Paul McCartney Shares His Favorite Beatles Song
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In the wake of McCartney’s recent release and the success of McCartney III, the former Beatles bassist reveals his favorite song from the band and the rationale behind it.
He said: “I always say, ‘You Know My Name (Look Up the Number),’ which is a zany, zany little B-side that nobody knows, but we had such fun making it,” he said. “It’s like a little comedy record. And I just remember the joy of making it. … But there’s a lot of songs that I love of the Beatles. I think ‘Strawberry Fields’ is a great song; I think ‘Hey Jude’ worked out great. I’ve got a lot of favorite songs. ‘Blackbird’ I love. ‘Eleanor Rigby’ I love.”
When it came to the Beatles song he’s listened to the most, McCartney said: “I would say probably ‘Let It Be’ … It’s the most ubiquitous. It sort of got everywhere. Ubiquitous from the Latin, ubi quo, meaning everywhere.”
McCartney recorded his new album as a sequel to the eponymous series of records released in the 1970s and 1980s in an attempt to restart his personal creative aspirations. Talking about the most recent installment, he said: “I was living lockdown life on my farm with my family and I would go to my studio every day. So i had to do a little bit of work on some film music and that turned into the opening track. Then when it was done, I thought, What will I do next? I had some stuff I’d worked on over the years. But sometimes time would run out and it would be left half-finished. So I started thinking about what I had,” he continued.