Oh My Love

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"Oh My Love"
Song by John Lennon
from the album Imagine
Released9 September 1971
Recorded28 May–5 July 1971
Songwriter(s)John Lennon/Yoko Ono
Producer(s)John Lennon, Yoko Ono, and Phil Spector

"Oh My Love" is a song written by John Lennon and Yoko Ono that appeared on Lennon's Imagine album in 1971.


The song was originally written and demoed in 1968 after sessions for the album The Beatles. This demo was released on many Beatles bootleg albums.

Recorded on 28 May 1971 at Ascot Sound Studios, "Oh My Love" was the last song to be recorded for the Imagine LP.[3]

Former Beatle George Harrison contributed guitar on this song and several other songs for the album. His guitar work for the song echoes White Album songs "Julia" and "Happiness Is a Warm Gun".[4]

"Oh My Love" was also released on Lennon's album Wonsaponatime in 1998, and on the album The U.S. vs. John Lennon in 2006. It is track number 7 on Wonsaponatime and track number 20 on The U.S. vs. John Lennon.

Cover versions[edit]

The song has been recorded by numerous artists, including The Bells, Cilla Black, Jackson Browne, Yoshida Brothers, Susheela Raman, Raimundo Fagner, The Jangles, The Wackers, Yellowcard, Morgan Fisher, Martin Gore, Fredo Viola,[1] Jackson Greenhorn [5] and Jacky Terrasson with Cécile McLorin Salvant on Terrasson's 2012 album Gouache.[6] A cover version by The Lettermen became a minor hit, peaking at #58 on the Japanese singles chart in 1972.[7]

In popular media[edit]

The song has also been used in a couple of films, namely Little Darlings, and several times throughout the film Heartbreakers. The song is on the first season soundtrack to the television show Gilmore Girls.



  1. ^ a b "Oh My Love". allmusic. Archived from the original on June 3, 2009. Retrieved 27 March 2009.
  2. ^ Lewis, Stephen (20 March 2013). "Top 10 John Lennon Love Songs". Ultimate Classic Rock. Retrieved 18 August 2019.
  3. ^ Madinger, Chip; Raile, Scott (2015). LENNONOLOGY Strange Days Indeed - A Scrapbook Of Madness. Chesterfield, MO: Open Your Books, LLC. p. 240. ISBN 978-1-63110-175-5.
  4. ^ a b "John Lennon: Oh My Love | The Beatles Bible". www.beatlesbible.com. Retrieved 17 January 2017.
  5. ^ "Oh My Love". 2017.
  6. ^ Gouache at AllMusic
  7. ^ Okamoto, Satoshi (2011). Single Chart Book: Complete Edition 1968-2010 (in Japanese). Roppongi, Tokyo: Oricon Entertainment. ISBN 4871310884.

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