5. ‘Goodnight Vienna’
From: ‘Goodnight Vienna’ (1974)
Ringo was getting a little help from his friends as his solo recording career was in bloom. On the title track from his 1974 LP, which is No. 5 on our list of the Top 10 Ringo Starr Solo Songs, John Lennon not only wrote the song, but plays piano. The song is a jaunty little rocker that has ‘should have been a hit’ written all over it. A catchy hook and some interesting lyrics wrapped up with a spot-on performance didn’t quite do the trick, as the record barely snuck into the U.S. Top 40. Like many of these Ringo tracks, time has been kind and it sounds as good today as ever.