatles Top 60 Solo Songs: #41: “Happy Xmas [War Is Over}- John Lennon and Yoko Ono. John Lennon once commented to the effect that he would like to have a song that is associated with Christmas that is played every year- a Christmas standard- and he has it- with “Happy Xmas {War Is Over.} The singles was released late 1971 in the US- where it failed to crack to Top 40- but released in the holiday season of 1972 in the UK it went to #4- and in 1980 after his death it went to #2 in the UK. This was of course was as much an anti-war song- in this case the Vietnam War- as it was a Christmas song. It has become that Christmas standard- I am not a big Christmas song fan but come this time of the year its a guarantee to hear this song somewhere. All four ex-Beatles have put out at one time or another a Christmas song- this one is the best. It has also become over the decades a much covered song by other artists.

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