Paul McCartney – “Silly Love Songs” Live
Love Doesn’t Come In A Minute!
“Silly Love Songs” was written by Paul and Linda McCartney. It was released in 1976 as a single from Wings’ fifth studio album “Wings at the Speed of Sound.” This was penned as a response to all those accusing Paul of writing only love songs. It also featured some disco overtones.
“The song was, in a way, to answer people who just accuse me of being soppy. The nice payoff now is that a lot of the people I meet who are at the age where they’ve just got a couple of kids and have grown up a bit, settling down, they’ll say to me, “I thought you were really soppy for years, but I get it now! I see what you were doing!”
By the way, “Silly Love Songs” also had a good bassline and worked well live.”
—Paul McCartney, Billboard
After its release in the US, the song topped the Billboard Hot 100 for five non-consecutive weeks. As a songwriter, this was Paul’s 27th number one. Now that’s quite an achievement! It has received positive reviews from critics and has also appeared in several compilation albums. During the pilot episode of the TV sitcom “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” one character sang the first verse.
John Bergstrom of PopMatters called the song “an exemplary piece of mid-‘70s pop production and a pure pleasure.”
Paul has indeed written the most unforgettable songs in music history!