1. ‘It Don’t Come Easy’
From: Single (1971)
Released in the Spring of 1971, Ringo’s third single was an incredible step forward for the man behind the most famous drum kit. ‘It Don’t Come Easy,’ written by Ringo and produced by George Harrison, was Starr’s first major hit, checking into the Top 5 in both the U.S. and England and No. 1 on our list of the Top 10 Ringo Starr Solo Songs. There is an obvious Beatles-like quality to the song, but it firmly stands on its own merits all these years later as not only Ringo’s finest moment, but as one of the best solo recordings from any of the Fab Four.