10/11/2013 08:38 am ET

Amazing Cover Songs To Celebrate John Lennon's 'Imagine' Turning 42


On Oct. 11, 1971, John Lennon released "Imagine," which would go on to become one of the most performed songs of the 20th century. The single rose to the top of the Billboard 100 in both the United States and the United Kingdom, and has continued to earn accolades since.

Forty-two years later, there are no shortage of amazing covers of Lennon's classic. Everyone from David Bowie to Magdalen Fossum, an inspiring 12-year-old, has found meaning in the words that Lennon wrote so many years ago. To commemorate him and the song's powerful message, here are 10 incredible covers of "Imagine."

The Original

Lady Gaga


Eva Cassidy


David Bowie

Stevie Wonder

Etta James

Neil Young

Emeli Sande


John Lennon
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