8. "Hi, Hi, Hi"
McCartney expertly tweaked his gentlemanly image
with this shameless celebration of sex, drugs and guitars. The single promptly
got banned by the BBC: Even Macca couldn't quite get away with inviting the
ladies to "lie on the bed, get you ready for my body gun." McCartney
protested that it was all an innocent misunderstanding, telling Rolling Stone
he was really singing, "Get ready for my polygon." (Much better!) He
also claimed the chorus – "We're gonna get hi, hi, hi" – "could
easily be taken as a natural high." Nobody believed him, but it remains
one of his best-loved rockers.