Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Clickbait List: Paul McCartney’s 35 Best Songs, Unless You Disagree


This weekend Paul McCartney celebrated his 80th birthday. His career stretches back to 1957 when he first wrote songs with George Harrison and John Lennon.

Everyone has a list of their favorite McCartney songs. Which ones are the best? I made a list of 35 songs. That’s 35 out of 500, maybe. So you will disagree, and I don’t blame you.

I had the pleasure of seeing McCartney in concert on Thursday night, and had a lot of time to think about all this. But send in your lists to showbiz411@gmail.com, too.

  1. Let it Be
  2. Hey Jude
  3. Long and Winding Road
  4. Yesterday
  5. I Saw Her Standing There
  6. Can’t Buy Me Love
  7. All My Loving
  8. Maybe I’m Amazed
  9. Here, There, and Everywhere
  10. Penny Lane
  11. Band on the Run
  12. Another Day
  13. I Will
  14. I’ve Just Seen a Face
  15. Eleanor Rigby
  16. My Brave Face
  17. Oh Darling
  18. Every Night
  19. Blackbird
  20. Sgt Pepper’s Lonely/With a Little Help
  21. She’s Leaving Home
  22. Hi Hi Hi
  23. Too Many People
  24. Daytime Nighttime Suffering
  25. I’ve Just Seen a Face
  26. The Fool on the Hill
  27. Lady Madonna
  28. For No One
  29. Martha My Dear
  30. My Love
  31. We Can Work it Out
  32. And I Love Her
  33. Listen to What the Man Said
  34. Same Love (from the Flaming Pie outtakes)
  35. Helter Skelter
Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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