Rolling Stone picks Paul McCartney's 40 Greatest Solo Songs

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Alcoholic, Sep 13, 2017.

  1. Bemagnus

    Bemagnus Forum Resident

    A list is just a fun thing. It s a great thing RS made this list-I would have made a different list but that s not the point. The point is that this list is another sign of Paul's legacy nowadays gets the recognition it deserves. And also great,obscure tracks like Beware my love
  2. jwb1231970

    jwb1231970 Forum Resident

    Are you telling me My Love isn't on there? Cmon!
  3. vitorbastos123

    vitorbastos123 Forum Resident

    Four Five seconds at 35? And My Love isnt on the list? Im about to jump off a clif now goodbye forum members
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  4. Prudence1964

    Prudence1964 Forum Resident

    Upstate NY
    My Love wouldn't make my top 40.
  5. Carl Steward

    Carl Steward Well-Known Member

    Castro Valley, CA
    Ram is a pretty exquisite listen, even today. It's moved ahead of Band on the Run for me. You have those two albums plus about a dozen other tracks scattered across far more than a dozen albums, you're good.
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  6. Purplefowler

    Purplefowler Forum Resident

    Bedfordshire, uk
    Nice to see temporary secretary squeaking on to the list, I love that song and I don't really know why! Can't disagree with the number 1 choice either, got to be one of the greatest love songs of all time. The rest of the list is pretty interchangeable though but as I always say, opinions are like a* holes....we've all got one :D
  7. Tom Schreck

    Tom Schreck Forum Resident

    "Jenny Wren" missing! :)
  8. JoeF.

    JoeF. Forum Resident

    New Jersey, USA
    Because Kanye and Rhianna are on the track and RS can't help virtue signalling....
  9. JoeF.

    JoeF. Forum Resident

    New Jersey, USA
    I waiting for some intrepid soul to wade through the list and kindly list them. RS is one of the worst websites to scroll through...
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  10. MHP

    MHP Forum Resident

    My iPad is not good friends with that RS site.
    Could someone provide the list here?
  11. PacificOceanBlue

    PacificOceanBlue Forum Resident

    The Southwest
    I am still baffled that "Silly Love Songs" receives any praise in 2017. At least it wasn't in their top ten.
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  12. edenofflowers

    edenofflowers Forum Resident

    A few daft bits but its not bad. Nice to see Ever Present Past and Fine Line mentioned as well as Calico Skies and Too Many People, all fave raves of mine. At first I read 'Too Many People' as 'How Many People' and had a brief moment of confusion. The egregious lack of Bip Bop is a bit hard to swallow but otherwise it's a nice way to turn people on to some deeper Maclassics.
  13. Brendan K

    Brendan K Forum Resident

    Love seeing "Early Days" getting recognized on the list. "Coming Up" is on there as well, nice!
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  14. dgstrat

    dgstrat Forum Resident

    West Islip, NY
    No "Arrow Through Me", or "My Love"?
  15. andrewskyDE

    andrewskyDE Island Owner

    Zack Island
    Don't trust such lists. RS people are trolling readers sometimes. So, better do your own list.^^
  16. Jackson

    Jackson Forum Resident

    MA, USA
    Maybe it's a sign that RS is running out of both material and ideas for their lists, at least I hope so.
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  17. swampwader

    swampwader Forum Resident

    I agree that most of his solo catalog is better than "I've Had Enough" (I too almost stopped reading), and there are plenty that wouldn't make my top 100 (ie- I'd choose "See Your Sunshine" over "Ever Present Past"), but good to see "Here Today" and "Junior's Farm" on there and "Another Day" & "Junk" are in the top 10 where they belong IMO. No "My Love", but also, thankfully, no "My Valentine". :D
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  18. jlf

    jlf Forum Resident

    United States
    Promotion for the tour and the secret Capitol release that is said to be coming? Hope so.
  19. reverendjim

    reverendjim Forum Resident

    new york, ny, usa
    Was wondering the same thing. There's usually/often a timely hook with these types of things, and while it could be just the tour, it could certainly also be that the much-discussed ANNOUNCEMENT OF SOMETHING is looming very, very soon.
  20. Arnold Grove

    Arnold Grove Forum Resident

    Yes, one hand washes the other in this dirty music business... ;)
  21. ampmods

    ampmods Forum Resident

    Boston, MA, USA
    It's a pretty good list with at least a couple bizarre entries ("Angry"?!?)

    To me the following should be in the top 40 that are missing here:
    "Take it Away"
    "Queenie Eye"

    And I personally would maybe add
    "Arrow Through Me"
    "One of These Days"

    And maybe they could have thrown a really experimental track or 2 in like
    "Secret Friend"
    "Rinse the Raindrops"

    Or maybe it's an impossible task. :)
  22. Digital-G

    Digital-G Forum Resident

    Dayton, OH
    I don't like lists that require clicking 5 or 10 times to see the whole thing. (I'm guessing that's what this list is). It's just a way for a website to sell ads.

    It sounds like a decent list though - I was hoping someone would copy it here.
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  23. chickendinna

    chickendinna Forum Resident

    The list could be his top 100 songs and that still may not be enough
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  24. MrSka57

    MrSka57 Forum Resident

    Syracuse, New York
    Reading this on my phone the photo doesn't look like him at all ... ?
  25. dylankicks

    dylankicks Forum Resident

    Oshkosh, WI
    I don't usually get too worked up about these things, but the list sucks! There are about 20 choices on the list I have problems with. No time to get into it now, though.

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