Sunday, November 23, 2008

"Imagine" by John Lennon

Tonight I am a bit tired and under the weather, so I thought I would simply leave you with a video courtesy of IFilm. The video in this case is the classic "Imagine" by John Lennon. It appeared on his 1971 album of the same name. The song reached number three on the Billboard singles chart. It reached number six in the United Kingdom. It has gone onto become one of the 100 most performed songs of the 20th century according to BMI. It has also consistently ranked in the top ten of various lists of the greatest rock songs of all time, including the 2004 list compiled by Rolling Stone of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (there it ranked number three).

While "Imagine" remains one of John Lennon's most popular songs (certainly his most popular solo effort), its origins are unknown. Most believe it is rooted in John Lennon's desire for a more peaceful world. Ultimately, it could go all the way back to 1963. Lennon's lyrics for "I'll Get to You" begin with "Imagine I'm in love with you, it's easy 'cause I know," a line remarkably similar to those in "Imagine."

Regardless, without further ado, here is "Imagine."

1 comment:

Squirrel said...

Get well soon, Mercury...

a very timely post as last night on BBC news I saw that they had decided to "Forgive" John for saying (something he didn' t actually say/ mean in the way they took it) --that the beatles were in fact, bigger than jesus. some took it to mean he thought a=he and the boys were gods and bigger ones.

Forgiveness ... unreal to see this on the news. Really silly .