Celebrating John Lennon’s 80th Birthday with TikTok

'We want to be where the action is, because it's inspiring artistically - where it's happening, whatever it is, it's happening!’.  John Lennon

9th October 2020 – TikTok today announced that the music of John Lennon is coming to its community, on what would have been his 80th birthday.  An account in his memory has launched in partnership with son Sean Ono Lennon and Universal Music group.

In celebration of his arrival on the platform, 11 John Lennon songs have been made available on TikTok's sound library so users can add his legendary musical work to their TikTok video creations. Brought together in a dedicated playlist, Instant Karma!, Imagine, Mind Games, Beautiful Boy, Woman, Happy Xmas, Give Peace a Chance, Stand by Me, Nobody Told Me, Remember and Gimme Some Truth are all now accessible for the TikTok community.

Celebrating the legendary songwriter and performer’s music arriving on TikTok, a hashtag challenge has launched globally, encouraging fans to #GimmeSomeTruth in recognition of the 1971 protest song co-produced with Phil Spector and also featuring former Beatles bandmate George Harrison on guitar.    

Announcing his father’s arrival on TikTok, Sean Ono Lennon said: ‘We’re super excited to launch my dad’s official TikTok account and cannot wait to see what his fans all over the world create using his music and his message of peace and love.’

Check out John Lennon (@johnlennon) on TikTok here.

Whether you're covering a song, or teaching us about his legacy, join the community and honour one of the greatest songwriters of his generation join the #GimmeSomeTruth challenge here.

New to TikTok and fancy getting involved in the #GimmeSomeTruth challenge. Getting involved couldn’t be easier, simply download the app for free via the Apple App Store, Google Play or Amazon.