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Who's the greatest Beatle: John Lennon or Paul McCartney?

John Lennon and Paul McCartney are arguably the most popular Beatles, and both went on to have successful solo careers. Fans continue to debate which of the two is the ultimate member of The Beatles. While The Beatles are #1, McCartney ranks at #12 on the Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Artists list. And while his life and career were cut short, Lennon is regarded as a musical legend in his own right—being one of the quintessential rock artists to shape popular music. But who's the greatest Beatle? 🎤🎸 

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John Lennon and Paul McCartney feuded throughout the years until the mid-'70s. Any efforts to rekindle their friendship were cut short when Lennon was assassinated in 1980. Rolling Stone wrote:

The generation-defining duo kept their squabbles behind closed doors during the Beatles’ death throes in the late Sixties, but as McCartney made a move to legally dissolve the band’s partnership in December 1970, Lennon took the spat public in the pages of Rolling Stone. The conversation with magazine founder Jann Wenner touched on McCartney’s supposedly overbearing nature in the studio (“I pretty damn well know we got fed up of being sidemen for Paul,” he seethed), McCartney’s poor leadership following the death of the band’s manager Brian Epstein, and the other Beatles’ reaction to Lennon’s new relationship with Yoko Ono. “Ringo was all right, but the other two really gave it to us. I’ll never forgive them.”

Regardless of the feud, they are regarded as one of the greatest songwriting duos of all time, and hence, the greatest of The Beatles.

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Lennon's popularity is undeniable. He helped shape and influence popular music as a solo artist and as a Beatle. He is often revered as the group favorite and was a world-renowned musician, songwriter, visionary artist and social advocate. NBC News once wrote:

As a member of The Beatles and as a solo artist, Lennon wrote dozens of classic songs, including “Imagine” and “Give Peace a Chance.” “He also showed the world that rock 'n' roll could address serious subjects and be far more than simple three-chord songs,” notes Jim Henke, curatorial director of Cleveland’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. “He had an enormous impact.”
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Paul McCartney is one of the most popular artists of all time. He is not only known for his songwriting and musicianship as a Beatle, but also went on to have a long-running successful solo career. USA Today's Maeve McDermott wrote:

It’s not particularly cool to claim Paul McCartney as your favorite member of The Beatles. On one hand, the facts are on your side: Sir Paul is an institution in a way the other Beatles aren’t, perhaps the most beloved melody man in rock 'n' roll history, the defining force behind the genre’s defining band.
But McCartney is objectively the best Beatle, and not just because he has the decades of post-Beatles material to back up that claim. Lennon’s famous declaration that McCartney made “granny music” is, in fact, the essential argument for his greatness – music that is timeless, sentimental and nostalgic, melodies that span generations.
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