After leaving one of the most popular bands of all time, Sir Paul McCartney segued smoothly into a solo career, releasing some of the most popular pop rock confections of the 70s. With his soulmate Linda on the keyboards, Paul and his band managed to have 14 number one singles in the U.S. This particular song stayed at number one on the Billboard charts for five weeks and for good reason. It's a blissful ode to love, with no bells and whistles.
"Silly Love Songs" was Paul's rebuttal to critics, as well as John Lennon, that told him he only wrote "silly love songs" and lightweight fare. Released in 1976 on the Wings at the Speed of Sound album, critics had to eat a little crow and admit it this was pure pop perfection. It has a groovy bassline, simple but true lyrics and is as sweet as an ice cream cone on a hot summer day. His pop wonders were a necessary and wonderful addition to the soundtrack of the 70s.
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About the Curator - Sonya Alexander
After graduating from UCLA, Sonya trained to be a talent agent. After realizing she belonged on the creative end, she started freelance writing, covering film festivals for Los Angeles local papers. She's written about film, video games, global affairs, wildlife conservation and, most recently, music. She specializes in classic rock, classic soul, blues, classic country, classical and world music and is tri-coastal, residing in Los Angeles, New York and New Orleans.