Australian singles charts:
Mind Games entered the Kent charts on 3 December 1973 and peaked at #16. It was the #97 song on the Top 100 of 1974.
The song is on Mind Games which entered the Kent album charts on 17 December 1973 and peaked at #8.
The lyrics of Mind Games advocate unity, love, and a positive outlook. According to Billboard the song asserts “that positive thoughts are the answer to happiness. The lyric “YES is the answer” is a nod to his wife Yoko Ono’s art piece that brought them together originally. The song was recorded as Lennon split with her for his 18-month “lost weekend” with May Pang.
Read more: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mind_Games_(John_Lennon_song)
Playing “mind games” with another person can be a pernicious undertaking, but that’s not what John Lennon is singing about here. This song is inspired by a book he read called Mind Games: The Guide to Inner Space. Written by Robert Masters and Jean Houston, it explains how we can improve ourselves on various levels by playing tricks on our minds; the song is really about making yourself a better person.
Read more: www.songfacts.com/facts/john-lennon/mind-games
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