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Cover Wars: Imagine

In light of recent events, both domestically and internationally, “Imagine” written in 1971 by the late John Lennon has a powerful message for us all, in this time and Era.

With lyrics that encourage listeners to imagine a world at peace, without the barriers of borders or the divisions of religion and nationality, and to consider the possibility that the focus of humanity should be living a life unattached to material possessions. Forty-plus years later, the words are as true and as powerful as they were when they were written.

BMI named “Imagine” one of the 100 most-performed songs of the 20th century. The song ranked number 30 on the Recording Industry Association of America’s list of the 365 Songs of the Century bearing the most historical significance. It earned a Grammy Hall of Fame Award and an induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll.

It has been covered multiple times by a wide variety of artists. Here are some recent covers for your consideration:

Makayla McDowell: 

 

Marie Martins:

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Voting ends at 10/9c pm on Friday, August 5

Written by Arlene Allen

Hello, my name is Arlene Allen, and I love all things nerd: genre tv and movies, books, loud rock and roll music, kittens, conventions, books, graphic novels and superheroes, RPG and tabletop games, and did I say books? Oh, yes. I spent 25 years as a librarian (nerd) mainly working with youth (creating nerds), a number of years as a teacher (more nerd indoctrination). I have my own spawn, leveled up to 22 and my partner in nerdiness. As a nerdy writer, I have found a home at Talk Nerdy With Us.

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