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John Lennon – Beatle, activist, legend, icon, but taken from us way too soon.  Lennon’s impact will be felt for generations to come, and not just for his music, but for his ideas and beliefs.  On the musical side, here is the John Lennon album discography.

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John Lennon Album Discography

Songwriting and Production

Lennon – John Lennon
Ono – Yoko Ono

 

Unfinished Music No. 1:  Two Virgins

Apple T-5001
Billboard Album Chart:  entry – 8 Feb. 1969, peak – 124, stay – 8 weeks
Producer not listed
Side One:
1.  Two Virgins – 14:14 – Lennon, Ono
Side Two:
1.  Two Virgins – 15:13 – Lennon, Ono
Shown as by John Lennon and Yoko Ono
Note:  The U.S. release did not list track titles on the label or sleeve.  The UK release shows the following track titles (individual track times not listed):
Side One:
1.  Two Virgins No. 1 – Lennon, One
2.  Together – Buddy G. De Sylva, Lew Brown, Ray Henderson
3.  Two Virgins No. 2 – Lennon, One
4.  Two Virgins No. 3 – Lennon, One
5.  Two Virgins No. 4 – Lennon, One
6.  Two Virgins No. 5 – Lennon, One
Side Two:
1.  Two Virgins No. 6 – Lennon, One
2.  Hushabye Hushabye – composer not known
3.  Two Virgins No. 7 – Lennon, One
4.  Two Virgins No. 8 – Lennon, One
5.  Two Virgins No. 9 – Lennon, One
6.  Two Virgins No. 10 – Lennon, One

 

Unfinished Music No. 2:  Life With The Lions

Zapple ST-3357
Billboard Album Chart:  entry – 28 Jun. 1969, peak – 174, stay – 8 weeks
Produced by John Lennon, Yoko Ono
Side One:
1.  Cambridge 1969 – 26:30 – Lennon, Ono
Side Two:
1.  No Bed For Beatle John – 4:45 – Lennon, Ono
2.  Baby’s Heartbeat – 5:10 – Lennon, Ono
3.  Two Minutes Silence – 2:00 – Lennon, Ono
4.  Radio Play – 12:35 – Lennon, Ono
Shown as by John Lennon And Yoko Ono

 

Wedding Album

Apple SMAX-3361
Billboard Album Chart:  entry – 13 Dec. 1969, peak – 178, stay – 3 weeks
Produced by John Ono Lennon, Yoko Ono Lennon
Side One:
1.  John And Yoko – 22:23 – Lennon, Ono
Side Two:
1.  Amsterdam – 24:52 – Lennon, Ono
Shown as by John Ono Lennon And Yoko Ono Lennon

 

Live Peace In Toronto 1969

Apple SW-3362
Billboard Album Chart:  entry – 10 Jan. 1970, peak – 10, stay – 32 weeks
Produced by John Lennon, Yoko Ono
Side One:
1.  Blue Suede Shoes – 4:00 – Carl Perkins
2.  Money – 3:20 – Janie Bradford, Berry Gordy, Jr.
3.  Dizzy Miss Lizzie – 3:25 – Larry Williams
4.  Yer Blues – 3:50 – Lennon, Paul McCartney
5.  Cold Turkey – 3:43 – Lennon
6.  Give Peace A Chance – 3:30 – Lennon, Paul McCartney
Side Two (17:38 total):
1.  Don’t Worry Kyoko (Mummy’s Only Looking For Her Hand In The Snow) – Ono
2.  John John (Let’s Hope For Peace) – Ono
Shown as by The Plastic Ono Band

 

