1981 (Jan 12) – John Lennon’s ‘Woman’ Released in the US

January 12, 1981

The second single released from the Double Fantasy album, and it was the first Lennon single issued after his murder on 8 December 1980.  The B-side of the single is Ono’s song “Beautiful Boys”.
The single debuted at number 3 in Lennon’s native UK, then moving to number 2 and finally reaching number 1,  where it spent two weeks,  knocking off the top spot his own re-released “Imagine”.  In the US the single peaked at number 2 on Billboard Hot 100 (kept out of the top spot by REO Speedwagon’s hit “Keep On Loving You” and Blondie’s hit “Rapture”) while reaching number 1 on the Cashbox Top 100.
In an interview for Rolling Stone magazine on 5 December 1980, Lennon said that “Woman” was a “grown-up version” of his Beatles song “Girl”.

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1981 (Jan 12) - John Lennon's 'Woman' Released in the US

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