There’s a lot of fun to be had putting together ranking lists as I have done before with The Beatles and Cream, so I thought I’d do the same again but with Wings. Wings are a band that some people make fun of these days but I personally love them, with McCartney continuing his excellent songwriting he started with The Beatles. The two bands can’t be compared for obvious reasons, but I love Wings and their seven albums, so here is my ranking from least favourite to favourite.
Released as a double A-side single with C Moon on the 1st December 1972, Hi, Hi, Hi saw Paul McCartney & Wings take a rockier musical direction compared to their previous album Wild Life. McCartney’s vocals are one of many things that stand out on this track so hearing them in isolated form is incredible, which you can do right now. Take a listen:
Released in December 1973, Band On The Run was in many ways the breakthrough album that Paul McCartney needed after the breakup of the Beatles three years earlier. In that time he would release three albums (McCartney, RAM, Wild Life & Red Rose Speedway) but none of them would gain as much critical acclaim as Band On The Run. The title track is one of the albums many highlights and the following is the isolated vocal track from the song.