Paul McCartney (The Beatles)

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Legal name: James Paul McCartney

Also performs as: Clint Harrigan, Percy “Thrills” Thrillington


Sir James Paul McCartney (born 18 June 1942) is an English singer, songwriter and musician who gained worldwide fame with the Beatles, for whom he played bass guitar and shared primary songwriting and lead vocal duties with John Lennon. One of the most successful composers and performers of all time, McCartney is known for his melodic approach to bass-playing, versatile and wide tenor vocal range, and musical eclecticism, exploring genres ranging from pre–rock and roll pop to classical, ballads, and electronica. His songwriting partnership with Lennon is the most successful in history.

Born in Liverpool, McCartney taught himself piano, guitar, and songwriting as a teenager, having been influenced by his father, a jazz player, and rock and roll performers such as Little Richard and Buddy Holly. He began his career when he joined Lennon's skiffle group, the Quarrymen, in 1957, which eventually evolved into the Beatles in 1960. Sometimes called "the cute Beatle", McCartney later immersed himself in the London avant-garde scene and played a key role in incorporating experimental aesthetics into the Beatles' studio productions. Starting with the 1967 album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, he gradually became the band's de facto leader, providing creative impetus for most of their music and film projects. Many of his Beatles songs, including "And I Love Her", "Yesterday", "Eleanor Rigby", and "Blackbird", rank among the most covered songs in history. Although primarily a bassist with the Beatles, he played a number of other instruments, including keyboards, guitars, and drums, on various songs.

After the Beatles disbanded, he debuted as a solo artist with the 1970 album McCartney and went on to form the band Wings with his first wife, Linda, and Denny Laine. Under McCartney's leadership, Wings became one of the most successful bands of the 1970s. He wrote or co-wrote their US or UK number-one hits, such as "My Love", "Band on the Run", "Listen to What the Man Said", "Silly Love Songs", and "Mull of Kintyre". He resumed his solo career in 1980 and has been touring as a solo artist since 1989. Apart from Wings, his UK or US number-one hits include "Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey" (with Linda), "Coming Up", "Pipes of Peace", "Ebony and Ivory" (with Stevie Wonder), and "Say Say Say" (with Michael Jackson). Beyond music, he has been involved in projects to promote international charities related to animal rights, seal hunting, land mines, vegetarianism, poverty, and music education.

McCartney has written or co-written a record 32 songs that have topped the Billboard Hot 100 and, as of 2009, he had sales of 25.5 million RIAA-certified units in the US. His honours include two inductions into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (as a member of the Beatles in 1988 and as a solo artist in 1999), an Academy Award, a Primetime Emmy Award, 18 Grammy Awards, an appointment as a Member of the Order of the British Empire in 1965, and a knighthood in 1997 for services to music. As of 2020, he is one of the wealthiest musicians in the world, with an estimated fortune of £800 million.

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1970McCartneyPaul McCartney4.2519
1971RamPaul & Linda McCartney4.6523
1973Red Rose SpeedwayPaul McCartney and Wings4.7524
1980McCartney IIPaul McCartney3.8529
1980Japanese Tears (aka Go Now and In Flight)Denny Laine feat. Paul McCartney56
1982Tug of WarPaul McCartney4.3523
1983Pipes of PeacePaul McCartney421
1986Press to PlayPaul McCartney3.6511
1988Снова в СССРPaul McCartney59
1989Flowers in the DirtPaul McCartney416
1993Off the GroundPaul McCartney413
1994Manuel Barrueco plays Lennon & McCartneyLennon & McCartney; Manuel Barrueco1
1995Danger ZoneDenny Laine with Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney, Steve Holly, Henry McCulloch, Denny Seiwell1
1996Litolff: Scherzo / Tchaikovsky: Marche Slave / Offenbach: Dances from "Gaite Parisienne" / Lennon-McCartney: YesterdayLitolff, Tchaikovsky, Offenbach, Liszt, Lennon/McCartney; Dame Moura Lympany, BBC Concert Orchestra, Arthur Fiedler2
1997Flaming PiePaul McCartney516
1997Standing StonePaul McCartney; London Symphony Orchestra, Lawrence Foster4
1999Run Devil RunPaul McCartney4.3511
1999Working ClassicalPaul McCartney2
2000Liverpool Sound CollagePaul McCartney3
2001Driving RainPaul McCartney55
2005Chaos and Creation in the BackyardPaul McCartney4.517
2006Ecce Cor MeumPaul McCartney2
2007Memory Almost FullPaul McCartney3.6511
2011Ocean’s KingdomPaul McCartney3
2012Kisses on the BottomPaul McCartney410
2012Lovers LightDenny Laine With Paul McCartney41
2013NewPaul McCartney513
2018Egypt StationPaul McCartney3.519
2020McCartney IIIPaul McCartney4.514

