THE BEATLES TOP 60 SOLO SONGS: #5: ‘INSTANT KARMA’- JOHN LENNON

Lennon / Ono* With The Plastic Ono Band - Instant Karma! (1970, Vinyl) |  Discogs

The Beatles Top 60 Solo Songs: #5: “Instant Karma”- John Lennon. ‘Instant Karma’ was released in early 1970- before The Beatles had officially broken up. This song was one of those songs that Lennon was struck with the inspiration – and the man who described himself as a very lazy person- went into motion quickly- he wrote it, recorded it and had it released all within ten days.

“Instant Karma” was the first single by a solo Beatle to sell a million copies. Like the previous song #6 ‘My Sweet Lord” by George- “Instant Karma” was produced by Phil Spector. The single went to #3 in the Billboard Hot 100. Where John’s single from the fall of 1969 “Cold Turkey” a great song- but a little too pounding to be big hit- I’ve always thought of “Instant Karma” as a perfect single- great sounding. The only surprise here is that it didn’t go to #1.

6 responses to “THE BEATLES TOP 60 SOLO SONGS: #5: ‘INSTANT KARMA’- JOHN LENNON

  1. I think John would have loved/more than I do… the current recording business about recording something and if you want…you can post it for the whole world.
    Love this song.

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