Top Ten Paul McCartney Solo Songs

I just realized that we have a Best Beatles Songs list and a Best Songs by Paul McCartney list, but no list for dear Paul's solo career alone. This includes Wings, the Fireman, and any post-Beatles projects.

The Top Ten

1 Maybe I'm Amazed

If you hear the isolated vocal you just realize how great he was as a singer. At his prime he had a vocal range of 4,5 octaves and he could sing tender ballads and raw rock 'n roll. - SintJohn

After Yesterday this is the best song with Paul McCartney's Vocal's. - SouthRight

This was released as a single when Paul McCartney preformed it in the Wings Over America Tour

I still don't know why this wasn't released as a single originally. - PetSounds

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2 Band On the Run


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3 Live and Let Die

A classic James Bond theme song and James Bomd movie

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4 Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey UListen to Sample
5 Nineteen Hundred and Eighty Five

Best Wings song

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6 My Love

Best song ever! A classic

Only my love holds the other key to me
- among the best lyrical lines ever in a love song - Billyv

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7 Hi Hi Hi

"Well, take off your face, recover from the trip you've been on. I want you to lie on the bed, get you ready for my body gun."

That line got it banned. Not to mention, Paul keeps singing about his "sweet banana". - PetSounds

Paul has sometimes claimed the correct lyric is "polygon" not "body gun" but who knows which time or on what he was hi, hi, hi... - Billyv

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8 Mull of Kintyre

Toronto is one of only about five places where Paul performs this song live. I'm so excited to see him. - PetSounds

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9 Too Many People

A couple of admitted jabs at Lennon and Yoko in the lyrics and perhaos at the other Beatles too during the "feud" and around the time if the breakup - Billyv

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10 Listen to What the Man Said

This song makes me happy all of the time I listen to it

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11 Jet

My favorite paul McCartney song that isn’t beatles

It's a David Bowie ripoff ("Suffragette City", anybody? ), but it's still great. - PetSounds

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12 Another Day UListen to Sample
13 Here Today UListen to Sample
14 Coming Up

This song is probably one of his best songs I've ever heard! Great song!

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15 Junk UListen to Sample
16 Mrs. Vandebilt

Great song!

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17 No More Lonely Nights

From the best movie ever (in my opinion), Give My Regards To Broad Street

The best song ever from Give My Regards to Broad Street

David Gilmour's guitar solo makes this song for me. - PetSounds

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18 Let 'em In

My dad used to play this song for me when I was younger. It is still one of my favorites to this day. - Doom

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20 Temporary Secretary

This song is weird to be honest. It made me very confused when I first heard it. - Misfire

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21 Silly Love Songs

How could you not vote for this?! It is a 3 part piece with rounds and duets, with the beautiful words, "I love you" being sung in a soothing way. - GeneralJP

It is a lovely piece of work made by McCartney to poke fun at his critics.

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23 Junior's Farm UListen to Sample
24 Yesterday

Even though its called a Beatles song, paul mccartney basicaly did the song on his own - RecklessGreed

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25 Queenie Eye UListen to Sample
26 I Don't Know UListen to Sample
27 Let Me Roll It

My heart is like a wheel, Let Me Roll It to ya

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28 Letting Go UListen to Sample
29 Jenny Wren UListen to Sample
30 Ebony and Ivory UListen to Sample
31 Every Night UListen to Sample
32 Mary Had a Little Lamb UListen to Sample
33 The Lovely Linda

Linda McCartney was a wonderful photographer and musician. It was really nice of Paul to write a song about his former wife, Linda

Wonder why this song was about Linda McCartney...

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34 That Would Be Something UListen to Sample
35 With a Little Luck UListen to Sample
36 Take It a Away UListen to Sample
37 So Bad UListen to Sample
38 Wild Life UListen to Sample
39 C Moon UListen to Sample
40 Getting Closer UListen to Sample
41 Young Boy UListen to Sample
42 Wanderlust

One of the best songs from Broad Street and his album, Tug Of War

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43 Save Us UListen to Sample
44 Somedays

From "Flaming Pie"; so great that it might just be Paul's "In My Life". Stunning that he still had something that great left inside him by 1997.

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45 Magneto and Titanium Man UListen to Sample
46 Venus and Mars / Rock Show UListen to Sample
47 Picasso's Last Words (Drink to Me) UListen to Sample
48 Sally G

Only McCartney ever to chart country.

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49 Waterfalls UListen to Sample
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Top Remixes (5)

1. Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey
2. Maybe I'm Amazed
3. Junk
1. Nineteen Hundred and Eighty Five
2. Listen to What the Man Said
3. Maybe I'm Amazed
1. Live and Let Die
2. Maybe I'm Amazed
3. Band On the Run

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