A beautiful early home demo of Silly Love Songs by Paul McCartney along with wife Linda.
“I hadn’t heard [this] demo since I actually made it, and it’s nice therefore to hear it, just a blast from the past. But also to hear how much of it I had formed - which is basically the whole song really…but to hear the blocked out chords of me singing it, and then Linda coming in…that’s really great to hear that - it’s very raw, but it completely has the spirit of the song.” - Paul McCartney 
On this day in music history: May 22, 1976 - “Silly Love Songs” by Wings hits #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for 5 weeks (non-consecutive), also topping the Adult Contemporary chart for 1 week on May 29, 1976. Written and produced by Paul McCartney, it is the fifth solo chart topper for the former Beatle. McCartney writes the song in response to critics who often chide him, feeling that his solo work is “lightweight” in comparison to his Beatles era material. Released on April 1, 1976, it is issued as the first single from Wings’ fifth studio album “Wings At The Speed Of Sound”, becoming an instant smash. Entering the Hot 100 at #58 on April 10, 1976, it leaps to the top of the singles chart just six weeks later. After one week on top, it is temporarily bumped from the top spot by Diana Ross’ “Love Hangover” for two weeks on May 29, 1976. The single then rebounds and returns to the top for four more weeks on June 12, 1976. McCartney re-records “Silly Love Songs” in a dramatically revamped version for the film “Give My Regards To Broad Street” in 1984, that features Brothers Johnson bassist Louis Johnson on bass. “Silly Love Songs” is certified Gold in the US by the RIAA.
When Paul McCartney was introducing the song “Silly Love Songs” live for the first time he should have introduced it by saying “This song goes out to all of the haters out there. Espically those haters who write lines like “imagine no possessions” while living in a deluxe New York City townhouse.”
and he would say “you can’t be in love with me because you don’t know me”
and I would say “have you never fallen in love with someone you didn’t know??”
and he would have to admit that he has, because that’s what happens to us all isn’t it. usually, you fall in love first, and then you get to know the person. then you stay in love or fall out of it.
now of course i don’t know him really. but i know enough about him to stay in love. i would love to get the chance to get to know him better. you know, his moody side, his awkwardness, his irritating intense way of doing things, and all that. enough to fall out of love. give it another try for just a bit more time. a couple more months. just to be sure, to give me the chance to make sure that i have seen each and every freckle and explored all the kindness and goodness of his heart and how he can’t cook and leaves his shoes everywhere and how his curls twist around my finger and shine in the sunlight.