The Best Paul McCartney Songs Songs
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The Best Paul McCartney Songs

List Criteria: Only Paul McCartney written songs. Includes his time with the Beatles and Wings. Songs written by other Beatles shouldn't be here

List of the Top 40 songs by Paul McCartney that have appeared on the Billboard Hot 100 Hits list. McCartney is named in the Guinness Book of World Records as "the most successful musician and composer in popular music history," with sales of 100 million singles in the UK alone. McCartney sang and wrote songs for The Beatles from 1960-70 and for Wings from 1971-81. As a performer or songwriter, he has been responsible for 31 number 1 singles on the Billboard Hot 100 charts in the US, with 15.5 million RIAA certified album sales.

For more McCartney, vote on this list of the Best Beatles Songs of All Time.


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    The Beatles

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  2. 2
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    Hey Jude

  3. 3
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    Paul McCartney

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    The Beatles

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  6. 6
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  7. 7
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    The Beatles

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    Penny Lane

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    Live and Let Die (main title)

  10. 10
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    The Beatles

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  11. 11
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    The Beatles

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    Can’t Buy Me Love

  13. 13
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    She Loves You

  14. 14
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    Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

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  15. 15
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    Wings, Paul McCartney

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  16. 16
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    Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

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  18. 18
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    Wings

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  19. 19
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    Wings, Paul McCartney

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  20. 20
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    A Hard Day’s Night

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    Paul McCartney

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    The Beatles

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    The Beatles

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  24. 24
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    Paperback Writer

  25. 25
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    Wings, Paul McCartney

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  26. 26
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  27. 27
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    The Beatles

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    John Lennon, Paul McCartney

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    All You Need Is Love

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    Paul McCartney

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    Coming Up

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    The Beatles

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    Lady Madonna

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    Hello Goodbye

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    When I'm Sixty-Four

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    I Feel Fine

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    Michelle

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    The Fool on the Hill

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    Junior's Farm

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    Golden Slumbers/Carry That Weight/The End

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    The Beatles

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    The Beatles

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    A Day in the Life

  49. 49
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    - 27


    Please Please Me

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