Global Charts
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Global Single Chart
40 years ago
the most popular tracks worldwide
according to the national single charts
dated to February 14, 1981
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1 / 1
week 13
(Just Like) Starting Over - John Lennon
Geffen - 8 weeks at No.1
4 / 6
week 3
Woman - John Lennon
Geffen
3 / 5
week 4
Celebration - Kool & The Gang
De-Lite
2 / 2
week 11
The Tide Is High - Blondie
Chrysalis
5 / 4
week 9
Passion - Rod Stewart
Warner Bros.
6 / 3
week 19
Woman In Love - Barbra Streisand
Columbia
new.JPG (991 bytes) 9 To 5 - Dolly Parton
RCA
new.JPG (991 bytes) I Love A Rainy Night - Eddie Rabbitt
Elektra
8 / 10
week 6
De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da - Police
A&M
7 / 8
week 11
Super Trouper - Abba
Atlantic / Epic / Polydor
 

"(Just Like) Starting Over" was released on October 23, 1980 as the lead single from Lennon's seventh and final studio album Double Fantasy (1980). Although its origins were in unfinished demo compositions like "Don't Be Crazy" and "My Life", it was one of the last songs to be completed in time for the Double Fantasy sessions. "We didn't hear it until the last day of rehearsal," producer Jack Douglas said in 2005. Lennon finished the song while on holiday in Bermuda, and recorded it at The Hit Factory in New York City just weeks later. Before Lennon was shot in New York City on December 8, 1980, the single had reached no.7 globally. After his death "(Just Like) Starting Over" propelled to no.1 for nine weeks. It went also at the summit in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, Spain, Switzerland, and Ireland.

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