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What Are Your Top 40 Solo Paul Songs?

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      This means anything he did 1970 to present, including Wings! Here’s mine (not in any particular order, but Maybe I’m Amazed is my favorite) 

      1. Maybe I’m Amazed

      2. My Love

      3. Calico Skies

      4. Beautiful Night 

      5. No More Lonely Nights

      6. Somedays

      7. Little Willow 

      8. Wanderlust

      9. Waterfalls

      10.Tomorrow 

      11.Here Today

      12.Jenny Wren

      13.Every Night

      14.With A Little Luck

      15.Jet

      16.Magneto & Titanium Man

      17.Helen Wheels

      18.Band On The Run

      19.Hi Hi Hi

      20.Letting Go 

      21.Let Me Roll It

      22.Mull Of Kintyre

      23.Venus & Mars

      24.Appreciate

      25.I Can Bet

      26.The Backseat Of My Car

      27.Fuh You

      28.New

      29.1985

      30.Mrs. Vandebilt 

      31.I’m Carrying

      32.Young Boy

      33.Heaven On A Sunday

      34.Dear Boy

      35.Junior’s Farm

      36.I’ve Had Enough

      37.Junk

      38.Take It Away

      39.So Bad

      40.Not Such A Bad Boy

       

        I'll do a Top 10 but I'm excluding Wings for the same reason why I'm excluding the Beatles.   In no particular order apart from #1 .

        1. Waterfalls / 

        2. Scared /

        3. How Kind Of You /

        4. Junk /

        5. Riding to Vanity Fair /

        6. Somedays /

        7. You Tell Me /

        8. Hosanna /

        9. No Values /

        10. I Want You To Fly.

          Kestrel wrote:

          I'll do a Top 10 but I'm excluding Wings for the same reason why I'm excluding the Beatles.   In no particular order apart from #1 .

          1. Waterfalls / 

          2. Scared /

          3. How Kind Of You /

          4. Junk /

          5. Riding to Vanity Fair /

          6. Somedays /

          7. You Tell Me /

          8. Hosanna /

          9. No Values /

          10. I Want You To Fly.

          No “Maybe I’m Amazed?” 😢

            Nancy R wrote:

            No “Maybe I’m Amazed?” 😢

            If I had done a top 40 then it probably would have been in there somewhere, but not in my top 10. I can understand why its so well liked but its not personally a favourite of mine any more than My Love would be. There are certain songs I can appreciate without actually wanting to listen to them. And "Maybe I'm Amazed" is one of them.  At least I like Somedays,Waterfalls & Junk from your top 40.....plus many others had I considered Wings songs as being Solo songs.   

              Without a ton of thought, at the moment, here goes (in no order of ranking).  I'm excluding covers; otherwise I'd include some from Run Devil Run, one of my favorite Paul albums.

              Maybe I'm Amazed

              Every Night

              Too Many People

              Back Seat Of My Car

              Tomorrow

              Band On The Run

              Nineteen Hundred And Eighty-Five

              Junior's Farm

              Love In Song

              Listen To What The Man Said

              Beware My Love

              Silly Love Songs

              Mull Of Kintyre

              Waterfalls

              Summer's Day Song

              Tug Of War

              Here Today

              Wanderlust

              No More Lonely Nights

              Footprints

              This One

              That Day Is Done

              Golden Earth Girl

              The Lovers That Never Were

              Somedays

              Calico Skies

              Heaven On A Sunday

              Magic

              Heather

              Rinse The Raindrops

              Friends To Go

              Too Much Rain

              Only Mama Knows

              House Of Wax

              Traveling Light

              Dance 'Till We're High

              Alligator

              New

              Hand In Hand

              Dominoes

                One thing I've just noticed is that these listings are staying in the same format as they were originally posted. The last time I created a list it was all squashed up in a series of lines after a few hours.

                  Kestrel wrote:

                  One thing I've just noticed is that these listings are staying in the same format as they were originally posted. The last time I created a list it was all squashed up in a series of lines after a few hours.

                  True. I wonder if it will last. Another thing that seems to be fixed is when copying links to this site, you don't need to put it in the "link" icon box. It becomes clickable automatically. I would love for the youtube button to work correctly rather than disappearing after an hour.

                    To change things up, here are my Top 10 Wings tunes:

                    10.  London Town

                    9.     So Glad To See You Here

                    8.     Old Siam, Sir

                    7.      Girl's School

                    6.     Give Ireland Back To The Irish

                    5.     Red Rose Speedway Medley

                    4.     Band On The Run

                    3.     Silly Love Songs

                    2.     Listen To What The Man Said

                    1.     1985

                      oobu24 wrote:Another thing that seems to be fixed is when copying links to this site, you don't need to put it in the "link" icon box. It becomes clickable automatically. 

