Lennon Or McCartney? New Documentary Asks 550 Celebrities Their Preference — See Their Answers

John Lennon or Paul McCartney

John Lennon and Paul McCartney were probably the two most influential songwriters in the 20th Century, and quite possibly two of the best songwriters of all time. If anyone is involved in any way, shape, or form in modern music, there’s a very good chance that their music has been influenced in some way by either the Beatles, John Lennon’s solo work, Paul McCartney’s solo work, or Paul McCartney’s post-Beatles group, Wings.

Now, a new short documentary is putting forth a half-century old question to celebrities around the world: Lennon or McCartney? The question of which Fab Four songwriter is your favorite is asked in Lennon or McCartney: A Beatles Documentary put together by Scared Goose Productions. According to Music Times, Scared Goose compiled snippets of interviews from the last decade when the question of Lennon or McCartney was posed, and sliced them all together to get some sort of consensus.

Here’s a list of some of the 550 celebrities who were posed the question, “Lennon or McCartney?” as well as their answers.

Aaron Eckhart: Lennon

Aaron Paul: Lennon

Aasif Mandvi: McCartney

Adam Lambert: Lennon

Tom Hamilton from Aerosmith: McCartney

Alanis Morrisette: Lennon

Alison Brie: McCartney

Amanda Palmer: Lennon

Anna Gunn: Lennon

The Arctic Monkeys: Lennon

Benedict Cumberbatch: Lennon

Big Sean: McCartney

Bridgit Mendler: Lennon

Carly Rae Jepsen: Undecided

Carrie Underwood: McCartney

Chloe Bennet: Lennon

Chris Jericho: McCartney

Dwayne The Rock Johnson: McCartney

Elle Fanning: Both

Pete Wentz and Andy Hurley from Fallout Boy: McCartney

Jason Priestly: McCartney

Jimmy Cliff: Lennon

JJ Abrams: McCartney

Johnny Rotten: Lennon

The Jonas Brothers: McCartney

Joseph Gordon-Levitt: Lennon

Justin Beiber: Lennon

Kevin Smith: Lennon

Kevin Spacey: Lennon

KT Tunstall: Lennon

Lady GaGa: Lennon

Lisa Lampanelli: McCartney

LL Cool J: Lennon

Margaret Cho: Lennon

Martha Plimpton: Undecided

Kirk Hammet from Metallica: Lennon

Robert Trujillo from Metallica: Harrison

Lars Ulrich from Metallica: Oasis

Miss Piggy: McCartney

Monica Potter: Harrison

Mickey Dolenz from the Monkees: McCartney

Morgan Freeman: Lennon

Vince Neil from Motley Crue: McCartney

Nikki Sixx from Motley Crue: Lennon

Ben Lovett and Winston Marshall from Mumford & Sons: Lennon

Nick Frost: McCartney

Edgar Wright: McCartney

Gwen Stefani: Undecided

Norman Reedus: Lennon

Paul Bettany: Lennon

Pete Townshend: McCartney

Raekwon from Wu-Tang Clan: Lennon

Rick Springfield: Lennon

Rob Zombie: Lennon

Sylvester Stallone: Lennon

Robert DeNiro: Lennon

Robert Patrick: Lennon

Robin Thicke: Lennon

Russell Peters: Neither

Sarah McLachlan: Lennon

Scott Weiland: Lennon

Selena Gomez: McCartney

Simon Helberg: Lennon

Slash: Lennon

Steve-O: McCartney

Tim McGraw: Lennon

Tommy Chong: Lennon

Tracy Morgan: Lennon

Vincent D’Onofrio: Lennon

Will.I.Am: McCartney (with Lennon glasses)

So, who got more votes out of all 550 celebrities polled? A total tally of the results are listed at the end of the documentary, which you can watch below.

So now that everyone else has had their say, what about you?

Lennon or McCartney?

[Image via Meet the Beatles for Real]