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McCartney's Top 50 - or 60 -or 70....
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@sir walter raleigh 

"The album with the most appearances on your list is Flaming Pie"

I think Chaos and Creation is right up there, but your point is well taken. Lot of good stuff from the 80s to the present.

Maybe a couple of other people will put up their list.

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Well, if I can't take everything...

Back To The Egg : Getting Closer, Spin It On, Old Siam, Sir, Arrow Through Me, Rockestra Theme, To You After the Ball/Million Miles, Love Awake

Band On The Run : Band On The Run , Jet , Bluebird, Mrs. Vandebilt, Let Me Roll It , Mamunia, No Words, Picasso's Last Words, Nineteen Hundred And Eighty Five , Helen Wheels

From Chaos and Creation: Fine Line, At the Mercy, English Tea, A Certain Softness, Riding to Vanity Fair, Follow Me, Promise to You Girl, This Never Happened Before, Anyway

Driving Rain : Lonely Road, From a Lover to a Friend, She's Given Up Talking, Driving Rain , I Do, Magic, Your Way, Heather, Your Loving Flame, Riding to Jaipur

Egypt Station: I Don't Know, Come On to Me, Happy with You, Who Cares, Fuh You, Confidante, People Want Peace, Hand in Hand, Dominoes, Back in Brazil, Do It Now, Caesar Rock (she got matching teeth!) Despite Repeated Warnings, Nothing for Free

Electric Arguments: Sing the Changes, Life Long Passion, Is This Love?

Flaming Pie : The Song We Were Singing, The World Tonight, Somedays, Young Boy, Calico Skies, Flaming Pie , Heaven on a Sunday, Little Willow, Beautiful Night

Flowers In The Dirt : My Brave Face, Distractions, Put It There, Figure of Eight, This One, That Day Is Done, How Many People, Où est le Soleil?

London Town : London Town , Cafe on the Left Bank, I've Had Enough, With a Little Luck, Famous Groupies, Girl's School

McCartney: Junk (not the singalong version), Every Night , Kreen-Akroe, Man We Was Lonely

McCartney II : Coming Up , One of These Days

Memory Almost Full : Dance Tonight, Ever Present Past, See Your Sunshines, Mr Bellamy, Vintage Clothes, That Was Me, Feet in the Clouds, House of Wax, The End of the End

New: Save Us, Alligator, On My Way to Work, Queenie Eye , Early Days , New, Appreciate, Everybody Out There, Hosanna, I Can Bet, Looking at Her, Road, Turned Out, Get Me Out of Here, Scared, Hell to Pay

Off The Ground Off The Ground, Hope of Deliverance, Mistress and Maid, I Owe It All to You, Biker Like and Icon, The Lovers That Never Were, Get Out of My Way, Winedark Open Sea, C'mon People

Pipes Of Peace : Pipes Of Peace , The Other Me, Average Person, Tug of Peace, Through Our Love

Press To Play : Stranglehold, Good Times Coming, Talk More Talk, Only Love Remains, Press, Move Over Busker, Angry

Ram Smile Away Monkberry Moon Delight The Back Seat Of My Car, Too Many People, Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey, 

Red Rose Speedway : My Love, Get on the Right Thing, Single Pigeon

Tug Of War Tug Of War , Take It Away, Somebody Who Cares, Here Today , Ballroom Dancing, The Pound is Sinking, Wanderlust

Venus And Mars : Venus And Mars , Rock Show, Love in Song, Magneto and Titanium Man (li-bru-ree), Listen to What the Man Said

Wings At The Speed Of Sound : Let 'Em In

Working Classical , Ecce Cor Meum , and Standing Stone - all songs

Singles: Give Ireland Back to the Irish, C Moon, Hi Hi Hi , Live And Let Die , Junior's Farm, Mull Of Kintyre , Goodnight Tonight, Summer of '59, Spies Like Us, Once Upon a Long Ago, Comfort of Love

I want Waterspout too.

I just can't leave any of these songs behind.

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 Some list!

I find it fascinating that the 3 of us so far would be picking such different songs.

Perhaps when we have enough lists, we could give each song 1 point every time it appears on a list.

So, for now, the leading songs (appearing on all 3 lists) would have 3 points.

@Ahhh Girl  Both Sir Walter Raleigh and I really like the B-side to Goodnight Tonight - Daytime Nighttime Suffering. Wondering if you've heard that one.

