Listen to best post- Beatles solo songs on your headphones
FANS mourned the loss of The Beatles when the band that changed the music world officially split in 1970.
Yet the songs each band member would write and record in the first decade after the split are arguably as worthy additions to the pop songbook.
This week’s Sunday playlist, inspired by the release of Ringo Starr’s 19th solo record Give More Love, highlights some of the best individual songs recorded by John, Paul, George and Ringo. 1. Photograph, Ringo Starr. Co-written with George Harrison, this beautiful song gained more poignancy in the wake of his band mate’s death. 2. My Sweet Lord, George Harrison. The first solo offering from a Beatle to be No.1. 3. Mind Games, John Lennon. The title track of Lennon’s fourth record began life as a protest anthem Make Love Not War. 4. Band On The Run, Paul McCartney. Inspired by both the ongoing issues between the bandmates and drug busts. 5. Instant Karma, John Lennon. Released just 10 days after Lennon wrote it. 6. It Don’t Come Easy, Ringo Starr. One of his earliest solo releases. 7. What Is Life, George Harrison. This gem of a song has maintained its presence in pop culture over the decades. 8. Live and Let Die, Paul McCartney. The theme song for the 1973 James Bond film was co-written by wife Linda and nominated for a Best Song Oscar. 9. Maybe I’m Amazed, Paul McCartney. Written as the band was breaking up and dedicated to Linda for having his back during those tough times. 10. Imagine, John Lennon. This bestselling single remains a pop anthem.