9. "Another Day"
McCartney was writing so many great songs in the
late Sixties and early Seventies that a perfectly turned pop tune like this
could sit in his back pocket for years: Although he first played it during the
filming of the Beatles' Let It Be project in 1969, it remained
unrecorded until the Ram sessions in late 1970, when he decided to make
it the first official single of his solo career. It's a classic McCartney story
song – drummer Denny Seiwell famously called it "'Eleanor Rigby' in New
York City" – with Linda's plaintive harmonies helping to bring the song's
young female protagonist to life.