Imagine by John Lennon was a UK number 1 hit on Saturday, January 10, 1981 spending 4 week(s) at the top of the UK charts. Lennon was asking us to imagine a place where the things that divide us, like religion and possessions, did not exist. He felt that would be a much better place. This song is a strong political message sugarcoated in a beautiful melody. Lennon realized the softer approach would bring the song to a wider audience, who hopefully would listen to his message: If you want peace, first you have to imagine it. This song plays a role in the movie Forrest Gump. Gump (played by Tom Hanks) appears on a talk show with Lennon, talking about a place where there are "no possessions" and "no religion." It's implied that Gump gave Lennon the idea for the song.

Imagine FAQs

Who sang Imagine?

Imagine was performed by John Lennon

What year did Imagine get to the UK number 1 spot?

Imagine first became a UK number 1 on Saturday, January 10, 1981

How long was Imagine at number 1 in the UK?

Imagine spent 4 week(s) at number 1 in the UK.