From Beatles to Wings: Paul McCartney’s biggest hits

Paul McCartney performs during the One on One Tour at Citizens Bank Park, on Tuesday, July 12, 2016, in Philadelphia. (Photo by Michael Zorn/Invision/AP)
Introduction Paul McCartney rocks Verizon Center with a pair of concerts on Tuesday and Wednesday! From the Beatles to Wings, Sir Paul has been burning up the charts for six decades. But when you crunch the airplay numbers, what are his biggest Billboard hits? By our count, he’s charted 106 singles on the Billboard Hot 100. You might be surprised where certain songs rank, which songs never charted and which songs top the list. Here’s a hint: No. 1 is a duet. Listen to audio highlights below, then click through the gallery for the countdown.
NOTE: Ranked by Billboard Hot 100 peak. Tiebreakers based on total weeks on the chart.
(Michael Zorn/Invision/AP/Michael Zorn)
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Paul McCartney performs during the One on One Tour at Citizens Bank Park, on Tuesday, July 12, 2016, in Philadelphia. (Photo by Michael Zorn/Invision/AP)
June 15, 2024 | (Jason Fraley)
Jason Fraley

Hailed by The Washington Post for “his savantlike ability to name every Best Picture winner in history," Jason Fraley began at WTOP as Morning Drive Writer in 2008, film critic in 2011 and Entertainment Editor in 2014, providing daily arts coverage on-air and online.

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