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“Woman” is a song by John Lennon from his 1980 album Double Fantasy, which was his final album released during his lifetime. The song was released as a single in January 1981, shortly after Lennon’s tragic death in December 1980. It is widely regarded as one of his most heartfelt and tender love songs, dedicated to his wife Yoko Ono.

John Lennon described “Woman” as a tribute to his relationship with Yoko Ono and, more broadly, as a homage to all women. He considered it a “grown-up version” of his song “Girl” from his Beatles days. The song reflects Lennon’s deep love and appreciation for Yoko, acknowledging her influence and the profound impact she had on his life. Musically, “Woman” is a soft rock ballad featuring gentle acoustic guitar, melodic piano, and Lennon’s warm, expressive vocals. The arrangement is lush yet understated, allowing the lyrics and melody to take center stage. The song’s production, like the rest of the Double Fantasy album, was overseen by Lennon, Ono, and producer Jack Douglas.

The lyrics of “Woman” are filled with heartfelt gratitude and affection. Lennon opens the song by addressing Yoko directly, expressing his deep love and appreciation for her. He speaks to the complexities and strengths of their relationship, offering an apology for past misunderstandings and celebrating the bond they share. The chorus, with its repeated lines, emphasizes the sincerity and simplicity of his devotion.

“Woman” was well-received by critics and fans alike. It became a major hit, reaching number two on the UK Singles Chart and number one on the Cash Box Top 100 in the United States. The song also charted in the top ten in several other countries, further cementing its status as one of Lennon’s most beloved post-Beatles works.

The music video for “Woman” features a compilation of photographs and footage of John Lennon and Yoko Ono, capturing intimate moments from their life together. The video enhances the song’s emotional impact by visually portraying the deep bond and affection between the couple.

“Woman” remains one of John Lennon’s most enduring and popular songs. It is frequently included in greatest hits compilations and continues to receive significant airplay on classic rock and adult contemporary radio stations. The song’s timeless message of love and appreciation resonates with listeners across generations. The release of “Woman” shortly after John Lennon’s death added to its emotional weight, as fans around the world mourned the loss of one of music’s most influential and beloved figures. The song stands as a poignant reminder of Lennon’s talent for crafting deeply personal and universally relatable music.

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