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

22nd June 1966:  Beatles singer, songwriter and guitarist John Lennon (1940 - 1980) plays the harmonica, his guitar rested on
22nd June 1966: Beatles singer, songwriter and guitarist John Lennon (1940 - 1980) plays the harmonica, his guitar rested on his knee. (Photo by Keystone Features/Getty Images)

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

Madonna

Eva Cassidy

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David Bowie

Stevie Wonder

Etta James

Neil Young

Emeli Sande

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