Best Songs by Paul McCartney


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1Maybe I'm Amazed

One of the best songs of all time

Played at my wedding and a song I never get tired of listening to. Absolutely love this song!

You hear his voice and you instantly feels like you're feeling the same like he does... He is a Master Class. He gets people involved in the song and that's the reason everyone loves him... I was really amazed when I heard him for the first time :-p

Don't care for the studio version, the live version from wings over America is perhaps his best song

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Whenever The Beatles played live there was screaming throughout their songs. The exception was this song Yesterday. You could hear a pin drop when McCartney took the stage.
When McCartney hit the last note normal service resumed and the crowd screamed once more.
50 years on and McCartney still gets the same reaction when he sings the song at his concerts. The audience is in awe of the song.

This song has 2 records that still stand today. Yesterday was the most remade song between 1965-1986. Remade over 1,600 times. Yesterday and You've Lost That Loving Feeling have been played on American radio more than any other songs. - westofohio

This song was very great! It is voted as the best song in 20th century and no. 1 pop song of all doubt about this song, YESTERDAY!

Brings tears to my eyes. I listen to it and for three minutes I am taken to a different place. A masterpiece of sound.

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3Hey Jude

If this list deals with any song he wrote, whether with the Beatles, Wings, or solo, this is the best song he wrote. One of the most iconic songs in popular music history. It can have so many different meanings and interpretations, even though we all know why he wrote the song. The greatest song that involves audience participation, and probably one of the top 5 greatest rock songs ever written.

What! This song is awesome and easy listening! This should be in top 5

Best selling song of the 1960's - westofohio

4Live and Let Die

This song was in shrek 2

Possibly the best James Bond theme song.

This vote is supposed to be of his solo songs, what is wings and Beatles doing in here..

5Band On the Run

Easily the best Paul McCartney Song.

Just listen to it, and be free! ! !

The perfect song structure. The best example of using different kinds of music

3 instrumentals into one classic song, its just GREAT!

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6Let It Be

One of the great masterpiece by paul mccartney, this simple yet powerful song instills one with hope that though in the darkest of time, we should search for a silver lining and just relax, let it.

Let it be is amazing my dad says it is a masterpiece and I agree I have grown up around this music it is awesome nothing like Miley Cyrus or jz the difference is nothing beats this and everything beats that both are great!
My favorite beetle: all of them hahah - samdib7

7Eleanor Rigby

A poetic statement on loneliness, isolation, life and death... The sum of one's life. One of the MOST unique and ground breaking compositions in rock's history. An amazing ARTISTIC statement in a music that had NOT been considered ART prior! The Beatles, through McCartney, found a new sophistication and depth with Eleanor Rigby. Paul's "story in a song" approach was never more vividly realized! Haunting melody atop a classical string quartet..."Ah look at all the lonely people"... As Paul suggests we ALL should "look" more often... We nee dent look too far as McCartney reminds on Eleanor Rigby! A masterpiece! - frank

By far the best Beatles song and the best Paul Maccartney song. I love the sting in it.

8Another Day
9Silly Love Songs

One of McCartney's best

10Nineteen Hundred and Eighty Five

The best Paul McCartney in my opinion. Amazing harmony and the instruments all perfect played. In this song McCartney sings fantasticly and his lyrics are very good. I would recommended as the best with no hesitation.

An absolute obscure gem from his better solo period. He did justice with it when he started to play the song live on latest tours.

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11Golden Slumbers / Carry That Weight / the End

I love this song, but this song does not start at Golden Slumbers. It goes all the way from You Never Give Me Your Money to The End. Although you almost couldn't count it then because John wrote three tracks in the middle and this is a Paul McCartney list. Any way, I love this song and I love Abby Road and I love music. God bless you all.

Nothing compares abbey road

Nothing beats abbey road

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12Say Say Say

A combination of both legends of our time who will never be replaced again for sure

13Here Today

A heartfelt song to John Lennon after his death. definitely a higher contender.


Great up-beat Rock/Power Pop song from 1973. Probably my favourite Paul McCartney song, he did this single with The Wings.

Sir Paul's best! Also, this page should ONLY have Paul McCartney's solo songs and his songs with Wings. Beatles songs should stay on the Beatles page.

Had it stuck in my head for weeks. An excellent example of McCartney's genius. Words can't describe

First single off Band On The Run - great rock tune.

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15Beware My Love

Love this song. Great guitar.

Wings were so cool. They could do proggresive rock epics in the late 70's. When punk was trying to destroy prog, Pink Floyd and Wings showed whos boss.

Great Proggresive Rock from the 4th greatest band of the 70's. Long Live Wings

16Back In the U.S.S.R.
17Hello, Goodbye
18Penny Lane
19Helter Skelter

With this song paul prove the he not only wrote ballad, but he can write some loud and dirty music

1968 - The first heavy metal song.

20The Fool On the Hill

A MIRACLE composition... Dark yet light, seemingly effortless melody woven between D and Dm... Arguably one of THE BEST lyrics McCartney has ever written. Fool On The Hill is based on Paul's personal feelings of isolationism YET once again Paul broadens the tone somehow and includes ALL OF US! Written in an era when many social, political, artistic and religious leaders were breaking new ground AGAINST the odds and against THE established "norm"... Fool On The Hill could easily be construed as an empathetic observation of the plight (s) experienced by Gandhi, MLK, Malcolm X, RFK and Jesus Of Nazareth. (not to mention The Beatles themselves) Fool On The Hill clearly expresses the frustration of one who is gently preaching to a reluctant, if not hostile "flock". The tone of world events "SEEM" to have filtered into this personal song's narrative in a poignant manner... Paul's live presentation of Fool On The Hill during the "Tripping The Live Fantastic Tour" lends validation to this theory for sure! Fool On The Hill is Paul McCartney alive, aware, in the thick of it, introspective and at his VERY, VERY BEST!

What I believe to be of the most natural and true songs ever written! True brilliance was put into this song.

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1. Little Willow
2. Yesterday
3. Hey Jude
1. Maybe I'm Amazed
2. Through Our Love
3. Eleanor Rigby
1. Maybe I'm Amazed
2. Beware My Love
3. Nineteen Hundred and Eighty Five

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