Paul McCartney United Kingdom

Aliases: Paul & Linda McCartney, Paul McCartney & Wings, Percy Thrillington.

The best album credited to Paul McCartney is McCartney which is ranked number 1,631 in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of 1,060.

The best album credited to Paul McCartney taking into account any aliases or variations is Band On The Run by Paul McCartney & Wings which is ranked number 272 in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of 6,979.

Paul McCartney is ranked number 108 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 22,098.

Paul McCartney official website: http://www.paulmccartney.com

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Paul McCartney best albums

The following albums by Paul McCartney are ranked highest in the greatest album charts:

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Total albums: 44. Page 1 of 5

This may not be a complete discography for Paul McCartney.This listing only shows those albums by this artist that appear in at least one chart on this site. If an album is 'missing' that you think deserves to be here, you can include it in your own chart from the My Charts page!

Paul McCartney bestography composition

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1930s 0 0%
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1970s 12 0%
1980s 8 0%
1990s 8 0%
2000s 9 0%
2010s 5 0%
2020s 2 0%
Compilation? Albums %
No 40 91%
Yes 4 9%
Live? Albums %
No 37 84%
Yes 7 16%

Paul McCartney best tracks

Include tracks from compilations & live albums | Exclude tracks from compilations & live albums The same track can appear on multiple albums, so excluding tracks from compilations and live albums helps to remove duplicates from this list.

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Rating: 91 (372 votes)Comments: 6
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(from the album Band On The Run)
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Rating: 90 (212 votes)Comments: 2
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(from the album McCartney)
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Rating: 89 (214 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album Ram)
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Rating: 89 (304 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album Band On The Run)
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Rating: 87 (117 votes)Comments: 3
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(from the album McCartney)
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Rating: 87 (205 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Ram)
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Rating: 87 (243 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album Band On The Run)
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Rating: 86 (174 votes)Comments: 3
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(from the album Ram)
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Rating: 86 (72 votes)Comments: 2
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(from the album Tug Of War)
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Rating: 86 (74 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album Red Rose Speedway)
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Rating: 86 (182 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album Ram)
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Rating: 86 (70 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album McCartney II)
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Rating: 86 (65 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album New)
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Rating: 86 (68 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Flaming Pie)
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Rating: 85 (97 votes)Comments: 4
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Rating: 85 (79 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album Pipes Of Peace)
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Rating: 85 (221 votes)Comments: 2
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(from the album Band On The Run)
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Rating: 85 (75 votes)Comments: 0
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Rating: 85 (88 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album McCartney)
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83/100 (from 135 votes)
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This artist is rated in the top 2% of all artists on BestEverAlbums.com. This artist has a Bayesian average rating of 82.9/100, a mean average of 81.8/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 83.5/100. The standard deviation for this artist is 16.6.

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From 12/24/2021 12:54
Aunque lo mejor de él se quedó con los Beatles, maravilloso.
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From 02/12/2021 12:40
A superb songwriter, one of the very best.
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From 03/27/2020 07:07
Undeniable genius in every sense of the word. Madonna once said: "Talent like this only comes along once in a century". This man has the best melodic sense as anyone in the history of recorded music and he never stops. I have been a fan since I was a child (born in 1970) and heard the song "Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey". My mother told me that I would dance, jump and laugh every time I heard the song. I still to this day love it. I don't know if I could name his best songs (including beatles' tunes) because he has so many but I will give it a try.

Best songs:
"Yesterday"
"Let It Be'
"Eleanor Rigby"
"Blackbird"
"Here There and Everywhere"

Best records:
"Hey Jude"
"Let It Be"
"Band on the Run"
"The Long and Winding Road" (movie take)
"Silly Love Songs"


but as soon I write this, I start thinking of others.

I always maintained that Lennon had the knack of wordplay and McCartney had the knack of melodic songcraft. I very much believe that they were equals to each other , but equal to no one else. They were the yen and the yang of pop music. McCartney challenged and was challenged by the likes of Brian Wilson, whereas Lennon would be challenging and challenged by the likes of Bob Dylan.

It's really hard to disect "Lennon/McCartney". My brain has been doing this ever since I first heard "The Beatles" aka "White Album". After listening to that album many, many, many, times, I have concluded that Lennon acknowledged that McCartney won through nothing more than determination, but McCartney didn't know there was competition. He was trying to learn and grow from the best.
As silly as this may sound (drinking vodka) I believe that the movie "Rocky" was based on Paul McCartney, ("He doesn't think it's a damn show; He thinks it's a damn fight"). There is even a picture (refererred to in movie context as "the gun on the wall") of the beatles just behind Sly Stallone when he is sitting on the couch begging Adrian to come sit next to him in his apartment.
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From 06/18/2019 17:45
As Beatle he is a 100/100 but as solo artist for me a 90/100

Decades of making music, some of the best songs of all time, influenced thousands of musicians, never stops making good music , LEGEND
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From 03/21/2019 09:53
Like all the Beatles with no exception, amazingly strong as a solo artist/ band leader. But even more so than the other three given the circumstances: John dead at 40, George pursuing other interests beside music (and now deceased too) and Ringo being more of a musician per se than a creator/ songwriter(good records too though).
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From 09/24/2018 15:40
A huge talent. His contribution to The Beatles has sealed his place in history. His solo output is variable, but there are some fantastic songs that don't quite get the attention they deserve. A British icon.
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From 11/25/2017 05:58
I think I kind of said it well before, like 90% agree with what I said before, but will say as a solo artist (which this page technically is of), I wouldn't put him in my top 10 solo artists.

Having said that, as a bassist and a musician, and singer (dude has one of the best voices in rock, imo... he does that early rock n' roll howl so well, but then has this very british chillness to him as well), he is pretty fantastic. Solo work is good, but not as good as Beatles, and not as good as my favorite solo artists. I think that synergy he had in the Beatles did him well, even if at the end it was a negative one.
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From 09/10/2017 06:49
Most talented Beatle
best solo career
amazing albums
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From 01/20/2016 00:51
while most artists his age have long become stale (what was the last decent album made by the stones?), McCartney still makes great, relevant music.
I agree, along with the late great Bowie and Zappa, a league of his own.
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