Friday would have been the late John Lennon’s 80th birthday, and his music is now available on TikTok via an account created in partnership with The Lennon Estate and label partner Universal Music Group.
A dedicated playlist featuring 11 of Lennon’s most legendry solo tracks is now available to TikTok users worldwide:
- “Beautiful Boy”
- “Gimme Some Truth”
- “Give Peace a Chance”
- “Happy Xmas (War Is Over)”
- “Instant Karma! (We All Shine On)”
- “Mind Games”
- “Nobody Told Me”
- “Stand By Me”
TikTok also kicked off global hashtag challenge #GimmeSomeTruth in recognition of the 1971 protest song Lennon co-produced with Phil Spector, featuring former Beatles bandmate George Harrison on guitar.
Lennon’s son, Sean Ono Lennon, said in a TikTok blog post Friday, “We’re super-excited to launch my dad’s official TikTok account and cannot wait to see what his fans all over the world create using his music and his message of peace and love.”