You picked a lot of songs off London Town but left off my 2 faves Deliver Your Children and Don't Let It Bring You Down. DLITYD I can see 'coz it is on the slow, moody side; but DYC has (IMO) a great guitar lick and great harmonies with Denny Laine. Oh well, this is what makes this fun.

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I don't care much for Daytime Nighttime Suffering. The subject matter rubs me the wrong way. The music and his voice are good, but ... no ... don't like it enough to want to keep listening to it.

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Feck!! AG!! Spies Like Us is an example of Paul's poorest from a decade with much of his poorest work. Just a dreadful dreadful song with an appallingly horrific production, as much of a car crash as the film it was made for. There was me thinking you knew better!! Tut-tut!

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Ahhh Girl .... you left 'Maybe I'm Amazed ' off from 'McCartney' off your list, somehow! 🙂 It is a Top 5, Paul song, of all time, in my opinion!  Actually, this is one of the solo songs that I'd have loved to have heard recorded by The Beatles! Imagine this and 'All Things Must Pass ' on Side One of 'Abbey Road ', in place of 'Maxwell's Silver Hammer ' and 'Oh Darling!', although I don't think that it was written by that time?!

Into The Sky with Diamonds ... I think 'Deliver Your Children' was more of  Denny Laine song, which Paul helped finish .... Denny sings the main lead vocal.

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@ahhh girl  re "Daytime Nightime Suffering": OK, "Good taste is my taste" said Voltaire.  Paul's written a number of songs featuring people down on their luck - mostly women (E Rigby, Lady Madonna , Another Day ); I see this as fitting right in.

@Ron Nasty. Let's see your list!

@alittlebitolder  Like many co-written songs, I think it's hard to tell exactly who contributed what. They're singing in harmony the whole way, so I find it hard to say that one or the other is singing lead (right?). My feeling is that any song that's attributed to McCartney and someone else is part of his canon unless it's glaringly not (Julia , I'm A Loser ,....)

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To @ RN, @Into the Sky with Diamonds, you need to use mja6758.

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@Ahhh Girl I remember you also not liking Too Much Rain off of Chaos and Creation because of the subject matter. Similar reasoning? I just think both songs are incredibly catchy. 

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Hurumph. If I'd known I'd get grilled and ridiculed for my choices, I would have kept them to myself. a-hard-days-night-paul-11 Still love y'all though. 

Too Much Rain - I know that just learning to laugh, smile, and brush away your sorrow doesn't get everyone out of deep depression. Some people, including me, require medicine. That's my tiff with that song. It may be damaging advice to some people if they try to follow it and not go get professional help. Yeah, see how this is very personal. Back off, McCartney.

Yes, I can leave Maybe I'm Amazed behind when I go to my island. It won't ever be out of my head; I just don't want to listen to it over and over. Neither did I choose Another Day . Just makes me well up. Don't need that on my happy place island.

I adore Spies Like Us. And, McCartney is sooooooooo adorable in the video. He is having sooooooo much fun in it. I love his look during this period.

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Makes sense to me. And I wasn’t trying to grill you AG, I just love the discussion. Your list is great. 

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I know. It's ok. I'm just not good at "defending" my choices. I just like what I like.

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Not that your opinion makes me like the song less, but it without a doubt changes the way I hear it, which is why engage in these discussions in the first place. billy-preston_01_gif

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Also, I feel like I'm being unfaithful to Paul when I talk bad about any of his songs.

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Hey everybody, Ahhh Girl hates Paul! 

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*snort* LOL

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Not sure the best defence of Spies Like Us is to post it, inflicting it on appalled ears once again, AG... paul-mccartneya-hard-days-night-george-10

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^ You can say you're sorry for dissing my tastes by watching that video 5 times in the next 12 hours.

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There is a fantastic rough mix/demo of ‘SLU’ with great guitar work. Add that to a proper Paul vocal and you’ve a song whereas currently you’ve got a waste of time. 
There are a good number of Paul songs, especially from the 80’s, that would benefit greatly from different arrangements or production; songs screaming for changes to make them far better. 

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@Ahhh Girl said
You can say you're sorry for dissing my tastes by watching that video 5 times in the next 12 hours.

5 times!!! That's close to torture, cruel and unusual punishment...

But if I have to watch the video five times... I suppose it will have to be done...

At least I only have to watch the video, gotta love the mute button... ahdn_john_08_gifa-hard-days-night-george-10

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