John Lennon / Plastic Ono Band

Apple SW 3372
Billboard Album Chart:  entry – 26 Dec. 1970, peak – 6, stay – 33 weeks
Produced by John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Phil Spector
Side One:
1.  Mother – 5:29 – Lennon
2.  Hold On – 1:49 – Lennon
3.  I Found Out – 3:33 – Lennon
4.  Working Class Hero – 3:44 – Lennon
5.  Isolation – 2:48 – Lennon
Side Two:
1.  Remember – 4:29 – Lennon
2.  Love – 3:17 – Lennon
3.  Well Well Well – 5:52 – Lennon
4.  Look At Me – 2:49 – Lennon
5.  God – 4:04 – Lennon
6.  My Mummy’s Dead – 0:48 – Lennon

 

Imagine

Apple SW 3379
Billboard Album Chart:  entry – 18 Sep. 1971, peak – 1 (1 week), stay – 45 weeks
Produced by John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Phil Spector
Side One:
1.  Imagine – 2:59 – Lennon
2.  Crippled Inside – 3:43 – Lennon
3.  Jealous Guy – 4:10 – Lennon
4.  It’s So Hard – 2:22 – Lennon
5.  I Don’t Want To Be A Soldier – 6:01 – Lennon
Side Two:
1.  Give Me Some Truth – 3:11 – Lennon
2.  Oh My Love – 2:40 – Lennon, Ono
3.  How Do You Sleep? – 5:29 – Lennon
4.  How? – 3:37 – Lennon
5.  Oh Yoko! – 4:18 – Lennon
Shown as by John Lennon Plastic Ono Band (With The Flux Fiddlers)

 

Some Time In New York City

Apple SVBB 3392
Billboard Album Chart:  entry – 1 Jul. 1972, peak – 48, stay – 17 weeks
Produced by John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Phil Spector
Side One:
1.  Woman Is The Nigger Of The World – 5:15 – Lennon, Ono
2.  Sisters, O Sisters – 3:46 – Ono
3.  Attica State – 2:52 – Lennon, Ono
4.  Born In A Prison – 4:04 – Ono
5.  New York City – 4:32 – Lennon
Side Two:
1.  Sunday Bloody Sunday – 5:00 – Lennon, Ono
2.  Luck Of The Irish – 2:54 – Lennon, Ono
3.  John Sinclair – 3:28 – Lennon
4.  Angela – 4:08 – Lennon, Ono
5.  We’re All Water – 7:15 – Ono
Side Three (24:46 total):
1.  Cold Turkey – Lennon
2.  Don’t Worry Kyoko – Ono
Side Four (22:58 total):
1.  Well (Baby Please Don’t Go) – Walter Ward
2.  Jamrag – Lennon, Ono
3.  Scumbag – Lennon, Ono, Zappa
4.  Au – Lennon, Ono
Shown as by John and Yoko / Plastic Ono Band with Elephants Memory and Invisible Strings (Sides 1 and 2), John and Yoko / Plastic Ono Band with a cast of 1000’s (Side 3), and John and Yoko / Plastic Ono Band with Frank Zappa And The Mothers Of Invention (Side 4)

 

Mind Games

Apple SW-3414
Billboard Album Chart:  entry – 24 Nov. 1973, peak – 9, stay – 31 weeks
Produced by John Lennon
Side One:
1.  Mind Games – 4:10 – Lennon
2.  Tight A$ – 3:35 – Lennon
3.  Aisumasen (I’m Sorry) – 4:41 – Lennon
4.  One Day (At A Time) – 3:27 – Lennon
5.  Bring On The Lucie (Freeda Peeple) – 4:11 – Lennon
6.  Nutopian International Anthem – 0:03 – Lennon
Side Two:
1.  Intuition – 3:05 – Lennon
2.  Out The Blue – 3:19 – Lennon
3.  Only People – 3:21 – Lennon
4.  I Know (I Know) – 3:56 – Lennon
5.  You Are Here – 4:06 – Lennon
6.  Meat City – 2:52 – Lennon

 

