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alan347
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PostPosted: 09-16-2012 11:06 AM    Post subject: How many songs has Paul written? Reply with quote

Hello from St. Louis in the USA!

I've wondered for a long time: How prolific is Sir Paul? How many songs has he written? Must be over 1,000!

I know there are 200+ Lennon-McCartney songs. Then add in the ones with Linda, Michael Jackson, Elvis Costello, Stevie Wonder, etc. and all the songs he wrote without a partner.

Fine with me if you want to count the well-known Unreleased songs as well, and don't forget to include the Fireman and Oratorio ones! Has anyone done this research?

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PostPosted: 09-16-2012 02:25 PM    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry but the only answer I can give is a lot!
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PostPosted: 09-16-2012 03:57 PM    Post subject: Reply with quote

Even though this has a glaring typo in it ("band of the '90's"!!) Laughing

the answer is probably close. We talked about this subject on here last year and came up with a figure of about 800.

http://www.ask.com/answers/81709401/how-many-songs-has-paul-mccartney-written
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PostPosted: 09-16-2012 03:58 PM    Post subject: Reply with quote

more than me

ill tell you that Wink
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PostPosted: 09-16-2012 06:48 PM    Post subject: Reply with quote

yes, definitely more than one
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PostPosted: 09-16-2012 06:52 PM    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, this was the thread I started a year or so ago.

http://maccaboard.paulmccartney.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=81076

I was thinking of bumping the thread actually, and seeing if we couldn't get closer to calculating an actual figure. On the Elimination game thread on this forum we have a kind of working list to start from. Has a few mistakes but we could attempt to get correct it and add Beatle tracks etc...

But year probably about 600-900ish!
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PostPosted: 09-16-2012 07:26 PM    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wonder if Paul knows?
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PostPosted: 09-16-2012 07:27 PM    Post subject: Reply with quote

Snorckle wrote:
I wonder if Paul knows?


Paul can't seem to remember he was ever in Wings or wrote anything but Beatles songs! I doubt he's know how many total songs he's written! Laughing
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PostPosted: 09-16-2012 08:45 PM    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nancy R wrote:
Snorckle wrote:
I wonder if Paul knows?


Paul can't seem to remember he was ever in Wings or wrote anything but Beatles songs! I doubt he's know how many total songs he's written! Laughing


I imagine that he'd be confused on this, as you have the "songs that are actually on officially-released albums" answer, and the "all of the songs he actually wrote" answer, which are drastically different. Wink
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PostPosted: 09-17-2012 12:42 AM    Post subject: Reply with quote

I guess he probably knows, but he don't care about, he only wants "some more" as says often... Wink
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PostPosted: 09-17-2012 08:00 AM    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've heard him say in an interview that he doesn't know all his own songs as there's that many!!!
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PostPosted: 09-17-2012 12:41 PM    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wonder if he has little pieces of paper stuffed in drawers with half baked lyrics?
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PostPosted: 09-17-2012 02:28 PM    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bob Dylan has done about 500 odd.

But has Macca done more than Zappa Question Question Question
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PostPosted: 09-17-2012 03:49 PM    Post subject: Reply with quote

Adriana Rojas wrote:
I guess he probably knows, but he don't care about, he only wants "some more" as says often... Wink


he WANTS some more but he won't PLAY some more!
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PostPosted: 09-17-2012 03:50 PM    Post subject: Reply with quote

love2travel wrote:
I wonder if he has little pieces of paper stuffed in drawers with half baked lyrics?


half baked...LOL! no no no no I don't smoke it no mo
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