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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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. 

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