Whatever Gets You thru the Night

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"Whatever Gets You thru the Night" is a song written by John Lennon, released as a single in 1974 on Apple Records, catalogue number Apple 1874 in the United States and Apple R5998 in the United Kingdom.[2] It peaked at No. 1 on all three record charts: Billboard Hot 100, Cashbox, and Record World,[3] and at No. 36 in the UK.[2][4] It was the lead single for Lennon's album Walls and Bridges; in the UK the single was released on the same day as the album. "Whatever Gets You thru the Night" was Lennon's only solo No. 1 single in the United States during his lifetime,[5] and he was the last member of the Beatles to top the charts.[6][7][8]In Canada, the single spent two weeks at No. 2, and became the 30th biggest hit of 1974.[9]

Quick facts: "Whatever Gets You thru the Night", Single by...
"Whatever Gets You thru the Night"
A-side label of the UK single
Single by John Lennon
from the album Walls and Bridges
B-side"Beef Jerky"
Released23 September 1974 (US)
4 October 1974 (UK)
RecordedJune–July 1974
Songwriter(s)John Lennon
Producer(s)John Lennon
Walls and Bridges track listing
Music video
"Whatever Gets You Thru the Night" on YouTube