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DemocratSinceBirth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 09:55 AM
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Poll question: Favorite Paul McCartney Song

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H2O Man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 09:57 AM
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1. Hey Jude
and Yesterday, in that order.
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DemocratSinceBirth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 09:58 AM
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3. of course those are great but i confined the choices to his solo stuff
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H2O Man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 10:06 AM
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7. Are you sure?
I think that you included songs that Paul wrote as a Beatle, and performed/recorded after the official break-up. There is not really a clear distinction in many cases of Beatle versus post-Beatle songs. While "All Things Must Pass" was a great "solo" effort, for example, George wrote most of those songs as Beatle George.

I do appreciate what you're saying, of course. So I'll go with "Maybe I'm Amazed," although Beatle Paul started the song, and solo Paul finished it. (grin)

Thanks for putting up a thread on (post) Beatle music. Best darned music ever made. And there is no doubt that Paul could write some serious lyrics when the mood struck. I never get tired of listening to him.
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DemocratSinceBirth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 10:09 AM
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9. I Am Pretty Sure They Are All His...
I think Band On The Run is the best effort by a solo Beatle...


Though Wings is credited Paul did most of that album by himself down to the drums...
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H2O Man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 10:23 AM
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12. While they are all his
it's important to remember that three of the four Beatles began their solo careers primarily by recording songs they wrote as Beatles. Paul, like John and George, had a fantastic collection of songs that were anywhere from works in progress to complete songs, that were "album worthy" at the time of the break-up. Sometimes it's easier to look at George: Paul never appreciated his work in the 1967-69 (true break-up) era; John simply lost interest in helping George because of two factors -- Yoko in his life, religion in George's.

So when they went into the studio, by 1968, John and Paul were holding George to two songs per album (4 on the double) and so he accumulated songs. The group rejected a number of each of George, Paul, and John's songs for albums, due in part to space, and in part to taste. One can hardly imagine John and Paul participating in the background vocals for "My Sweet Lord," for example.

George put out the first "non-Beatle" album as a Beatle. Then John put out Plastic Ono Band material. But they were still the Beatles, kind of. At best, they wrote individually, and used the others as a back-up studio band. Other songs have one or two Beatles alone. Only Paul and John are on "The Ballad of John and Yoko." And John released "Give Peace A Chance" sans Beatle identity, though before the break-up.

Paul's first solo album, McCartney, was released to compete with the Let It Be album. So, yes, Paul wrote all the songs you listed, but several of them were songs he wrote as a beatle.
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RetroLounge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 09:58 AM
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2. Q: What year did Paul McCartney write Silly Love Songs?
A: 1964 -> the present

RL
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DemocratSinceBirth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 10:00 AM
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4. He Wrote So Many Songs Which Couldn't Fall Into That Category
and he did write some beautiful love songs...
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H2O Man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 10:11 AM
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10. Absolutely.
Paul is greatly unappreciated as a poet. Some of his songs were terrible (Your Mother Should Know; Ob La Awful; etc) but he also wrote some really great lyrics. Certainly, his best songs were authored with John, who helped with some lyrics. But Paul's best work is fantastic. Eleanor Rigby, Blackbird, Het Jude, and others are very good.
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St. Jarvitude Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 10:46 AM
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13. Let's see.
Yesterday - a love song, but for his mother who passed away as a child. Not silly.
Hey Jude - a love song, but for Julian Lennon, who was going through the very tough divorce of his parents. Julian was really more Paul's son, as John said things like Julian was born out of a whiskey bottle...

In fact... I would say you'd be hard-pressed to find a "silly love song" once you get beyond Paul's "silly love song phase", which ended right around Revolver. Except Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da... which is nothing more than a vanity silly love song.

If you consider Maxwell's Silver Hammer to be a love song ...... then you need professional assistance :)
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LoZoccolo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 10:03 AM
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5. "Champagne Supernova" n/t
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redsoxliberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 10:04 AM
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6. band on the run!
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DODI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 10:07 AM
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8. Maybe I'm Amazed -- but it has to be the live version
I don't know why radio plays the studio version all the time. The live version from "Wings Over America" is far superior!
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DemocratSinceBirth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 10:12 AM
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11. I Missed The 76 Tour...
I saw the 90 and 93 tours...


The 90 tour was awesome... He filled RFK Stadium three nights in a row... I saw him on the July 4th show...

Some people were literally crying when he did Let It Be and Hey Jude....


I have seen him four times-DC and Miami in 90.... Charlotte and Orlando in 93...


I have also been fortunate to see some of my other favorite musicians like Clapton and the Stones...
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GCP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 02:01 PM
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15. I saw his 93 tour at the Meadowlands
The most awesome concert I have ever been to, and I've been to a fair number over the years.
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u4ic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 01:49 PM
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14. Of those listed...Band on the Run.
But of all his solo stuff...gotta go with Listen To What the Man Said. Listening to that song pulls me out of a funk any time.
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donheld Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 02:08 PM
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16. We're so sorry, uncle albert, but we haven't done a bloody thing all day
You didn't have room to include all the songs of his i like. Whether he wrote them in 1964 or 1994 makes no difference to me.
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SCRUBDASHRUB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 03:09 PM
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17. Helen Wheels has such a kick ass bass line.
Edited on Sat Jan-29-05 03:10 PM by SCRUBDASHRUB
Maybe I'm Amazed is awesome, too, though. Damn!!!!

I actually really love "Here Today" from the Tug of War album. He wrote that after John Lennon was murdered. So sad; I cry everytime I hear it (including when we saw Macca play it in concert).



He looks so hot here (from "The Beatles" album). Panting....
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NightTrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 03:10 PM
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18. "Maybe I'm Amazed" is leading in the poll?!
Christ, no wonder you people can't handle rap and hip-hop!
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coeur_de_lion Donating Member (935 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-05 08:17 AM
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19. my favorite - not on the list
Give Ireland Back to the Irish

Give Ireland Back To The Irish
Don't Make Them Have To Take It Away
Give Ireland Back To The Irish
Make Ireland Irish Today

Great Britian You Are Tremendous
And Nobody Knows Like Me
But Really What Are You Doin'
In The Land Across The Sea

Tell Me How Would You Like It
If On Your Way To Work
You Were Stopped By Irish Soliders
Would You Lie Down Do Nothing
Would You Give In, or Go Berserk

Give Ireland Back To The Irish
Don't Make Them Have To Take It Away
Give Ireland Back To The Irish
Make Ireland Irish Today

Great Britian And All The People
Say That All People Must Be Free
Meanwhile Back In Ireland
There's A Man Who Looks Like Me

And He Dreams Of God And Country
And He's Feeling Really Bad
And He's Sitting In A Prison
Should He Lie Down Do Nothing
Should Give In Or Go Mad

Give Ireland Back To The Irish
Don't Make Them Have To Take It Away
Give Ireland Back To The Irish
Make Ireland Irish Today

Give Ireland Back To The Irish
Don't Make Them Have To Take It Away
Give Ireland Back To The Irish
Make Ireland Irish Today

Paul McCartney
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