Here is the handwriting answer of John himself for "Musician's favorite tune best 10" in Japanese magazine "Music Life"(Jan.1983). (Among 23 people, three members except Freddie answered it.)
Not in order of preference but could be played in this order.|
YOUR 10 FAVORITE TUNES
1. All Right Now - FREE (Edited Single Version)
2. Just My Imagination - TEMPTATIONS
3. Three Times A Lady - COMMODORES
4. Alison - ELVIS COSTELLO
5. Message In A Bottle - POLICE
6. If You See A Chance - STIVE WINWOOD
7. Superfreak - RICK JAMES
8. Don't You Want Me Baby - HUMAN LEAGUE
9. The Look Of Love - ABC
10. For Those Who Like To Groove - RAY PARKER JR.
Do you know these songs? When I found this, my recognition was "All Right Now" only. What a shame...! Then I tried to get and listen all songs. (It took for a year!)
The feature in his answer is more than half the number was the tune that was very popular at this time. It makes a remarkable contrast with Brian, Roger and other musicians who enumerated the old tune like Beatles or Jimi Hendrix. I think John was quick to react to changes in music.
If you're interested in John's answer, why don't you listen them exactly in order?
ALL RIGHT NOW - Free|
(Bob Clearmountain Remix)
From omnibus album "WE WILL ROCK YOU"
*I don't know whether it's the one John mentioned in his answer*
JUST MY IMAGINATION - Temptations|
From album "CLASSIC : The Temptations"
THREE TIMES A LADY - Commodores|
From album "THE BEST OF The Commodores"
ALISON - Elvis Costello|
From album "THE VERY BEST OF Elvis Costello AND THE ATTRACTIONS 1977-86"
MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE - Police|
From album "THE VERY BEST OF STING AND THE POLICE"
WHILE YOU SEE A CHANCE - Steve Winwood|
From album "ARC OF A DIVER"
SUPERFREAK - Rick James|
From album "THE BEST OF Rick James"
DON'T YOU WANT ME - Human League|
From album "THE HUMAN LEAGUE GREATEST HITS"
THE LOOK OF LOVE - ABC|
From album "THE BEST OF ABC"
FOR THOSE WHO LIKE TO GROOVE - Ray Parker JR.|
From album "Ray Parker JR. THE HERITAGE COLLECTION"