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John Lennon’s Top 10 Hot 100 Hits
1. (Just Like) Starting Over (1980)
Lennon's "(Just Like) Starting Over" was the first single released from his album "Double Fantasy." The track was released in October of 1980, and reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 two weeks after his death in December of that year. The track was Lennon's biggest solo American hit, remaining at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 charts for five weeks.
2. Woman (1981)Lennon's "Woman" was released as a single off his 1980 album, "Double Fantasy." The ode to his wife Yoko Ono was the first single released after his death in 1981, and peaked on the Billboard Hot 100 at #2.
Whatever Gets You Thru the Night (1974)Lennon's "Whatever Gets You Thru the Night" was released on Apple Records in 1974 off his "Walls and Bridges" album. The song peaked at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, and was his only solo #1 single in the United States during his lifetime.
5. Imagine (1971)
Lennon's "Imagine" was released as a single from his album "Imagine" in 1971, and peaked at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100. Lennon cited Yoko Ono's book "Grapefruit" as the inspiration for the song, which went on to receive a Grammy Hall of Fame award.
7. #9 Dream (1974)
Lennon wrote "#9 Dream" for his album "Walls and Bridges." The song peaked at #9 on the Billboard Hot 100. Inspiration for the song came to Lennon in a dream, in which he heard the repeated phrase ""Ah! böwakawa poussé, poussé."
8. Watching The Wheels (1981)
Lennon's "Watching the Wheels" was the third single released from Lennon and Yoko Ono's "Double Fantasy" album, and it peaked at #10 on the BIllboard Hot 100. The single was released in 1981, less than a year after his death.