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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32. "Flaming Pie"

McCartney rode the wave of excitement from the Beatles' Anthology with Flaming Pie, named for an old Lennon joke about the band's origins. The title track is at once rocking and bizarre, with a from-nowhere New Orleans piano breakdown and acid-trip lyrics. Paul said he "really didn't give a shit" how the LP sold: "Everyone likes to have a hit, but not at the expense of fun."

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