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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20. "Here Today"

"Here Today" is McCartney's moving response to Lennon's death. Produced by George Martin, the subtle ballad carries distinct echoes of the Beatles, with heartbreakingly honest lyrics that continue McCartney's lifelong dialogue with his late friend. "We had some great conversations just before he died," he recalled in 1993. "I felt like I'd made my peace with him." 

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