Instant Karma (We All Shine On)
John Lennon
Instant Karma's gonna get you
Gonna knock you right on the head
You better get yourself together
Pretty soon you're gonna be dead
Peak Chart Position
  • peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1970
  • peaked at No. 5 on the UK Singles chart in 1970
  • RIAA certified Gold record
  • the song was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
  • the single was released ten days after it was recorded
  • on the record:
         John Lennon - lead vocals, acoustic guitar, electric piano
         George Harrison - electric guitar, backing vocals
         Billy Preston - grand piano
         Klaus Voorman - bass guitar, backing vocals
         Alan White - drums
         Yoko Ono - backing vocals
         Mal Evans (Beatles assistant) - chimes, handclaps
  • written by John Lennon
  • produced by Phil Spector
  • recorded at Abbey Road Studios, London
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