John Lennon

This is a list of every Beatles song that features John Lennon. The songs shown in black are their main career songs. Songs shown in faded grey are their non-career songs (eg, songs from the BBC radio sessions).

John Lennon has a song credit on 12-Bar Original, A Day In The Life, A Hard Day’s Night, Across The Universe, All I’ve Got To Do, All My Loving, All Together Now, All You Need Is Love, And I Love Her, And Your Bird Can Sing, Another Girl, Any Time At All, Ask Me Why, Baby You’re A Rich Man, Baby’s In Black, Back In The USSR, Because, Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite!, Birthday, Blackbird, Can’t Buy Me Love, Carnival Of Light, Carry That Weight, Child of Nature, Christmas Time (Is Here Again), Come Together, Cry Baby Cry, Cry For A Shadow, Day Tripper, Dear Prudence, Dig A Pony, Dig It, Do You Want To Know A Secret, Doctor Robert, Don’t Let Me Down, Drive My Car, Eight Days A Week, Eleanor Rigby, Every Little Thing, Everybody’s Got Something To Hide Except Me And My Monkey, Fixing A Hole, Flying, For No One, Free As A Bird, From Me To You, Get Back, Getting Better, Gimme Some Truth, Girl, Glass Onion, Golden Slumbers, Good Day Sunshine, Good Morning Good Morning, Good Night, Got To Get You Into My Life, Happiness Is A Warm Gun, Hello, Goodbye, Hello Little Girl, Help!, Helter Skelter, Her Majesty, Here, There And Everywhere, Hey Bulldog, Hey Jude, Hold Me Tight, Honey Pie, I Am The Walrus, I Call Your Name, I Don’t Want To Spoil The Party, I Feel Fine, I Saw Her Standing There, I Should Have Known Better, I Wanna Be Your Man, I Want To Hold Your Hand, I Want You (She’s So Heavy), I Will, If I Fell, If You’ve Got Trouble, I’ll Be Back, I’ll Be On My Way, I’ll Cry Instead, I’ll Follow The Sun, I’ll Get You, I’m A Loser, I’m Down, I’m Happy Just To Dance With You, I’m Looking Through You, I’m Only Sleeping, I’m So Tired, In My Life, It Won’t Be Long, It’s Only Love, I’ve Got A Feeling, I’ve Just Seen A Face, Julia, Komm, Gib Mir Deine Hand, Lady Madonna, Let It Be, Like Dreamers Do, Little Child, Love Me Do, Love Of The Loved, Lovely Rita, Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds, Madman, Maggie Mae, Magical Mystery Tour, Martha My Dear, Maxwell’s Silver Hammer, Mean Mr. Mustard, Michelle, Misery, Mother Nature’s Son, Negro In Reserve, No Reply, Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown), Not A Second Time, Nowhere Man, Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da, Oh! Darling, One After 909, P.S. I Love You, Paperback Writer, Penny Lane, Please Please Me, Polythene Pam, Rain, Real Love, Revolution, Revolution 1, Revolution 9, Rocky Raccoon, Run For Your Life, Sexy Sadie, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise), She Came In Through The Bathroom Window, She Loves You, She Said She Said, She’s A Woman, She’s Leaving Home, Sie Liebt Dich, Step Inside Love/Los Paranoias, Strawberry Fields Forever, Sun King, Suzy Parker, Teddy Boy, Tell Me What You See, Tell Me Why, Thank You Girl, That Means A Lot, The Ballad Of John And Yoko, The Continuing Story Of Bungalow Bill, The End, The Fool On The Hill, The Long And Winding Road, The Night Before, The Word, There’s A Place, Things We Said Today, This Boy, Ticket To Ride, Tip Of My Tongue, Tomorrow Never Knows, Two Of Us, Wait, Watching Rainbows, We Can Work It Out, What Goes On, What You’re Doing, What’s The New Mary Jane, When I Get Home, When I’m Sixty-Four, Why Don’t We Do It In The Road?, Wild Honey Pie, Winston’s Walk, With A Little Help From My Friends, Yellow Submarine, Yer Blues, Yes It Is, Yesterday, You Can’t Do That, You Know My Name (Look Up The Number), You Never Give Me Your Money, You Won’t See Me, You’ll Be Mine, Your Mother Should Know, You’re Going To Lose That Girl and You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away.

