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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    most listed The Beatles

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    Hey Jude

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    The Beatles

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    Paul McCartney

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    Penny Lane

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    Live and Let Die (main title)

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    The Beatles

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    The Beatles

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    The Beatles

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    Can’t Buy Me Love

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    She Loves You

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    Wings, Paul McCartney

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    A Hard Day’s Night

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    Paul McCartney

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    Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Wings, Paul McCartney

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    Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

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    ranked low on reranks & added by richerb The Beatles

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Wings

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    Paperback Writer

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    The Beatles

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    John Lennon, Paul McCartney

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Wings

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    Hello Goodbye

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    Lady Madonna

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    The Beatles

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    All You Need Is Love

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Wings, Paul McCartney

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Coming Up

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    When I'm Sixty-Four

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    ranked low on reranks The Beatles

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks I Feel Fine

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    Michelle

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    The Fool on the Hill

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    The Beatles

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks The Beatles

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    Please Please Me

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    The Beatles

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