- McCartney, Paul Sings in New York City (ABC News)
Paul McCartney sings. 01-10
- McCartney, Paul (RockHall.com)
"McCartney has been the most prolific ex-Beatle and has also enjoyed the greatest measure of commercial success. Between his work with the Beatles and as a solo artist and leader of Wings, McCartney has written or cowritten more than 50 Top Ten singles. With and without Wings, McCartney has been extremely prolific, averaging an album a year since the appearance of McCartney. Moreover, he's been eclectic as well, not only recording pop and rock but also dabbling in various classical forms and ambient dance music. In the post-Beatles era McCartney has cracked the Top Forty 35 times. When combined with the Beatles' 49 Top Forty U.S. singles, it is a matter of statistical fact that Paul McCartney is the most successful pop-music composer ever and the second greatest hitmaker, behind Elvis Presley. Without question he is one of the most important musicians of the 20th century." "Having been the primary melodist within the Beatles, it is not surprising that McCartney's knack for an ear-catching pop tune remained very much in evidence." 9-03
- McCartney, Sir Paul (Wikipedia.org)
"Recognised as a top musical icon of the twentieth century, McCartney is listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the most successful composer in popular music history. He has a record twenty-nine US number one singles, twenty of them from the Beatles, the rest taken from Wings and his output as a solo artist. Combining his work with and without The Beatles, McCartney has written or co-written over 50 top ten hits, more than any other songwriter. McCartney has been an influential bassist as well as an accomplished singer, guitarist, pianist, and drummer."
"McCartney and John Lennon were the main songwriters in The Beatles, and many of McCartney’s compositions of this period, including 'Hey Jude', 'Eleanor Rigby,' 'Yesterday' and 'Let It Be', are frequently ranked among the best songs in popular music history." 12-05