He also produced the following songs: Free As A Bird, Real Love and What’s The New Mary Jane.

He sang lead vocal on A Day In The Life, A Hard Day’s Night, A Picture Of You, A Quick One While He’s Away, A Shot Of Rhythm And Blues, Across The Universe, Ain’t She Sweet, All I’ve Got To Do, All You Need Is Love, Almost Grown, And Your Bird Can Sing, Anna (Go To Him), Any Time At All, Ask Me Why, Baby It’s You, Baby Let’s Play House, Baby You’re A Rich Man, Baby’s In Black, Bad Boy, Because, Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite!, Blue Suede Shoes, Bring It On Home To Me, Carol, Child of Nature, Christmas Time (Is Here Again), Come Together, Cry Baby Cry, Day Tripper, Dear Prudence, Dig A Pony, Dig It, Digging My Potatoes, Dizzy Miss Lizzy, Doctor Robert, Don’t Let Me Down, Don’t Let The Sun Catch You Crying, Dream Baby, Drive My Car, Eight Days A Week, Every Little Thing, Everybody’s Got Something To Hide Except Me And My Monkey, Fools Like Me, Free As A Bird, From Me To You, Gimme Some Truth, Girl, Glass Onion, Gone, Gone, Gone, Good Morning Good Morning, Happiness Is A Warm Gun, Hello Little Girl, Help!, Hey Bulldog, High-Heeled Sneakers, How Do You Do It, I Am The Walrus, I Call Your Name, I Don’t Want To Spoil The Party, I Feel Fine, I Got A Woman, I Got To Find My Baby, I Just Don’t Understand, I Lost My Little Girl, I Shall Be Released, I Should Have Known Better, I Want To Hold Your Hand, I Want You (She’s So Heavy), I Will Always Be In Love With You, If I Fell, I’ll Be Back, I’ll Be On My Way, I’ll Cry Instead, I’ll Get You, I’m A Loser, I’m Gonna Sit Right Down And Cry (Over You), I’m Only Sleeping, I’m So Tired, In My Life, In Spite Of All The Danger, It Won’t Be Long, It’s Only Love, I’ve Got A Feeling, Johnny B. Goode, Julia, Keep Your Hands Off My Baby, Komm, Gib Mir Deine Hand, Lawdy Miss Clawdy, Leave My Kitten Alone, Lend Me Your Comb, Let’s Dance, Little Child, Lonely Sea, Lonesome Tears In My Eyes, Love Me Do, Love Of The Loved, Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds, Madman, Maggie Mae, Mailman, Bring Me No More Blues, Maybe Baby, Mean Mr. Mustard, Memphis, Tennessee, Midnight Special, Misery, Money (That’s What I Want), Mr. Moonlight, Negro In Reserve, No Reply, Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown), Not A Second Time, Nowhere Man, One After 909, P.S. I Love You, Please Mister Postman, Please Please Me, Polythene Pam, Puttin’ On The Style, Rain, Real Love, Revolution, Revolution 1, Rip It Up, Rock And Roll Music, Rock Island Line, Run For Your Life, School Days, Sexy Sadie, Shake, Rattle And Roll, She Loves You, She Said She Said, She’s Leaving Home, Shout, Sie Liebt Dich, Slow Down, So How Come (No One Loves Me), Soldier Of Love, Some Days, Some Other Guy, Strawberry Fields Forever, Suicide, Sun King, Suzy Parker, Sweet Little Sixteen, Talkin’ ‘Bout You, Tell Me What You See, Tell Me Why, Thank You Girl, That’ll Be The Day, That’s When Your Heartaches Begin, The Ballad Of John And Yoko, The Continuing Story Of Bungalow Bill, The Walk, The Word, The World Is Waiting For The Sunrise, There’s A Place, This Boy, Ticket To Ride, To Know Her Is To Love Her, Tomorrow Never Knows, Too Much Monkey Business, Twist And Shout, Two Of Us, Wait, Watching Rainbows, What’s The New Mary Jane, When I Get Home, Where Have You Been (All My Life), Wild Cat, Words Of Love, Yer Blues, Yes It Is, You Can’t Do That, You Know My Name (Look Up The Number), You Must Write Every Day, You Really Got A Hold On Me, You’ll Be Mine, You’re Going To Lose That Girl and You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away.

