YMMV / John Lennon

  • Awesome Music: Choose any album and you'll find plenty, except perhaps on his first three experimental albums.
  • Broken Base: You'll be hardpressed to find a lot of people who like any of Lennon's first three albums, especially Unfinished Music No. 1: Two Virgins, which is basically Noise Rock (with more emphasis on noise) and a Leave the Camera Running recording. Those who do 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.
  • Crowning Moment of Heartwarming: Happy Christmas (War is Over)
  • Ear Worm: 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..."
  • Fandom Berserk Button: Many people react very badly if you mention his assassin by name, and there is an ongoing movement to discourage people from doing so.
  • "Funny Aneurysm" Moment: 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 Imagine and the "shoot me" in "Come Together." See the FunnyAneurysm/Music page for the unabridged version.
  • Harsher in Hindsight: "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.
  • Jerkass Woobie: Possibly the king of this trope.
  • Nightmare Fuel: Has its own page now.
  • Signature Song: "Imagine".
  • Some Anvils Need to Be Dropped: As anvilicious as it is, "Imagine" does provide a strong message about what it takes to live in a world of peace and tranquility. And it still holds up to this very day.
  • Sweet Dreams Fuel: "Beautiful Boy." Justified in that it's supposed to be a lullaby.
    • "#9 Dream" has an ethereal, appropriately dreamy atmosphere to it.

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/YMMV/JohnLennon