Silly Love Songs (5:54)

Cover of 1976-05-22: Wings Over Boston: Boston Garden, Boston, MA, USA

From 1976-05-22: Wings Over Boston: Boston Garden, Boston, MA, USA and 3 other releases

In addition to a comment about “silly love songs” by John Lennon, McCartney had often been teased by music critics for writing lightweight songs, and he wrote this number in response. “Silly Love Songs” was McCartney’s first foray into the then-popular disco sound, with his bass guitar taking a lead role against a steady disco-style drumbeat. As such, it was the forerunner for other 1960s-era British musicians trying their hand at disco; examples that followed included The Rolling Stones’ “Miss You” and Rod Stewart’s “Da Ya Think I’m Sexy?”.

The song was included on the album, Wings at the Speed of Sound, and released as a single, which reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 and number two on the UK Singles Chart. It was not only one of the Wings’ best-selling singles, but became one of the best-selling singles of the 1970s.

The song lists at #31 on Billboard’s Greatest Songs of all time.

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  • sidney_adv

    Simplesmente, Paul!

    2 Jun 3:06pm Reply
  • Elyssyan

    Have Always loved this song.♥

    27 Sep 2013 Reply
  • Andr3a89

    what's the remix that is playing before Macca's concert?

    27 Jun 2013 Reply
  • KConn3711

    classic

    10 Jun 2013 Reply
  • shelley-me

    love it :)

    27 May 2013 Reply
  • 2ndPrimadonna

    what's wrong with that?

    9 Apr 2013 Reply
  • xtwntraphq

    Linda did a great job with this one.

    7 Dec 2012 Reply
  • zabbit82

    As far as I'm concerned, that horn melody that starts 2:40 into the song is the greatest melody ever written. Ever.

    15 Oct 2012 Reply
  • alexia_N

    I love this song.

    20 Jul 2012 Reply
  • allicat-

    Ahhhhh the bassline. So lovely.

    10 Nov 2011 Reply
  • theXmodernXage

    22 Apr 2011 Reply
  • KidSweden

    LOVE THIS and silly love songs!!!! :) thanks Sir Paul

    6 Mar 2011 Reply
  • kristenbrutus

    No, seriously. Fuck Glee.

    11 Feb 2011 Reply
  • reagan0

    The world is a better place for your silly love songs. Thank you, Paul.

    6 Dec 2010 Reply
  • Deiz85

    FAVORITE of ALL TIME! love those silly love songs.

    9 Nov 2010 Reply
  • JEDainese_8

    What´s wrong with that ??? I need to know ! Cause here I go again ... I love youuuuuuuu ...

    3 Jun 2010 Reply
  • DeepInMySoul

    I love my share (maybe more than my share!) of "challenging" or "underground" or (God forbid) "hip" music, but let's just be honest here-- this song is wonderful. In the concert film of this era of Paul McCartney & Wings, "Rockshow," a man who appeared to be elderly was openly and happily singing this song. I love it for that reason alone. :-)

    24 May 2010 Reply
  • Retro_Saiyan

    I love this song but I don't see how it's "classic rock". It's more disco-pop if anything.

    7 Apr 2010 Reply
  • lolcatt

    this is my anthem! before my friend and i had even heard of this song, she described all the songs i had been (am) writing as "silly and sappy love songs". !!!! <3

    10 Mar 2010 Reply
  • larzipanmars

    This song is adorable

    18 Jan 2010 Reply
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