- His average number of songs on a Beatle's record was five or six.
- His best songs were recorded methodically over a period of time. Unlike Lennon, he was not well-suited to off-the-cuff recordings.
- He was in a deep depression in 1969/1970 over the breakup of the Beatles
- It took some time to find his "solo" voice. John had a head start, as he was releasing solo records before the split.
- Hi Hi Hi - chunky rocker with lyrics that dared radio stations to ban it
- Live And Let Die - absolutely the best Bond theme song evah!
- Helen Wheels - chunky rocker #2 with a thudding bass that rocks the planet
- Junior's Farm - chunky rocker #4 (Jet from BOTR would be #3); perhaps his finest single, and it contains a phenomenal coda with soaring harmonies and Jimmy McCullough's white hot guitar work.