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Saturday, 19 December 2009

John Lennon - (Just Like) Starting Over

'(Just Like) Starting Over' is a song written and performed by John Lennon for his Double Fantasy album. The B-side was Yoko Ono's 'Kiss Kiss Kiss'.

It was released as a single on 24 October 1980 and reached number one in both the USA and UK two weeks after he was killed. It is his biggest solo American hit, staying at number 1 for five weeks. (When Lennon was shot in New York City on 8 December 1980 the single was at number 3 in the US and the following week reached the summit.) In the UK it had peaked at number 8 in the charts and had fallen out of the Top 20 before Lennon's death propelled it to number 1, making an impressive number 21 to number 1 move. By 6 January 1981 there were 3 Lennon songs in the UK top 5, a feat never achieved before or since.

This was the first single released from Double Fantasy, and the first new recording Lennon had released since 1975. It was chosen by Lennon not because it was the best track on the album, but because it was the most appropriate following his five year absence from the recording industry. He referred to it during production as the "Elvis / Orbison" track, as he "tongue in cheek" impersonated their vocal styles. The uplifting bell at the intro of the song serves as the antidote to the morose bell sound which opens Lennon's first solo album, Lennon seeing it as him having come full circle.

Although its origins were in unfinished older compositions like 'Don’t Be Crazy' and 'My Life', it was one of the last songs to be completed in time for the Double Fantasy sessions. “We didn’t hear it until the last day of rehearsal,” producer Jack Douglas said in 2005. Lennon finished the song while on holiday in Bermuda, and recorded it at The Hit Factory in New York City just weeks later. The original title was to be 'Starting Over'. However, '(Just Like)' was added at the last minute because a country song of the same title had been released by Tammy Wynette.

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Single Version

Original extract from the recording of the single
Yoko Ono - Kiss Kiss Kiss - B-Side
Kiss Kiss Kiss - Superchumbo Twisted Dub Version


John Lennon - (Just Like) Starting Over - Video

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