Track: "Instant Karma!"
Artist: John Lennon
Album: Instant Karma! (Single)
After much deliberation, this week's Track of the Week is John Lennon's "Instant Karma!" Released in 1970, the song is notable for being one of the quickest releases in music history- as it was written and recorded January 27th, and released just 10 days later. Though the song came out the same year that The Beatles officially broke up, the link has never really been made between the song's name and subject matter, and the dissolution of the band.
Later, George Harrison would say that he thought the song related to Buddhism (the 'karma' part), and the 'instant' was in reference to how quickly the song came together. Of all of Lennon's solo works, this is probably one of the most popular, and has been used as a cultural reference for musicians, authors and filmmakers alike. Check it out below.