Walls And Bridges

Apple SW-3416
Billboard Album Chart:  entry – 12 Oct. 1974, peak – 1 (1 week), stay – 35 weeks
Produced by John Lennon
Side One:
1.  Going Down On Love – 3:53 – Lennon
2.  Whatever Gets You Thru The Night – 3:24 – Lennon
3.  Old Dirt Road – 4:10 – Lennon, Harry Nilsson
4.  What You Got – 3:06 – Lennon
5.  Bless You – 4:39 – Lennon
6.  Scared – 4:37 – Lennon
Side Two:
1.  #9 Dream – 4:44 – Lennon
2.  Surprise, Surprise (Sweet Bird Of Paradox) – 2:33 – Lennon
3.  Steel And Glass – 4:35 – Lennon
4.  Beef Jerky – 3:25 – Lennon
5.  Nobody Loves You (Where You’re Down And Out) – 5:07 – Lennon
6.  Ya Ya – 1:06 – Bobby Robinson, Lee Dorsey, Clarence Lewis

 

Rock ‘N’ Roll

Apple SK-3419
Billboard Album Chart:  entry – 8 Mar. 1975, peak – 6, stay – 15 weeks
Produced by Phil Spector (A4, A7, B4, B6), John Lennon (A1-A3, A5-A6, B1-B3, B5)
Side One:
1.  Be-Bop-A-Lula – 2:36 – Tex Davis, Gene Vincent
2.  Stand By Me – 3:30 – Ben E. King, Elmo Glick (aka Mike Stoller and Jerry Leiber)
3.  Medley: Ready Teddy / Rip It Up – 1:39 – Robert Blackwell, John Marascalco
4.  You Can’t Catch Me – 4:51 – Chuck Berry
5.  Ain’t That A Shame – 2:31 – Fats Domino, Dave Bartholomew
6.  Do You Want To Dance – 2:53 – Bobby Freeman
7.  Sweet Little Sixteen – 3:00 – Chuck Berry
Side Two:
1.  Slippin’ And Slidin’ – 2:16 – Richard Penniman, Edwin Bocage, Albert Collins, James Smith
2.  Peggy Sue – 2:06 – Buddy Holly, Jerry Allison, Norman Petty
3.  Medley: Bring It On Home To Me / Send Me Some Lovin’ – 3:41 – Sam Cooke / Leo Price, John Marascalco
4.  Bony Moronie – 3:50 – Larry Williams
5.  Ya Ya – 2:17 – Morris Levy, Clarence Lewis
6.  Just Because – 4:25 – Lloyd Price

 

Double Fantasy

Geffen GHS 2001
Billboard Album Chart:  entry – 6 Dec. 1980, peak – 1 (8 weeks), stay – 74 weeks
Produced by John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Jack Douglas
Side One:
1.  (Just Like) Starting Over – 3:55 – Lennon
2.  Kiss Kiss Kiss – 2:41 – Ono
3.  Cleanup Time – 2:57 – Lennon
4.  Give Me Something – 1:34 – Ono
5.  I’m Losing You – 3:58 – Lennon
6.  I’m Moving On – 2:19 – Ono
7.  Beautiful Boy (Darling Boy) – 4:01 – Lennon
Side Two:
1.  Watching The Wheels – 3:59 – Lennon
2.  I’m Your Angel – 3:08 – Ono
3.  Woman – 3:32 – Lennon
4.  Beautiful Boys – 2:54 – Ono
5.  Dear Yoko – 2:33 – Lennon
6.  Every Man Has A Woman Who Loves Him – 4:02 – Ono
7.  Hard Times Are Over – 3:20 – Ono

 

Heart Play – Unfinished Dialogue

Polydor 422-817 238-1 Y-1
Billboard Album Chart:  entry – 14 Jan. 1984, peak – 94, stay – 12 weeks
Producer not listed
Side One:
1.  Part 1 – 21:05
Side Two:
1.  Part 2 – 20:51
Shown as by John Lennon And Yoko Ono
Note:  Dialogue only, so no composing credits

 