                      I hadn't realised that. I'll have to try it the next time I have a link to post. 

                        Here’s Rolling Stone magazine’s top 40:

                        https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-lists/paul-mccartneys-40-greatest-solo-songs-194193/maybe-im-amazed-2-199037/

                          Kestrel wrote:

                          oobu24 wrote:Another thing that seems to be fixed is when copying links to this site, you don't need to put it in the "link" icon box. It becomes clickable automatically. 

                          I hadn't realised that. I'll have to try it the next time I have a link to post. 

                          It works! I’ve done it 3 times! 

                            Nancy R wrote:

                            Kestrel wrote:
                            oobu24 wrote:Another thing that seems to be fixed is when copying links to this site, you don't need to put it in the "link" icon box. It becomes clickable automatically. 

                            I hadn't realised that. I'll have to try it the next time I have a link to post. 

                            It works! I’ve done it 3 times! 

                            It's a pity  the guys who run this message board don't regularly post up news on when they've updated / solved their coding issues and not just let users discover,by accident, that things actually work now.

                             

                              Kestrel wrote:

                              Nancy R wrote:
                              Kestrel wrote:
                              oobu24 wrote:Another thing that seems to be fixed is when copying links to this site, you don't need to put it in the "link" icon box. It becomes clickable automatically. 

                              I hadn't realised that. I'll have to try it the next time I have a link to post. 

                              It works! I’ve done it 3 times! 

                              It's a pity  the guys who run this message board don't regularly post up news on when they've updated / solved their coding issues and not just let users discover,by accident, that things actually work now.

                              I don't remember how I found out that it works but I've been trying to spread the word. lol

                                great examining the list

                                thought so "Maybe I am Amazed" would be people's number 1

                                 

                                Paul's vocals were strong then

                                Some songs never heard of, good surprise e.g."Angry"

                                thought "Mull of Kintrye" would be higher though

                                I myself would go for "A little Luck" as my number1

                                also noticed it took 3 people to comile the Rolling stone list, shows how difficult to make Paul's top 40 list

                                 

                                 

                                 

                                 

                                  Not sure I can make it to 40 without burning out my brain, but here's a list of major faves, in no particular order:

                                  Maybe I'm Amazed

                                  Band on the Run

                                  Somedays

                                  Here Today

                                  Wanderlust

                                  The Pound Is Sinking

                                  Friends to Go

                                  Too Much Rain

                                  Little Willow

                                  The World Tonight

                                  Only Mama Knows

                                  The End of The End

                                  Mr. Bellamy

                                  Feet in the Clouds

                                  Hand in Hand

                                  Dominoes

                                  Confidante

                                  Do It Now

                                  Old Siam Sir

                                  Silly Love Songs

                                  San Ferry Anne

                                    Bruce M. wrote:

                                    Not sure I can make it to 40 without burning out my brain, but here's a list of major faves, in no particular order:

                                    Maybe I'm Amazed

                                    Band on the Run

                                    Somedays

                                    Here Today

                                    Wanderlust

                                    The Pound Is Sinking

                                    Friends to Go

                                    Too Much Rain

                                    Little Willow

                                    The World Tonight

                                    Only Mama Knows

                                    The End of The End

                                    Mr. Bellamy

                                    Feet in the Clouds

                                    Hand in Hand

                                    Dominoes

                                    Confidante

                                    Do It Now

                                    Old Siam Sir

                                    Silly Love Songs

                                    San Ferry Anne

                                    I need to Google that last one! 

                                      Nancy R wrote:

                                      Bruce M. wrote:

                                      Not sure I can make it to 40 without burning out my brain, but here's a list of major faves, in no particular order:

                                      Maybe I'm Amazed

                                      Band on the Run

                                      Somedays

                                      Here Today

                                      Wanderlust

                                      The Pound Is Sinking

                                      Friends to Go

                                      Too Much Rain

                                      Little Willow

                                      The World Tonight

                                      Only Mama Knows

                                      The End of The End

                                      Mr. Bellamy

                                      Feet in the Clouds

                                      Hand in Hand

                                      Dominoes

                                      Confidante

                                      Do It Now

                                      Old Siam Sir

                                      Silly Love Songs

                                      San Ferry Anne

                                      I need to Google that last one! 

