THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
927-John Lennon-#9 Dream.
1975-Number 23 single.
Best Bit-At 2.09.Only a true genius could invent a new language, ‘Ah! Bowakawa, pousse pousse,’ and people would believe it.
‘#9 Dream’ is the opening song on John Lennon’s fifth solo studio Album, ‘Walls and Bridges,’ from 1974.Lennon has said that the song came to him in a dream, and was just ‘churned out,’ with ‘no inspiration.’ May Pang, who was Lennon’s lover at the time, has said that the repeated phrase,’Ah! Bowakawa, pousse, pousse,’ came to Lennon in the dream, and has no specific meaning.The string arrangement is very similar to Harry Nilsson’s rendition of ‘Many Rivers To Cross,’ from his 1974 Album,’Pussy Cats,’ produced by Lennon. Backing vocals on the song are provided by May Pang, who also provides the whispered ,’John,’ part.
Throughout his life John Lennon (see also best songs 6-10- 20-51-80-141-168-218-238-319-456-473 and 599) was always fascinated with the ‘Number 9,’ Two Beatles songs, have that number included in there title, ‘Revolution 9,’ and ‘One After 9.’ Lennon was born on October 9, as was his son Sean, The Beatles first gig at The Cavern Club, took place on February 9, 1961, and their manager Brian Epstein first saw them perform on May 9, in the same year. The Beatles first single,’Love Me Do,’ was released on Parlophone Records ‘R4949, and Lennon’s first home was 9 Newcastle Road, Wavertree, Liverpool, those three names each contain 9 letters, and incidentally, this song reached Number 9 on Billboard.
‘Somebody called out my name, (John,) as it started to rain.