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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24. "Hope of Deliverance"

"It's an international message with a Latin American flavor," McCartney said of this uplifting anthem, where he trades Spanish guitar solos with Robbie McIntosh over syncopated rhythms, with a first-take immediacy. It wasn't a hit in the U.S. – but it was huge in post–Cold War Eastern Europe, where its optimism had fresh, deep resonance. 

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