"(Just Like) Starting Over" is a song written and performed by John Lennon for his album, Double Fantasy. The B-side was Yoko Ono's "Kiss Kiss Kiss". It was released as a single on 24 October 1980 and reached number one in both the USA and UK two weeks after he was murdered.
This was the first single released from Double Fantasy, and the first new recording Lennon had released since 1975. It was chosen by Lennon not because he felt it was the best track on the album, but because it was the most appropriate following his five year absence from the recording industry.
It is his biggest solo American hit, staying at number 1 for five weeks. (When Lennon was shot in New York City on 8 December 1980 the single was at number 3 in the US and reached the summit for the week ending 27 December, making it the fourth posthumous number one song on the US chart.) In the UK it had peaked at number 8 in the charts and had fallen to position number 21 before Lennon's death propelled it to number 1, making an unprecedented number 21 to number 1 move.
Billboard's All Time Top Songs listed it at number 53.