THE BEATLES TOP 60 SOLO SONGS: #3- “IT DON’T COME EASY”- RINGO STARR

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The Beatles Top 60 Solo Songs:#3 “It Don’t Come Easy” -Ringo Starr. At #3 Ringo’s “It Don’t Come Easy” which received strong consideration for the #1 spot on my countdown. Ringo’s first post- Beatles single- “It Don’t Come Easy” is credited to Ringo- aka Richard Starkey but he received substantial help on the writing of the song from George Harrison. Ringo later said that George suggested the last verse be about God. When Starr protested, Harrison suggested Hare Krishna. Starr protested again, and Harrison suggested “peace” as a topic, and they settled on that. Good choice. Released as a single “It Don’t Come Easy” went to #4 in both the UK and US singles charts. Anyone worried about Ringo during the post- Beatles days had no reason to worry- he would always be able to get by with a little help from his friends. The b-side- of the single is “Early 1970” -Ringo’s commentary of the state of The Beatles after the break-up. A rough draft at a peace treaty.

10 responses to “THE BEATLES TOP 60 SOLO SONGS: #3- “IT DON’T COME EASY”- RINGO STARR

  1. Well, I kind of agree with Lisa … wouldn’t make my top 3 for the category but no argument about it being a really good single. I think I like “Photograph” by him a bit more, and the common thread there is apparently George.
    Well, unless you surprise us and put “Will it go round in Circles?” in there with Billy Preston being an “honorary” Beatle, looks like Sir Paul gets your gold and silver… but what songs? There’s the mystery!

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