1. John Lennon - 'Imagine'
This wasn't even a close contest. "Imagine" got over 200 more votes than the Number Two song. That shouldn't be a huge surprise, but the song is very polarizing. Many on the right see it as a call for socialism and communism. Lennon, however, had no such intent. It's merely a call for people to set aside their differences and come together in a peaceful fashion. "It's not like he thought, 'Oh, this can be an anthem,'” Yoko Ono has said. “It was just what John believed — that we are all one country, one world, one people. He wanted to get that idea out.”
The song is one of Bono's favorites. "I don't like how the song has become this New Age anthem — 'Imagine no restrictions,'" he's said. "It is a rigorous idea — that you have to hold a thought, and then go after it. My respect for John is that he didn't just have the thought. He went after it. Sometimes he made errors of judgment, but his mistakes were made in earnest."