Album + Compilation

1987All the Best!Paul McCartney4.659
1993Karaoke Lennon & McCartneyJohn Lennon & Paul McCartney1
1994Beatles Classic HitsJohn Lennon & Paul McCartney1
1995Gold BalladsPaul McCartney1
2001Wingspan: Hits and HistoryPaul McCartney46
2006Best 16Paul McCartney1
2006Best SelectionPaul McCartney1
2007Chronicles of WingsDenny Laine & Paul McCartney1
2007The McCartney YearsPaul McCartney2
2016Pure McCartneyPaul McCartney10
20178LP Exclusive Color Vinyl BundlePaul McCartney1
2018Spotify Singles: Paul McCartney Box SetPaul McCartney1
2022McCartney I II IIIPaul McCartney1
2022The 7″ SinglesPaul McCartney3

Album + Compilation + Interview

2012In His Own WordsPaul McCartney1

Album + Soundtrack

1967The Family Way: Original Soundtrack RecordingPaul McCartney6
1984Give My Regards to Broad StreetPaul McCartney14
1995The Family Way (Updated recordings)Paul McCartney; George Martin Orchestra, Carl Aubut1
1998バッハ on アビイ ロードPaul McCartney , John Lennon1
2014Destiny (Original Soundtrack)Michael Salvatori, C Paul Johnson, Martin O’Donnell & Paul McCartney1

Album + Interview

1980The McCartney InterviewPaul McCartney2
2009In the 80'sPaul McCartney1

Album + Live

1990Tripping the Live FantasticPaul McCartney36
1990Tripping the Live Fantastic: Highlights!Paul McCartney34
1991Liverpool OratorioPaul McCartney3
1991Unplugged: The Official BootlegPaul McCartney6
1993Paul Is LivePaul McCartney37
2002Back in the U.S. Live 2002Paul McCartney44
2003Back in the WorldPaul McCartney5
2003Put It TherePaul McCartney1
2006The Space Within USPaul McCartney1
2009Good Evening New York CityPaul McCartney3
2011The Love We MakePaul McCartney31
2012iTunes Live from Capitol StudiosPaul McCartney1
2014BBC Electric Proms 2007: Paul McCartneyPaul McCartney1
2019Amoeba GigPaul McCartney4

Album + Remix

2021McCartney III ImaginedPaul McCartney7


1971Another Day / Oh Woman, Oh WhyPaul McCartney6
1971The Back Seat of My Car / Heart of the CountryPaul & Linda McCartney1
1971Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey / Too Many PeoplePaul & Linda McCartney2
1975Listen To What The Man Said / Love In SongPaul McCartney1
1979Wonderful ChristmastimePaul McCartney2
1980Coming UpPaul McCartney54
1980WaterfallsPaul McCartney1
1982Take It AwayPaul McCartney2
1982Tug of WarPaul McCartney1
1982Ebony and IvoryPaul McCartney2
1983Say Say SayPaul McCartney & Michael Jackson57
1983Pipes of PeacePaul McCartney1
1983Eat At Home / Smile AwayPaul & Linda McCartney1
1984No More Lonely Nights (ballad) / No More Lonely Nights (playout version)Paul McCartney2
1984We All Stand TogetherPaul McCartney and The Frog Chorus4
1985Spies Like UsPaul McCartney3
1986PressPaul McCartney2
1986Pretty Little HeadPaul McCartney2
1986Only Love RemainsPaul McCartney2
1987Once Upon a Long AgoPaul McCartney5
1989Party PartyPaul McCartney2
1989Figure of EightPaul McCartney2
1989Figure of Eight / Ou est le soleil?Paul McCartney1
1989My Brave FacePaul McCartney2
1989Ou est le soleil?Paul McCartney1
1989This OnePaul McCartney1
1990Put It TherePaul McCartney2
1992Hope of DeliverancePaul McCartney36
1992Hope Of Deliverance - MixesPaul McCartney2
1993Off the GroundPaul McCartney2
1993Biker Like an IconPaul McCartney1
1993C’mon PeoplePaul McCartney2
1997Young BoyPaul McCartney5
1997Beautiful NightPaul McCartney2

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