* AwesomeMusic: Choose any album and you'll find plenty, except perhaps on his first three experimental albums.
* BrokenBase: You'll be hardpressed to find a lot of people who like any of Lennon's first three albums, especially ''Music/UnfinishedMusicNo1TwoVirgins'', which is basically NoiseRock (with more emphasis on ''noise'') and a LeaveTheCameraRunning recording. Those who do [[http://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/22393-unfinished-music-no-1-two-virgins-unfinished-music-no-2-life-with-the-lions-yoko-ono-plastic-ono-band/ appreciate these recordings]] point to their belonging to Sound Collage and avant-garde experimental music traditions, and that John was doing this stuff as far back as ''Revolver'', besides containing some of his best guitar work.
* CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming: Happy Christmas (War is Over)
* EarWorm: The guy was a ''Beatle''! He could write these in his sleep!
** ''Imagine there's no heaven''...
** "Everybody's talkin' and no one says a word...."
** "Well we all shine on! Like the moon and the stars and the sun!"
** "All we are saaaayiiiing..."
** "I'm just sitting here watching the wheels go 'round and 'roooound/You know I love to watch them roll..."
** "Whatever gets you thru the night/It's alright/It's alright."
** "Ahhhhh bowakawa pousse poussť/Ahhhhh bowakawa pousse poussť..."
* FandomBerserkButton: Many people react very badly if you mention his assassin by name, and there is an ongoing movement to discourage people from doing so.
* FunnyAneurysmMoment: He mentioned guns a lot. He got shot. Notable examples include the lyrics "First you must learn to smile as you kill" in "Working Class Hero" from ''Music/{{Imagine}}'' and the "shoot me" in "Come Together." See the [[{{FunnyAneurysmMoment/Music}} FunnyAneurysm/Music]] page for the [[LongList unabridged version]].
* HarsherInHindsight: "Beautiful Boy" ends with John whispering "Good night, Sean. See you in the morning." John would be killed mere months after the song's UK release. Sean was only five.
* JerkassWoobie: Possibly the king of this trope.
* NightmareFuel: Has [[NightmareFuel/JohnLennon its own page now.]]
* SignatureSong: "Music/{{Imagine}}".
* SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped: As {{anvilicious}} as it is, "Imagine" does provide a strong message about what it takes to live in a world of peace and tranquility. [[ValuesResonance And it still holds up to this very day]].
* SweetDreamsFuel: "Beautiful Boy." Justified in that it's supposed to be a lullaby.
** "#9 Dream" has an ethereal, appropriately dreamy atmosphere to it.
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