John Lennon's body of work with the Beatles and as a solo artist has left a lasting impression on the worlds of pop, rock, avant-garde, and activist music.
But out of his many Beatles-penned tracks and solo hits, one particular song tends to stand out above the rest: "Imagine," from his 1971 solo album of the same title.
"Imagine" by John Lennon: Why the song has so much meaning
While there are Lennon songs that could musically surpass "Imagine," the 1971 track goes further with its message of empathy. Plus, it's continued appreciation nearly 50 years later is an accomplishment met by very few songs throughout music history.
Click through our gallery to learn why "Imagine" is and always will be a timeless classic. Enjoy!