The Beatles Top 60 Solo Songs: #18: “Working Class Hero”- John Lennon- the second song in a row on this list from John Lennon’s Plastic Ono Band album. The funny thing about John Lennon’s song here about social class- is that he himself If I remember correctly worked at a ‘real’ job only very briefly in his life. His whole goal was to avoid work- and well the music thing worked out pretty well for him. The song features only John and his acoustic guitar. Lennon recorded the song over a hundred times before he was satisfied- and the final result is a composite of two different takes.