He sang backing vocal on Across The Universe, All My Loving, All Together Now, Another Girl, Back In The USSR, Birthday, Blue Jay Way, Boys, Crying, Waiting, Hoping, Dear Prudence, Do You Want To Know A Secret, Fixing A Hole, Getting Better, Happiness Is A Warm Gun, Hello, Goodbye, Helter Skelter, Here, There And Everywhere, Hey Jude, Hold Me Tight, I Saw Her Standing There, I Wanna Be Your Man, If I Needed Someone, If You’ve Got Trouble, I’m Down, I’m Happy Just To Dance With You, Kansas City/Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey!, Lady Madonna, Lovely Rita, Magical Mystery Tour, Michelle, My Bonnie, Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da, Octopus’s Garden, Oh! Darling, Old Brown Shoe, Paperback Writer, Penny Lane, Rocky Raccoon, Searchin’, September In The Rain, Sexy Sadie, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise), She Came In Through The Bathroom Window, She’s Leaving Home, Shimmy Shake, Sweet Georgia Brown, Take Good Care Of My Baby, Taxman, That Means A Lot, The End, The Inner Light, The Night Before, The Sheik Of Araby, Think For Yourself, Three Cool Cats, When I’m Sixty-Four, Why, With A Little Help From My Friends, Yellow Submarine, You Never Give Me Your Money, You Won’t See Me, Young Blood and Your Mother Should Know.

He sang harmony vocal on A Taste Of Honey, Chains, Devil In Her Heart, Eleanor Rigby, Get Back, Good Day Sunshine, I Need You, I Want To Tell You, I’ll Follow The Sun, I’m Looking Through You, It’s All Too Much, Let It Be, Sure To Fall (In Love With You), Things We Said Today, We Can Work It Out, What Goes On, What You’re Doing and While My Guitar Gently Weeps.

He played lead guitar on 12-Bar Original, Across The Universe, Because, Birthday, Come Together, Dear Prudence, Dig A Pony, Don’t Let Me Down, Everybody’s Got Something To Hide Except Me And My Monkey, Get Back, Getting Better, Happiness Is A Warm Gun, Hello, Goodbye, Helter Skelter, Hey Bulldog, Honey Pie, I Feel Fine, I Want You (She’s So Heavy), I’m So Tired, It’s All Too Much, I’ve Got A Feeling, Lady Madonna, Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds, Maxwell’s Silver Hammer, Mean Mr. Mustard, One After 909, Polythene Pam, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise), Something, Sun King, The Ballad Of John And Yoko, The End, Yer Blues, You Can’t Do That and You Never Give Me Your Money.

He played an electric slide guitar on Rock Island Line.

He played a lap steel guitar on For You Blue.

