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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37. "Temporary Secretary"

Deep into the free-form tape-machine improvisation that produced most of McCartney II, Paul came up with this oddly catchy electro-pop nugget, about a slightly creepy-sounding guy looking to hire a temp. "I just saw it as an experiment," he said years later, by which time the song had become a cult favorite. "I didn't know I was doing anything innovative, really." 

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