Paul McCartney, The King of Ballad

Paul McCartney

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band is the strongest evidence of Paul McCartney's genius mind. After the Beatles breake up, McCartney keep his productivity by creating songs and formed some bands, such as Wings and The Fireman. He is also doing solo career and collaborations with many musicians, singers, and work with his long lasting partner, producer George Martin. Throughout his career, McCartney has produced hundreds of songs with concerts in many countries.

Aside from his talent in playing bass with unique bass tone (his most famous instrument is Hofner 500/1 violin), he is also known for his expertise in creating ballad. And sing his songs with belting power, versatility and wide tenor vocal range, which spanning over four octaves.

The Beatles
Some of pop ballads which he created when he was in the Beatles are Yesterday, And I Love Her, We Can Work It Out, Here There and Everywhere, Hey Jude, The Long and Winding Road, Eleanor Rigby, Let It Be, and The Fool on The Hill. Besides pop, he also created rock and roll ballads, such as The Night Before, Lady Madonna, Paperback Writer, Can't Buy Me Love, Get Back, Hello Goodbye, and a heavy metal metal song, Helter Skelter.


McCartney's songs in the Beatles can not be separated from George Harrison's guitar sound. Harrison's groovy and progressive rhythm raise the appeal and quality in McCartney's songs.

Wings
McCartney created rock, scottish, waltz, folk, disco and funk songs that gain commercial success, such as Band On The Run, Nineteen Hundred and Eighty-Five, Silly Love Songs, Live and Let Die (soundtrack of James Bond film), and Mull of Kintyre, that became the best selling single in UK history, Christmas number one in 1977, and was the first single to sell over two million copies nationwide.


Formed in 1971 by McCartney and his wife Linda, Denny Seiwell (drum), and Denny Laine (guitar). Wings were noted for its frequent personnel changes, going through three lead guitarists and four drummers.

The Fireman
With Youth (Martin Glover), McCartney record electronic music with various genres, such as rock, ambient techno and psychedelic rock. Some of the songs by The Fireman are Strawberries Oceans Ships Forest, Fluid, Lifelong Passion (Sail Away), and Sing The Changes.


Solo and Collaboration
In the 80's, many of McCartney's songs became hit, such as Tug of War, Pipes of Peace, Ebony and Ivory (feat Stevie Wonder), and Say Say Say (feat Michael Jackson). Also three sentimental pop, Once Upon a Long Ago and So Bad (feat Ringo Starr, Eric Stewart and Linda McCartney), and No More Lonely Nights.


In the 21st century, he keep creating songs such as Gratitude, Dance Tonight, Early Days, Queenie Eye, Too Much Rain, Appreciate, My Valentine, FourFiveSeconds (feat Rihanna and Kanye West), and Hope For The Future, a song for the record-breaking video game 'Destiny' and has been exclusively available within the game itself.