He played rhythm guitar on A Hard Day’s Night, A Picture Of You, A Shot Of Rhythm And Blues, A Taste Of Honey, Ain’t She Sweet, All I’ve Got To Do, All My Loving, All Shook Up, Almost Grown, And Your Bird Can Sing, Any Time At All, Ask Me Why, Baby It’s You, Bad Boy, Be-Bop-A-Lula, Besame Mucho, Blue Suede Shoes, Boys, Bring It On Home To Me, Carol, Cat Walk, Cayenne, Chains, Clarabella, Come Together, Cry For A Shadow, Crying, Waiting, Hoping, Day Tripper, Devil In Her Heart, Digging My Potatoes, Dizzy Miss Lizzy, Do You Want To Know A Secret, Don’t Bother Me, Don’t Ever Change, Don’t Let The Sun Catch You Crying, Dream Baby, Eight Days A Week, Every Night, Falling In Love Again, Fools Like Me, From Me To You, Gimme Some Truth, Glad All Over, Gone, Gone, Gone, Good Morning Good Morning, Got To Get You Into My Life, Great Balls Of Fire, Hello Little Girl, High-Heeled Sneakers, Hippy Hippy Shake, Hitch Hike, Hold Me Tight, How Do You Do It, I Call Your Name, I Feel Fine, I Forgot To Remember To Forget, I Got A Woman, I Got To Find My Baby, I Just Don’t Understand, I Lost My Little Girl, I Remember You, I Saw Her Standing There, I Wanna Be Your Man, I Want To Hold Your Hand, If You’ve Got Trouble, I’ll Get You, I’m Down, I’m Gonna Sit Right Down And Cry (Over You), I’m Happy Just To Dance With You, In Spite Of All The Danger, It Won’t Be Long, Johnny B. Goode, Kansas City/Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey!, Keep Your Hands Off My Baby, Komm, Gib Mir Deine Hand, Lawdy Miss Clawdy, Leave My Kitten Alone, Lend Me Your Comb, Let’s Dance, Like Dreamers Do, Little Child, Little Queenie, Lonesome Tears In My Eyes, Long Tall Sally, Love Me Do, Love Of The Loved, Lucille, Mailman, Bring Me No More Blues, Matchbox, Maybe Baby, Memphis, Tennessee, Midnight Special, Misery, Miss Ann, Money (That’s What I Want), Negro In Reserve, Nothin’ Shakin’ (But The Leaves On The Trees), Ooh! My Soul, Paperback Writer, Please Mister Postman, Please Please Me, Rain, Red Hot, Red Sails In The Sunset, Reminiscing, Right String, Wrong Yo-Yo, Rip It Up, Road Runner, Rock And Roll Music, Roll Over Beethoven, Run For Your Life, School Days, Searchin’, September In The Rain, Sexy Sadie, Shake, Rattle And Roll, She Loves You, Sheila, She’s A Woman, Shimmy Shake, Short Fat Fannie, Shout, Sie Liebt Dich, Slow Down, So How Come (No One Loves Me), Soldier Of Love, Some Other Guy, Suicide, Sure To Fall (In Love With You), Suzy Parker, Sweet Georgia Brown, Sweet Little Sixteen, Take Good Care Of My Baby, Talkin’ ‘Bout You, Tell Me Why, That Means A Lot, That’ll Be The Day, That’s All Right (Mama), The Honeymoon Song, The Saints, The Sheik Of Araby, The Walk, The Word, There’s A Place, Three Cool Cats, Ticket To Ride, To Know Her Is To Love Her, Too Much Monkey Business, Twist And Shout, Wait, Watching Rainbows, What Goes On, When I Get Home, Where Have You Been (All My Life), Why, Words Of Love, You Really Got A Hold On Me, You’ll Be Mine, Young Blood and Your Feet’s Too Big.

