Billboard #1 Hits #495: ‘[Just Like] Starting Over’- John Lennon. December 27, 1980
- Single: ‘[Just Like] Starting Over’- John Lennon
- Record Company- Geffen
- Genre: Rock
- Written by John Lennon
- Time: 3:54
- B-side:’Kiss, Kiss, Kiss’ [Yoko Ono]
- Album- Double Fantasy
- Grade: A+
- Peaked at #1 5 weeks in Billboard Hot 100. #1 in UK Singles Chart. #1 in Australia, Canada, Ireland, Spain and Switzerland.
John Lennon’s comeback single was at #8 and climbing on the Billboard Hot 100 when he was assassinated on December 8, 1980. It would hit #1 at the end of the year and stay their for 5 weeks becoming John’s biggest solo hit in the United States. The song was chosen to be the first single not because it was the best song on Double Fantasy but because it was the song best capturing the return to music after his 5 years outside of the music industry. John called it his ‘Elvis/ Orbison song- in the song he impersonates the singing styles of the two.