Best Songs by Paul McCartney

The Top Ten
1 Maybe I'm Amazed

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

His best solo but developed during his time with the Beatles. Best solo is Band on the run. Fantastic beginning to end and not a silly love song.

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

2 Hey Jude

I remember when this song first came out on 45 RPM vinyl record. I couldn't get a copy for many weeks at the store. Over and over the clerks said they got some in but were already gone. Compared to the other music at the time it was a miraculous song, a MONSTER! Every major T.V. talk show HAD to have the
Beatles play it live on their show which was THE status symbol of that era. It created a sense of sophistication in Rock and Roll never before present.

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.

3 Yesterday

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.

4 Band on the Run

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

5 Live and Let Die

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

Possibly the best James Bond theme song.

Live and let die... Doo doo doo doo

6 Let 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

So tired of this song. So overrated, so simple, so boring.

7 Silly Love Songs
8 Eleanor 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!

9 Another Day
10 Nineteen 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.

One of the best McCartney song of his solo career.

The Contenders
11 Jet

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.

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

Just ahead of 'Live and Let Die' and 'Nineteen Hundred and Eighty Five', this is the best song of his Wings/solo era.

12 Say Say Say

A classic duet with Michael Jackson and Paul McCartney himself

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

13 Golden Slumbers / Carry That Weight / the End

This song to me is the 7 years of the Beatles put into a Medley, this sums up the feelings of Happiness and Hardships endured to reach this point and that even in the final moments of the Beatles, he is enjoying every second and putting everything into the last 10 minutes of Beatles life from She came in through the Bathroom Window, all the way through to End, the Medley is the Symbol of what the Beatles Achieved in just a few years the change in music itself.

Best part of the Medley is the "Golden Slumber's Fill your Eyes, Smiles await you when you rise" So strong and Powerful

14 Listen to What the Man Said
15 Here Today

If you think Lennon and McCartney were worst enemies and they didn't care about each other, listen to this. This is a underrated masterpiece. This should get more attention from Lennon fans, and one of my favourite songs of all time.

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

16 Penny Lane

How is Penny Lane not in the top 10? Masterpiece

Best lyric, best melody, best production!

17 Beware My Love

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

Band on the run on rock number together witn monkebrry moon delight

18 The 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!

19 Hello, Goodbye
20 Pipes of Peace

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

21 Back in the U.S.S.R.
22 Here, There and Everywhere

Fun Fact: Paul McCartney was at a party and he heard the song God Only Knows, by the band The Beach Boys, off their album Pet Sounds, and the song impressed him as one of the most beautiful songs ever made (he might have used some of those words exactly) That night he went home and wrote Here, There, and Everywhere.

Most underrated Paul and Beatles song ever. Top 10 both for Paul and the Beatles

23 Blackbird
24 Helter Skelter

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

25 Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
8Load More
PSearch List