He played an acoustic guitar on A Day In The Life, A Hard Day’s Night, Across The Universe, Act Naturally, All Together Now, And I Love Her, Anna (Go To Him), Another Girl, Baby’s In Black, Can’t Buy Me Love, Child of Nature, Cry Baby Cry, Don’t Pass Me By, Eight Days A Week, Every Little Thing, Everybody’s Trying To Be My Baby, Girl, Glass Onion, Help!, Hey Jude, Honey Don’t, I Don’t Want To Spoil The Party, I Need You, I Should Have Known Better, If I Fell, I’ll Be Back, I’ll Be On My Way, I’ll Cry Instead, I’ll Follow The Sun, I’m A Loser, I’m Looking Through You, I’m Only Sleeping, I’m So Tired, It’s Only Love, I’ve Just Seen A Face, Julia, Lovely Rita, Maggie Mae, Magical Mystery Tour, Michelle, Mr. Moonlight, No Reply, Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown), Not A Second Time, Nowhere Man, P.S. I Love You, Polythene Pam, Revolution 1, Sexy Sadie, She Came In Through The Bathroom Window, She Said She Said, Strawberry Fields Forever, Thank You Girl, The Ballad Of John And Yoko, The Continuing Story Of Bungalow Bill, Things We Said Today, This Boy, Till There Was You, Two Of Us, We Can Work It Out, What You’re Doing, While My Guitar Gently Weeps, Yellow Submarine, Yes It Is, You Like Me Too Much, You’re Going To Lose That Girl and You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away.

He played bass guitar on Back In The USSR, Let It Be and The Long And Winding Road.

He played a ukulele on All Together Now.

He played a banjo on All You Need Is Love.

He played the piano on Baby You’re A Rich Man, Cry Baby Cry, Free As A Bird, Hey Bulldog, Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da, Only A Northern Song, Penny Lane, Real Love and What’s The New Mary Jane.

He played an electric piano on Madman, Negro In Reserve, School Days, The Night Before and You Like Me Too Much.

He played an organ on Carnival Of Light, Cry Baby Cry, Flying, I Want You (She’s So Heavy), I’m So Tired, The Continuing Story Of Bungalow Bill, Tomorrow Never Knows and Your Mother Should Know.

He played the hammond organ on Across The Universe, Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite! and Sexy Sadie.

He played the harmonium on Doctor Robert, Rocky Raccoon and We Can Work It Out.

He played a harpsichord on All You Need Is Love and Not Guilty.

He played a synthesiser on Free As A Bird.

He played a moog synthesiser on I Want You (She’s So Heavy).

He played a mellotron on Flying, I Am The Walrus and Strawberry Fields Forever.

He played a clavioline on Baby You’re A Rich Man.

He played a glockenspiel on Only A Northern Song.

He played the flute on Only A Northern Song and Only A Northern Song.

He played the saxophone on Helter Skelter.

He played with a comb and paper on Lovely Rita.

He played a harmonica on All Together Now, Chains, Clarabella, From Me To You, I Got To Find My Baby, I Remember You, I Should Have Known Better, I’ll Get You, I’m A Loser, Little Child, Love Me Do, Rocky Raccoon, Thank You Girl, The Fool On The Hill and There’s A Place.

He played the harp on The Fool On The Hill.

He played the tabla on Only A Northern Song.

He created a sound collage for Revolution 9.

He created some tape effects for Carnival Of Light, Only A Northern Song and Piggies.

He played the timpani on Christmas Time (Is Here Again).

He played the bongos on Strawberry Fields Forever.

He played the maracas on Doctor Robert, Sun King, That Means A Lot and You Know My Name (Look Up The Number).

He shook a shaker on Only A Northern Song.

He played the chimes on Only A Northern Song.

He played a tambourine on Carnival Of Light, Don’t Bother Me, Everybody’s Trying To Be My Baby, Honey Don’t, I Want To Tell You and You Know What To Do.

He played percussion on Everybody’s Got Something To Hide Except Me And My Monkey and I Will.

He clapped his hands on Come Together, I Saw Her Standing There, Komm, Gib Mir Deine Hand and Why.

He contributed some chants on Flying.

He was part of the chorus in Carry That Weight and Golden Slumbers


 
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