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30 Classic John Lennon Covers

Celebrate the songwriter's legacy with this Beatles-and-John Lennon covers playlist, featuring tracks by the Black Keys, Aerosmith, Christina Aguilera and more

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Ozzy Osbourne, "Working Class Hero"

We can only speculate what a older John Lennon would say about the world's events if he were alive today, but we can always commemorate the songwriting and musical legacy of the singular musician.

We thought it'd be a good day to examine Lennon's influence via this covers playlist featuring everyone from Sonic Youth to Meat Loaf to Stevie Wonder. Given the breadth of artists heard below, it's hard to overstate Lennon's footprint. Enjoy.

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R.E.M., "#9 Dream"

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Siouxsie and the Banshees, "Dear Prudence"

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Tesla, "I've Got a Feeling"

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Scorpions, "Across the Universe"

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Our Lady Peace, "Tomorrow Never Knows"

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The Black Keys, "She Said, She Said"

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Toad the Wet Sprocket, "Hey Bulldog"

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Sonic Youth, "Within You Without You"

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A Perfect Circle, "Imagine"

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Sinead O'Connor, "Mind Games"

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The Breeders, "Happiness Is a Warm Gun"

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Meat Loaf, "Why Don't We Do It in the Road"

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Roxy Music, "Jealous Guy"

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U2, "Helter Skelter"

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Aerosmith, "I'm Down"

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Matisyahu, "Watching the Wheels"

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Christina Aguilera ft. Bigelf, "Mother"

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Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne, Steve Winwood, Dhani Harrison, "While My Guitar Gently Weeps"

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Ike & Tina Turner, "Get Back"

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The Kooks, "I Want You"

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Jimi Hendrix, "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band"

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Aerosmith, "Helter Skelter"

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Bono Secret Machines, "I Am the Walrus"

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Generation X, "Gimme Some Truth"

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Evan Rachel Wood, "If I Fell"

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Joe Cocker, "She Came in Through the Bathroom Window"

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Stone Temple Pilots, "Revolution"

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Pennywise, "Stand By Me"

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Stevie Wonder, "We Can Work It Out"

That's about it for now! Listen to this entire playlist in one place by clicking below, and reflect on John's birthday with our list of of 18 little-known facts. Happy listening!

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