                                      It's from Speed of Sound

                                        TommyC909 wrote:

                                        Nancy R wrote:
                                        Bruce M. wrote:

                                        Not sure I can make it to 40 without burning out my brain, but here's a list of major faves, in no particular order:

                                        Maybe I'm Amazed

                                        Band on the Run

                                        Somedays

                                        Here Today

                                        Wanderlust

                                        The Pound Is Sinking

                                        Friends to Go

                                        Too Much Rain

                                        Little Willow

                                        The World Tonight

                                        Only Mama Knows

                                        The End of The End

                                        Mr. Bellamy

                                        Feet in the Clouds

                                        Hand in Hand

                                        Dominoes

                                        Confidante

                                        Do It Now

                                        Old Siam Sir

                                        Silly Love Songs

                                        San Ferry Anne

                                        I need to Google that last one! 

                                        It's from Speed of Sound

                                        Yeah, I found that out. Haven’t listened to that album since maybe 2013. (whenever the remaster came out)  I won the 2-CD set in a Beatles trivia contest on a Beatles cruise.

                                          wingsoverkc wrote:

                                          To change things up, here are my Top 10 Wings tunes:

                                          10.  London Town

                                          9.     So Glad To See You Here

                                          8.     Old Siam, Sir

                                          7.      Girl's School

                                          6.     Give Ireland Back To The Irish

                                          5.     Red Rose Speedway Medley

                                          4.     Band On The Run

                                          3.     Silly Love Songs

                                          2.     Listen To What The Man Said

                                          1.     1985

                                          Here are my top 10 Wings tracks which I can't place in any real order.

                                          I Lie Around

                                          Jet

                                          Dear Friend

                                          Some People Never Know

                                          The Note You Never Wrote

                                          Love In Song

                                          Little Lamb Dragonfly

                                          Winter Rose / Love Awake

                                          Juniors Fram

                                          Nineteen Hundred and Eighty Five.

                                            No doubt I'm a Paul McCartney Nerd so this sort of exercise is right down my alley.  Also no doubt that this sort of list is a matter of personal opinion.  No one is right and no one is wrong.

                                            Because Macca's musical Post Beatles' Catalog is do diverse and huge, I'm going to set some boundaries for this list.  With that in mind, I'm going to stick with Paul's original Post Beatles' Pop-Rock Studio albums and A-sided singles.  At another time, it would be easy to do a 40 or even 50 Paul tracklist with just unreleased work, B-sides, rare versions etc.  Hard to believe but that would be a very good quality list as well.

                                            But as far as my Paul's Top 40 (or in my case 50) "known" Paul songs, my list is below.  There is "no order" here and to make it easy for me, I'm basicallly going in album and/or single order.

                                            1. Maybe I'm Amazed

                                            2. Every Night

                                            3. Too Many People

                                            4. Dear Boy

                                            5. Live and Let Die

                                            6. Single Pigeon

                                            7. Band of the Run

                                            8. Jet

                                            9.. 1985.

                                            10. Love In Song

                                            11. Letting Go

                                            12.. Beware My Love

                                            13. Silly Love Songs

                                            14. With a Little Luck (studio version)

                                            15. Don't Let It Bring You Down

                                            16. Mull of Kintyre

                                            17. Arrow Through Me

                                            18. Winter Rose/Love Awake

                                            19. Coming Up

                                            20. Tug of War (the song)

                                            21. Take it Away

                                            22. Somebody Who Cares

                                            23. Wanderlust

                                            24. Here Today

                                            25. Pipes of Peace

                                            26. The Other Me

                                            27. Footprints

                                            28. Only Love Remains

                                            29. My Brave Face

                                            30. Put It There

                                            31. Distractions

                                            32. Hope Of Deliverance

                                            33. Somedays

                                            34. Calico Skies

                                            35. Little Willow

                                            36. Beutiful Night

                                            37. Lonely Road

                                            38. Jenny Wren

                                            39. Too Much Rain

                                            40. Riding to Vanity Fair

                                            41. Ever Present Past

                                            42. Only Mama Knows

                                            43. Mr. Bellamy

                                            44. Only Our Hearts

                                            45. My Valentine

                                            46. Alligator

                                            47. Early Days

                                            48. I Don't Know

                                            49. Happy With You

                                            50. Dominoes

                                            Wow...it was hard to keep it to 50.  There was approximately another 20 that could have easily made this sort of "my best song" list.   Just shows that Paul needs a better, more complete Anthology Box Set done by "Decade".  The list above covers every decade from the 70's to the present time and there are so many very good to great songs.

                                             

                                             

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