John Lennon
Lennon John 1971 Imagine

Imagine there's no heaven
It's easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky
Imagine all the people
Living for today

Peak Chart Position
  • peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1971
  • UK Singles chart positions: (No. 6 - 1975), (No. 1 - 1980, (No. 3 - 1999)
  • the song was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
  • ranks #3 on Rolling Stone magazine's 2010 list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time
  • from John Lennon's second studio album, Imagine (1971)
  • on the record:
       John Lennon- vocals, piano
       Klaus Voorman- bass
       Alan White- drums
  • written by John Lennon
  • Lennon wrote "Imagine" at his home in Tittenhurst Park in Berkshire, England on a brown Steinway upright piano that he purchased in December 1970; George Michael later bought the legendary piano at an auction in 2000 for $2.1 million
  • produced by Phil Spector, John Lennon, Yoko Ono
  • recorded at John Lennon's home studio (Tittenhurst Park in Berkshire, England)
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