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Beatles Solo Number Ones
13 September 2023
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I was listening to a Talk More Talk podcast the other day, and they were listing their favorite of the songs that went to #1 by the Beatles as solo artists.  They used the Billboard Hot 100 as the defining measure of what constituted a #1 song, so there were 16 of them:  Three by George, two by Ringo, two by John, and Nine by Paul.

George’s:

My Sweet Lord , Give Me Love (Give Me Peace on Earth), Got My Mind Set on You

Ringo’s:

Photograph, You’re Sixteen

John’s:

Whatever Gets You Through the Night, (Just Like) Starting Over

Paul’s:  

Uncle Albert /Admiral Halsey , My Love, Band On The Run , Listen to What the Man Said, Silly Love Songs, With a Little Luck, Coming Up , Ebony And Ivory (with Stevie Wonder), Say Say Say (with Michael Jackson).

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It’s interesting that George had the first solo #1, and also the last. 

The four people on the podcast chose as their favorites, respectively, My Sweet Lord , Photograph, Uncle Albert /Admiral Halsey , and Silly Love Songs.  

Nice that none of the four picked the same song as their favorite.  My choice would be Uncle Albert /Admiral Halsey , I think that is the best and most clever of all the tunes.  

They also pointed out, and I have to agree, that there were other songs that deserved to be #1, but didn’t quite make it:  Instant Karma , It Don’t Come Easy, Another Day , Live And Let Die , and Jet .  

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