John Lennon: Imagine (song) – song facts, recording info and more!

Billboard Top 40 Hits 1971: ‘#204: ‘Imagine’- John Lennon. October 23, 1971. Peaked at #3 in Billboard Hot 100.

  • Single: ‘Imagine’- John Lennon
  • Record Company- Apple
  • Genre: Rock
  • Written by John Lennon
  • Time: 2:59
  • B-side: ‘It’s So Hard’
  • Album- Imagine
  • Grade: A+
  • Peaked at #3 9 weeks in Billboard Hot 100.

‘Imagine’- John Lennon’s most famous post-Beatles song- hard to believe it didn’t get to #1- John Lennon had 16 Hot 100 hits as a solo artist with 13 making the Top 40- he was the last ex- Beatle to get to #1- in 1974 with ‘Whatever Gets You Thru The Night’ and his second #1 was the posthumous ‘{Just Like] Starting Over’ in 1980.

7 responses to “BILLBOARD TOP 40 HITS 1971: #204: ‘IMAGINE’- JOHN LENNON

  1. Great song to feature. It’s been played to death over the years and has most likely made Yoko ( good lord help us) a wealthier person. I was never a Lennon fan, but did enjoy the Fabs as a group. Even in his younger years, when he hooked up with Ono, which now Sir Paul say’s that is the real reason the band dissolved, I lost respect for him because of the way he treated his son Julian. He left a huge legacy music wise.

  2. certainly a great song. I tend to think he was getting his life back in check, so probably would have mended bridges with Julian, but I wonder if he and Paul M would ever have patched it up. We’ll never know.

  3. In retrospect not being a number one seems unim- beyond belief. a cheap pun, but the truth is such an iconic song not being such an obvious one for a number One these days seems inconceivable.)

  4. “Imagine no possessions. I wonder if you can.” The multimillionaire Lennon, who owned several expensive properties and cars, was criticized as a hypocrite. Hard to imagine what he would get on social media these days.

    • it’s easy for someone to say those things- when they have everything anyone could ever want- materially.. .. I remember hearing that Lenny Bruce once said of religious leaders- ministers–that any of them who had material wealth of more than a couple suits were phonies. … or something on that order.

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