PAUL'S "PERFECT" POP

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PAUL'S "PERFECT" POP

Postby Mattal1958 » Sun Dec 15, 2013 2:24 pm

Ok, granted, I titled this more to grab attention than anything else (although it IS the title of a playlist I put together yesterday).

The rules for this are--NO Beatles songs. Just Paul solo (with a few liberties taken by myself, like a couple from the McGear album, with brother Mike on vocals) stuff (which, yes, brothers and sisters, includes WINGS and FIREMAN, and anything Paul co-wrote, sang, and played on).

The idea: the unique, completely Paul-type of pop. Virtually no labels, but unmistakeably HIM. I've tried NOT to include rockers (because that basic formula, although he and the other Beatles mastererd it, was the basis for the formation of their music all those years ago). I've tried NOT to include ballads, which is tricky, but what I mean by that is, no folky type songs (ala "Blackbird," or "Put It There"), no piano masterpieces ("Wanderlust," "Maybe I'm Amazed"), no homages to the Fred Astaire era ("Baby's Request," "You Gave Me The Answer").

With that in mind, here is my list (which is subject to shrinkage or expansion, depending on how I feel tomorrow...or next week!).

They are also NOT in any particular order (other than, obviously, alphabetical):

ANOTHER DAY
BALLROOM DANCING
BROOMSTICK
COMFORT OF LOVE
DANCE TONIGHT
DAYTIME NIGHTTIME SUFFERING
DEAR BOY
EVER PRESENT PAST
GETTING CLOSER
GIRLFRIEND
I CAN BET
JET
LEAVE IT (McGear)
LISTEN TO WHAT THE MAN SAID
LITTLE WOMAN LOVE
LIVE AND LET DIE
LOOKING AT HER
A LOVE FOR YOU
MARY HAD A LITTLE LAMB
MR. BELLAMY
MY BRAVE FACE
NEW
NO MORE LONELY NIGHTS
NO WORDS (with a nod to Denny Laine)
ONCE UPON A LONG AGO
ONE MORE KISS
PIPES OF PEACE
THE POUND IS SINKING
PRESS
RAINBOW LADY (McGear)
SIMPLE AS THAT
SIMPLY LOVE YOU (McGear)
SING THE CHANGES
SO BAD
SWEET SWEET MEMORIES
TAKE IT AWAY
THIS ONE
TOMORROW
TURNED OUT
UNCLE ALBERT/ADMIRAL HALSEY
VINTAGE CLOTHES
WATERSPOUT
WITH A LITTLE LUCK
THE WORLD TONIGHT
YVONNE (thanks, Eric Stewart)
and because tis the season...
WONDERFUL XMASTIME

Any suggestions (even nasty ones are welcome! But, remember, it's Xmas time!)? Any additions, or subtractions, or discussions, arguments, or...what the hell is he talking about here?
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Re: PAUL'S "PERFECT" POP

Postby efghijiloveyou » Sun Dec 15, 2013 9:34 pm

Uh...fun idea Mattal, old pal, but I think you've already named most of 'em! That being said, I'll give it a poke and say "Eat At Home" is a perfect piece of Paul pop. You didn't mention that one did you?
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Re: PAUL'S "PERFECT" POP

Postby oobujoobu1971 » Mon Dec 16, 2013 4:43 am

Hmm, interesting idea.

I'll give it some more thought tonight and do a full list when I've time.

For now, I personally would definitely add Fine Line and Queenie Eye.
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Re: PAUL'S "PERFECT" POP

Postby Mattal1958 » Mon Dec 16, 2013 7:28 am

I'd put "Eat At Home" more in the Elvis-country rock category, but again, this stuff is all subjective.

"Fine Line" would qualify, yes. Just not wild about the song, but, I think it fits the "definition."

Was thinking long and hard about "Queenie Eye," so, yeah, that might be one I missed. Definitely. What was I thinking!?!?

Also, forgot "Promise To You Girl," from CHAOS.
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Re: PAUL'S "PERFECT" POP

Postby garrystanton » Mon Dec 16, 2013 2:18 pm

Guys- how about Get on the right thing from RRS?
So I stood with a knot in my stomach,
And I gazed at that terrible sight
Of two youngsters concealed in a barrel,
Sucking monkberry moon delight.
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Re: PAUL'S "PERFECT" POP

Postby oobujoobu1971 » Mon Dec 16, 2013 3:57 pm

This is my chronological list-

Every Night
C Moon
Get On The Right Thing
Live And Let Die
Helen Wheels
Jet
Listen To What The Man Said
Silly Love Songs
With A Little Luck
Wonderful Christmastime
Coming Up
Take It Away
Ballroom Dancing
Say Say Say
Spies Like Us
Press
Move Over Busker
Once Upon A Long Ago
My Brave Face
Figure Of Eight
This One
Off The Ground
Hope Of Deliverance
The World Tonight
Young Boy
Heather (If you can see past the subject matter, this is classic Paul pop)
Fine Line
Dance Tonight
Ever Present Past
Only Mama Knows
Sing The Changes
Alligator
Queenie Eye
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Re: PAUL'S "PERFECT" POP

Postby Mattal1958 » Mon Dec 16, 2013 6:38 pm

another one I forgot, "Flying To My Home."

There are no doubt many more...I just can't think of 'em all right now.

Garry, yeah, I could see "Get On The Right Thing" on that list.

Oobu, a couple of yours-- and again, it's all subjective-- I'd put in more standard categories, like straight rock ("Helen Wheels," "Only Mama Knows"). HW is one of my all time favorite Paul rockers, btw.

"Heather," yes...beautiful melody...definitely fits the PAUL'S PERFECT POP concept! Was actually considering listing it when I was going over the CD's and came across DRIVING RAIN...good one!
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Postby chris » Mon Dec 16, 2013 9:46 pm

nice list, matts. yours as well, oobs. funny thing...pop. (usually) short, simple, melodic, hummable, and can't-get-it-from-my-head awesome. always been something paul has done exceptionably well...maybe starting with all my loving. but...since that doesn't fall under the OP's guidelines...I, not unlike the dude, will abide.

my brave face
this one
mistress and maid
the lovers that never were
young boy
souvenir
bip bop
magic
feet in the clouds
why so blue
light from your lighthouse
promise to you girl

just off the top...this guy has millions of these.

nice thread.
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Re: PAUL'S "PERFECT" POP

Postby Mattal1958 » Tue Dec 17, 2013 7:33 am

Chris, the only thing I would say about "Light From Your Lighthouse" is, Paul ripped that song off. It's an old blues/gospel song, and he pretty much does it like the original.

Otherwise, interesting list. I agree with "Young Boy," forgot about that one, too! Even "Souvenir."
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Postby chris » Tue Dec 17, 2013 11:15 pm

yeah, matt...I know that. but the song does fall under my definition of what a pop song is...short, simple, melodic, hummable, and easily stuck in your head. just because paul "borrowed" it doesn't make it any less poppy. to my ears anyway.
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