35. John Lennon - Imagine
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66. 35. John Lennon - Imagine
“You may say I'm a dreamer / But I'm not the only one.” The title track of Lennon’s 1971 solo album, this song became the former Beatle’s epitaph after his murder in 1980. Based on his wife Yoko Ono’s conceptual poems, it’s a tribute to positive thinking to achieve real change and was written when John was becoming politically active. A simple piano melody is sweetened by producer Phil Spector’s cinematic strings.