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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34. "The Back Seat of My Car"

Like many of McCartney's early triumphs, "The Back Seat of My Car" could have been a Beatles song: He played them an early version in 1969. Two years later, he revived it as Ram's grand orchestral finale. "A really teenage song," he said in 2001. "The two lovers are going to take on the world. I always like the underdog."

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