UK single release: Whatever Gets You Thru The Night by John Lennon

John Lennon’s single ‘Whatever Gets You Thru The Night’ was released in the UK on 4 October 1974.

The b-side was ‘Beef Jerky’. Both songs were also released on the Walls And Bridges album, which was released on the same day in the UK.

Whatever Gets You Thru The Night single - John Lennon

Although it topped the Billboard Hot 100 in the US, it peaked at number 36 in the UK. The single was credited to John Lennon with the Plastic Ono Nuclear Band.

[Elton John] sang on a single that turned out to be a cut from Walls And Bridges, ‘Whatever Gets You Thru The Night’. He sang harmony on it and he really did a damn good job. So I sort of halfheartedly promised that if ‘Whatever Gets You Thru The Night’ became number one, which I had no reason to expect, I’d do Madison Square Garden with him. So one day Elton called and said, ‘Remember when you promised…’ It wasn’t like I promised some agent or something, so I was suddenly stuck. I had to go on stage in the middle of nothing.
John Lennon, 1980
All We Are Saying, David Sheff
US album release: Walls And Bridges by John Lennon
UK album release: Walls And Bridges by John Lennon
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