Milk And Honey

Polydor 422-817 160-1 Y-1
Billboard Album Chart:  entry – 11 Feb. 1984, peak – 11, stay – 19 weeks
Produced by John Lennon, Yoko Ono
Side One:
1.  I’m Stepping Out – 4:05 – Lennon
2.  Sleepless Night – 2:33 – Ono
3.  I Don’t Wanna Face It – 3:21 – Lennon
4.  Don’t Be Scared – 2:44 – Ono
5.  Nobody Told Me – 3:35 – Lennon
6.  O’Sanity – 1:04 – Ono
Side Two:
1.  Borrowed Time – 4:30 – Lennon
2.  Your Hands – 3:04 – Ono
3.  (Forgive Me) My Little Flower Princess – 2:28 – Lennon
4.  Let Me Count The Ways – 2:16 – Ono
5.  Grow Old With Me – 3:05 – Lennon
6.  You’re The One – 3:56 – Ono
Note:  The inner sleeve gives the above composing credits, while the labels list Lennon and Ono as composers for all tracks.

 

John Lennon Live In New York City

Capitol SV-12451
Billboard Album Chart:  entry – 22 Mar. 1986, peak – 41, stay – 11 weeks
Produced by Yoko Ono
Side One:
1.  New York City – 3:34 – Lennon
2.  It’s So Hard – 3:19 – Lennon
3.  Woman Is The Nigger Of The World – 5:14 – Lennon, Ono
4.  Well, Well, Well – 4:17 – Lennon
5.  Instant Karma (We All Shine On) – 3:28 – Lennon
Side Two:
1.  Mother – 5:15 – Lennon
2.  Come Together – 4:45 – Lennon, Paul McCartney
3.  Imagine – 3:15 – Lennon
4.  Cold Turkey – 5:39 – Lennon
5.  Hound Dog – 3:11 – Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller
6.  Give Peace A Chance – 1:00 – Lennon, Paul McCartney

 

Double Fantasy / Stripped Down

Capitol 5099990599026
Billboard Album Chart:  entry – 23 Oct. 2010, peak – 34, stay – 3 weeks
Produced by John Lennon (Disc One), John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Jack Douglas (Disc Two)
Disc One:
1.  (Just Like) Starting Over – 4:24 – Lennon
2.  Kiss Kiss Kiss – 2:44 – Ono
3.  Cleanup Time – 3:56 – Lennon
4.  Give Me Something – 1:31 – Ono
5.  I’m Losing You – 4:25 – Lennon
6.  I’m Moving On – 2:28 – Ono
7.  Beautiful Boy (Darling Boy) – 3:50 – Lennon
8.  Watching The Wheels – 3:32 – Lennon
9.  Yes, I’m Your Angel – 2:53 – Ono
10.  Woman – 3:45 – Lennon
11.  Beautiful Boys – 3:15 – Ono
12.  Dear Yoko – 3:03 – Lennon
13.  Every Man Has A Woman Who Loves Him – 4:45 – Ono
14.  Hard Times Are Over – 3:37 – Ono
Disc Two:
1.  (Just Like) Starting Over – 3:56 – Lennon
2.  Kiss Kiss Kiss – 2:41 – Ono
3.  Cleanup Time – 2:58 – Lennon
4.  Give Me Something – 1:34 – Ono
5.  I’m Losing You – 3:57 – Lennon
6.  I’m Moving On – 2:21 – Ono
7.  Beautiful Boy (Darling Boy) – 4:05 – Lennon
8.  Watching The Wheels – 3:59 – Lennon
9.  Yes, I’m Your Angel – 3:09 – Ono
10.  Woman – 3:32 – Lennon
11.  Beautiful Boys – 2:55 – Ono
12.  Dear Yoko – 2:34 – Lennon
13.  Every Man Has A Woman Who Loves Him – 4:03 – Ono
14.  Hard Times Are Over – 3:19 – Ono
Note:  Disc Two contains the original album versions

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John Lennon Album Discography

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