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Let It Be – Imagine
10 March 2019
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sir walter raleigh said
I agree with @QuarryMan that it wasn't a direct response against Let It Be , but an attempt at beating it. Both seem like John and Paul's attempts at "the greatest song ever." 

A typically critism of both songs is that the chords are simple and the message is cheesey, but these two ingredients are what make the songs so timeless and universal. Whether or not John loved or hated Let It Be , he wrote Imagine from a similar place. 

Whether or not you like the songs, both have become known as some of the best songs ever written. 

  

Agreed. Some say that while John had GREAT music with The Beatles (Strawberry Fields, etc), he didn’t have a trademark classic like Paul had/has with LIB . And when I say trademark classic, I’m referring to something that is gold dust rare. If we don’t subscribe to that theory (of John not having such a song) I’d say All You Need Is Love would fill that void in the absence of Imagine . But in any case, John released Imagine and any debate on that subject was put to bed. Imagine was so successful for John that it became his whole persona for some people, and we know he was much more of a three dimensional person than that. Imagine became bigger than just a song, it’s a mindset.

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31 March 2019
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I was thinking about this and I realised there are some similarities I hadn't noticed:

And when the broken hearted people
Living in the world agree

and 

Imagine all the people

both have a similar idea between them, I think. 

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31 March 2019
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a-hard-days-night-ringo-8excellent observation

1 April 2019
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It's interesting that Paul decided to talk about the broken hearted people living in the world in this song, which is deeply personal to him and his mother. I wonder what he meant by this line, and whether it influenced John at all when he wrote about a similar concept.

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