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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39. "Riding to Vanity Fair"

Nigel Godrich's production makes this psychedelic ballad feel like it's floating in space, while the excellently sharp-edged lyrics lash out at an undermining type. "I don't write many songs like that," he told RS. "I thought it might be good to tell some people you can't stand them." 

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