Without the rest of The Beatles to reign him in, John Lennon’s solo career became dogmatic in the quest to bring equality to the world. “Imagine” and “Give Peace A Chance” and “Power to The People” may have more infamy than this cut off of his 1974 release Mind Games but “Bring On the Lucie (Freeda People)” was perhaps the better anthem. Building upon a slide guitar melody, the song is rife with what would become John Lennon’s signature sound, a powerful message that is backed by clean cut drumming, in the pocket bass lines and swaggering horns. No wonder that this song was chosen to play over the credits of the great film Children of Men. For all his faults, Lennon’s talent was in making anthems that still resonate today.

Bring On the Lucie (Freeda People)- John Lennon