The 12 Weirdest Paul McCartney Songs

Explore the mad-genius side of the silly-love songsmith

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"Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey" (1971)

You may have grown accustomed to it over the years, but this is one of the strangest Number One singles ever made. It includes vocals that sound like they were recorded over a policeman's bullhorn, a flugelhorn solo, about five different sections jammed together, and that freaky "be a gypsy get around" coda. But McCartney's gift for melody is so powerful, he makes it work, and the world sings along.

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