Australian singles charts:
Instant Karma! entered the Kent charts on 9 March 1970 and peaked at #6. The song was #49 on the Top 100 of 1973.
Record label of Australian release:
Karma is the belief that your actions effect your future lives. Good deeds will have a positive effect while bad deeds bring negative consequences. The concept of Karma is popular in the Hindu and Buddhist religions. Lennon’s idea of Instant Karma refers to a more immediate concept of accountability for your actions. Basically, what comes around, goes around.
Read more: www.songfacts.com/facts/john-lennon/instant-karma
Instant Karma! ranks as one of the fastest-released songs in pop music history, arriving in UK record stores just ten days after it was written. Apple Records’ tagline in trade advertisements for the single read: “Ritten, Recorded, Remixed 27th Jan 1970.” Lennon remarked to the press that he “wrote it for breakfast, recorded it for lunch, and we’re putting it out for dinner.”
Read more: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Instant_Karma!
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