The Beatles Top 60 Solo Songs: #11: #9 Dream”- John Lennon. This song came to John Lennon in a dream. He would later claim that it was a song he just ‘churned out with no inspiration.” John would also claim that it was one of his favorite songs because it did come to him in a dream. Lennon woke up wrote down the lyrics and the melody. John also considered #9 to be a significant number in his life. He was born on October 9th. He was assassinated on the evening of December 8th in NYC-but in Liverpool- it was already December 9th. The single “#9 Dream”- peaked at — #9. Maybe in my countdown I should have put it at #9!