John Lennon’s “Woman” peaked at #2 on the ‘Billboard Hot 100’ chart in our feature year 1981, just a few months after the rock ‘n roll icon passed away in December of 1980.
“Woman” was featured on John Lennon’s iconic ‘Double Fantasy’ album and the inspiration came to him one afternoon while spending time in Bermuda. In one of Lennon’s final interviews, he spoke on why he wrote “Woman.”
He said, ”It suddenly hit me what women do for us — not just what my Yoko does for me, although I was thinking in those personal terms, but any truth is universal. And it suddenly dawned on my how we not only take them for granted, but the games and the tricks and everything. Never mind the history and the chauvinism — all the things that feminists talk about — but they are the other half of the sky, right? And it just sort of hit me like a flood and it came out like that. What is this them and us business? It’s a we or it ain't anything.”
The ‘Double Fantasy’ album was certified gold by the RIAA in April of 1983.
[Source: Classic Hits Today]