Best Songs by Paul McCartney


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Maybe 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!
Well, I am amazed

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.


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

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


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.
The perfect song structure. The best example of using different kinds of music
Just listen to it, and be free! ! !

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


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!


8Another Day

9Golden Slumbers / Carry That Weight / the End
Nothing compares abbey road
Nothing beats abbey road

10Silly Love Songs

The Contenders

11Say Say Say
A combination of both legends of our time who will never be replaced again for sure

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

13Beware 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

14My Love
My Love represents the best in McCartney ballads of love. Filled with exquisite vocal range and beautiful melodies! Written for Linda and performed for, to quote Paul: " all the lovers out there"... My Love's openening Bbmaj7 chord sets up a subtle and melodic tension that comes to rest on the solid foundation of an Am chord as if Paul has just arrived home to his Linda... Safe and assured at last! A beautiful marriage of lyric and melody indeed. Recorded live with full strings and a stunning guitar solo My Love is Paul McCartney "pop" for sure BUT with a unique SOUL of it's own!


Got to be one of the best love songs of all time.

15Here Today
A heartfelt song to John Lennon after his death. definitely a higher contender.

16Penny Lane

17Helter 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.

18Here, There and Everywhere

19The 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.

20Back In the U.S.S.R.

21The Long and Winding Road

Don't let the title fool you. It's a beautiful song. Grossly underappreciated.


23Nineteen 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.

24Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey

25Hope of Deliverance

26My Valentine

Melodic, meaningful, clean and evocative

28This Never Happened Before
How is this song not on the list? It has such strong Beatle-esque feel to it. Paul is a genius!

29For No One

30Through Our Love

31She's Leaving Home
One of the most beautiful musical pieces to ever bliss the ears of pop music fans. Not only that the song is on the greatest album of all time (Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band), but it also tells the story of a young girl who runs away from home. It's so beautiful that even Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys and his wife cried when Macca played to them a rendition of the song on piano. Not to mention the beautiful orchestration and the flawless production of George Martin

32Little Willow

33Pipes of Peace
Harmonies, melodic, uplifting, nostalgic... My favorite song ever... Does not get the recognition I feel it should

34All My Trials
A sentimental inspiring old song with added lyrics by macca which moves and gives hope

35Oh Darling
Gritty,and a plain classic howling song all from the gut. One I can listen to over and over again.


Under estimated song, great lyrics, sang really well.

36So Bad
A catchy song in pipes of peace

37I Saw Her Standing There

38Let Me Roll It

39Hello, Goodbye

40The Back Seat of My Car

41Ebony and Ivory

42Mull of Kintyre

43No More Lonely Nights

44Winter Rose/Love Awake

45Letting Go
Great song, fantastic intro

46Get Back
Why is this not on the list already? The pounding beat, the great vocals, the guitar solo, it is all there!

47My brave face

48And I Love Her

49Dance Tonight
2007 Top 40 hit for Sir Paul McCartney taken from his album 'Memory Almost Full'. A great up-lifting song with a simple, but infectious beat, great to sing along too as well. I remember him performing it on T.V..

50Coming Up


52Queenie Eye
Great song in his great new album called NEW

53Got to Get You Into My Life

54Put it there

55Goodnight Tonight

56Dear Friend
Dedicated to his pal john! It really touches my soul! Another one that touches me most is Waterfals from the McCartney II album. It makes you think of all the mistakes you can make if you just go jumping waterfalls!

57The Girl Is Mine


59Mrs. Vanderbilt
This song has so much energy! Absolutely amazing in concert!

60Ever Present Past


62Listen to What the Man Said

63Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

64Calico Skies

65All My Loving

66The Man

67The End

68Wonderful Christmastime


70Spies Like Us

71Heart of the Country

72Secret Friend

73We All Stand Together
We all stand together


75C'mon People
An optimistic song who gives us strength and sense for life.

76Cut Me Some Slack

77Junior's Farm

78Hi, Hi, Hi

79Rock Show

80Take It Away

81Good Times Coming / Feel the Sun

82Flaming Pie

83Everybody Out There

84Tug of War


86Jenny Wren

87Long Haired Lady
A six-minute masterpiece (At least to me)! I think it's just wonderful!


88Dear Boy

89With a Little Luck
A fantastic songs one of his best with Wings why isn't it higher?


91Cafe On the Left Bank

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