Paul McCartney's 40 Greatest Solo Songs

The definitive guide to his post-Beatles best – chart smashes, psychedelic curiosities, punk, folk, disco and plenty of silly love songs

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27. "Angry"

The McCartney who howled "Helter Skelter" mostly took the Eighties off. But he rages in this proto-grunge blast – with Pete Townshend on guitar and Phil Collins on drums – righteously ranting against racism and Margaret Thatcher. "Britain's attitude toward apartheid at the moment is just so crazy," Paul told RS. "It's so insane. Couldn't they just wise up?"

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