The Beatles Top 60 Solo Songs: #4- “Watching The Wheels” -John Lennon. Down to the Final 4- The Mount Rushmore of Beatles Solo Songs! “Watching The Wheels” the single from John and Yoko’s Double Fantasy album it reached #10 in the Billboard Hot 100. The song deals with Lennon’s ‘missing years’ from the music industry- 1975- to 1980 when he didn’t release any music, stayed out of the limelight and described himself as being a ‘house husband raising his son Sean. This song which featured a hammered dulcimer was a favorite of mine since the first time I heard it. At different times in my life I have had the same feelings that Lennon expressed in his song. My favorite John Lennon solo single.