Yankeefan2 wrote:toris wrote:
At the risk of repeating myself, this song is ordinary. At best. I love Paul, dearly, but this song is the least appealing song on Egypt Station. A great album. The song, though, just does nothing for me. It is bland. A horrid choice to help present the album to the world. Can't believe it made any 'best of' list.
Let's put this in perspecive. Sure, all of us on this board agree there are much better songs from Egypt Station that we wish were "honored" than that one. That being said, McCartney even making the top 50 list from Rolling Stone is a good thing because any publicity is usually good publicity. In addition, I believe the single did fairly well so maybe to the casual McCartney listener the song is better than we think. Finally, check out the artists who made the list with a top 50 song. Most of them are probably 40-50 years younger than McCartney and sell a bunch more records. So, I will take this "honor" as a compliment even though I would have loved another song from the album to make it.
All good points, and I am wrapt that Paul is on the list....I just cannot get into the song, and cannot believe it rated so high. Repeated listenings aren't working for me. Underwhelming. But, good on him. It's fantastic news.