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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25. "Waterfalls"

Named for a cottage McCartney owned in Sussex, this stately ballad is a highlight of one of his lesser-known LPs. Serious fans might have noticed something familiar when they heard TLC's R&B hit of the same title 14 years later: The central metaphor and some key lyrics are nearly identical. "It's like, 'Excuse me?'" an incredulous McCartney later said. 

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