“Imagine,” a worldwide and massive hit that struck the entire humanity. Its central core is to unite the world without boundaries, no detachments of religions and nationalities, and merely a world of peace. A song of inspiration to everyone. Yes, John Lennon intended to create a song that would inspire the mass to have a better place to live in.
We are in a cruel world where fights and crimes are prevalent. Divisions of nationality and religions are often the reason for wars. Also, discrimination is still dominant from place to place and country to country. These things ware what the song “Imagine” would like to eradicate and leave a mark of wisdom, respect, and love. Once again, listen to the song for it will make you realize how beautiful the world is without war, crimes, and partitions.
We are still hoping that someday, somehow, the wicked things happening around us would stop.
John Lennon wrote the words and lyrics of “Imagine.” It was released in 1971 under the album of the same name. “Imagine” was the most successful song of John Lennon as a solo artist after separation from his band “The Beatles.” Also, the song was named as one of the 100 most-performed songs in the 20th century. It even ranked at 30 of the 365 “Songs of the Century” in the United States. Rolling Stones ranked the song as the 3rd on the “500 Greatest Songs of All Time.” Above all, the song placed at No. 1 in most countries all over the world. Lastly, the song placed at number three on the Billboard Hot 100.
Moreover, “Imagine” was inspired by the book of John Lennon’s better half Yoko Ono’s “Grapefruit.” At the time of its composition, Yoko Ono contributed a lot to the words and lyrics and the concept. However, the whole piece was credited to John Lennon. Also, another inspiration of the song was from a Christian prayer book.
Up to these days, “Imagine” is still one of the best inspirational songs throughout the world. Various artists keep on re-releasing and re-recording the song. It is to remind us that it’s never too late to make the world a haven of peace and unity with contentment in each and everyone’s heart.
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