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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18. "Coming Up"

As the Seventies drew to a close, McCartney retreated to his Scottish farm and had some fun with a tape machine. "I got into all sorts of tricks, and I can't remember how I did half of them," he said of this tune, a hyper-caffeinated groove with quirky sped-up vocals. Among the song's many fans was Lennon – "Coming Up" reportedly inspired him to make music again. 

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