UK single release: Woman by John Lennon

John Lennon’s single ‘Woman’ was released in the United Kingdom on 16 January 1981.

It was the second single from the Double Fantasy album, and the follow-up to the chart-topping ‘(Just Like) Starting Over’.

The b-side of ‘Woman’ was another Double Fantasy track, Yoko Ono’s ‘Beautiful Boys’.

Woman single artwork - John Lennon

‘Woman’ was the first single released after Lennon’s death. It was issued on 12 January 1981 in the United States, and four days later in the UK.

In the UK ‘Woman’ spent two weeks at number one, and was in the charts for a total of 11 weeks. It was Lennon’s third chart-topper in a row, following ‘(Just Like) Starting Over’ and ‘Imagine’.

In the US it peaked at number two, remaining there for three weeks. It fared better in New Zealand, where it topped the singles chart for five weeks.

Last updated: 12 July 2021
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