History YMMV / PaulMcCartney

8th Aug '17 11:36:45 PM Piterpicher
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* LoveItOrHateIt: Depending on who you ask, "Wonderful Christmastime" is either a fun singalong that captures the warmth of the holiday season, or the leading cause behind December suicides.
8th Apr '17 10:25:07 PM TalonsofIceandFire
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* EpilepticTrees: There’s a common conspiracy theory saying he actually died in the ‘60s, an event alluded to in some of Music/TheBeatles’ works and album covers, and a doppelgänger took his place. This makes very little sense when you consider that the doppelgänger needs to do a perfect Liverpool accent and play the guitar like he did. And he was left-handed.

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* EpilepticTrees: There’s a common conspiracy theory saying he actually died in the ‘60s, ‘60s and a doppelgänger took his place, an event believed to be alluded to in some of Music/TheBeatles’ works and album covers, and a doppelgänger took his place.covers. This makes very little sense when you consider that the doppelgänger needs to do a perfect Liverpool accent and play the guitar like he did. And he was left-handed.
8th Jan '17 10:02:14 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* TheStoryteller: His lyrics (especially compared to other Beatles') are notable for often telling stories rather than pondering about abstract subjects. He's also a master storyteller during interviews. His age and career certainly help.
2nd Apr '16 4:56:06 PM Ezclee4050
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* WereStillRelevantDammit: The disco-infused "Goodnight Tonight" got panned on these grounds in 1979.

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* WereStillRelevantDammit: The He got accused of this when he released the disco-infused "Goodnight Tonight" got panned on these grounds in 1979.
2nd Apr '16 4:54:11 PM Ezclee4050
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* AmericansHateTingle: "Mull of Kintyre" was one of [=McCartney=]'s biggest solo hits, a smash all over the world, except for the U.S.A., where it was ignored. His US label, figuring that your average American would have no idea what the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mull_of_Kintyre Mull of Kintyre]] was and thus wouldn't care about the song, promoted the single's B-side ("Girls' School") instead.

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* AmericansHateTingle: "Mull of Kintyre" was one of [=McCartney=]'s biggest solo hits, a smash all over the world, except for the U.S.A., where it was ignored.ignored [[note]]other than a tiny bit of airplay on Adult Contemporary stations[[/note]]. His US label, figuring that your average American would have no idea what the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mull_of_Kintyre Mull of Kintyre]] was and thus wouldn't care about the song, promoted the single's B-side ("Girls' School") instead.
1st Apr '16 2:43:01 PM Ezclee4050
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* WereStillRelevantDammit: The disco-infused "Goodnight Tonight" got panned on these grounds in 1979.
11th Jan '16 10:16:48 PM youngbond007
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** His 1982 duet with Music/MichaelJackson, "The Girl is Mine". Particularly [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rHp0s2wKajw&t=2m39s when he enters bass territory]].

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** His 1982 duet with Music/MichaelJackson, "The Girl is Mine". Particularly [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rHp0s2wKajw&t=2m39s when he enters bass territory]]. His other duet with Jackson, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibX2AGv10VY "Say Say Say"]], was absolutely awesome as well.
24th Oct '15 11:43:20 AM MarkLungo
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* TheScrappy: Paul seemed to be this among the four Beatles critically, [[CriticalDissonance yet his albums kept selling]]. Partly a case of ItsPopularNowItSucks. Also a case of TrueArtIsAngsty, as Paul was unapologetically writing SillyLoveSongs while Music/JohnLennon and Music/GeorgeHarrison were dealing with (allegedly) weightier subjects. As time goes by, this trope is wearing off and not only is [=McCartney=]'s contribution being revalued upwards -- he was the most cosmopolitan Beatle, and the one who first investigated avant-garde art and music -- his solo work is being revalued too.

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* TheScrappy: Paul seemed to be this among the four Beatles critically, [[CriticalDissonance yet his albums kept selling]]. Partly a case of ItsPopularNowItSucks. Also a case of TrueArtIsAngsty, as Paul was unapologetically writing SillyLoveSongs while Music/JohnLennon and Music/GeorgeHarrison were dealing with (allegedly) weightier subjects. As time goes by, this trope is wearing off and not only is [=McCartney=]'s contribution being revalued upwards -- he was the most cosmopolitan Beatle, and the one who first investigated avant-garde art and music -- his solo work is being revalued reevaluated too.
24th Oct '15 11:21:08 AM nombretomado
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* TheScrappy: Paul seemed to be this among the four Beatles critically, [[CriticalDissonance yet his albums kept selling]]. Partly a case of ItsPopularNowItSucks. Also a case of TrueArtIsAngsty, as Paul was unapologetically writing SillyLoveSongs while JohnLennon and GeorgeHarrison were dealing with (allegedly) weightier subjects. As time goes by, this trope is wearing off and not only is [=McCartney=]'s contribution being revalued upwards -- he was the most cosmopolitan Beatle, and the one who first investigated avant-garde art and music -- his solo work is being revalued too.

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* TheScrappy: Paul seemed to be this among the four Beatles critically, [[CriticalDissonance yet his albums kept selling]]. Partly a case of ItsPopularNowItSucks. Also a case of TrueArtIsAngsty, as Paul was unapologetically writing SillyLoveSongs while JohnLennon Music/JohnLennon and GeorgeHarrison Music/GeorgeHarrison were dealing with (allegedly) weightier subjects. As time goes by, this trope is wearing off and not only is [=McCartney=]'s contribution being revalued upwards -- he was the most cosmopolitan Beatle, and the one who first investigated avant-garde art and music -- his solo work is being revalued too.
11th Aug '15 4:55:43 AM SunriseWarrior
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* VocalEvolution: Paul's singing voice has gotten raspier, lower and deeper over the years, particularly after the mid-[[TheEighties 1980s]].
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