Paul McCartney refused to listen to this song by Wings because “It’s not going anywhere”



During and after his stint with Wings, Paul McCartney and his songs faced much criticism from music critics. In an interview, Paul agreed with this assessment. He revealed that he couldn’t even listen to one of Wings’ songs because it wasn’t going “anywhere”. Paul later revealed why he kept writing songs even though he knew some of his songs were mediocre.

Linda McCartney and Paul McCartney of Wings | Michael Putland / Getty Images

Paul McCartney felt some of his post-Beatles songs were “unfinished”

Ballads have been an important part of Wings’ discography. Many of Wings’ most famous songs such as “My Love”, “London Town” and the hit live version of “Maybe I’m Amazed” were ballads. Also, some of the band’s other great songs like “Silly Love Songs” and “Uncle Albert” weren’t exactly hard rock. During an interview with Rolling Stone, Paul agreed with the critical sentiments that his post-Beatles songs were “too sweet.”

“Yes, I’m sure it’s true,” he said. “You can’t do it right all the time. If there was a fault with my stuff, I think some of it was unfinished. Thinking about it now, I’m like, ‘You haven’t finished this damn thing.’ So… yeah, maybe I was a little soft, and part of it was maybe a little unfinished.

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Paul McCartney really hated the Wings song “Bip Bop”

Paul said he couldn’t even listen to a Wings song Wildlife. “And sometimes a reviewer will say, ‘This is really ugly’ – and I’m going to tend to agree with him: ‘He’s right, that’s not very good, that one,'” said Paul. “I know there are quite a few songs on my albums that I just don’t like now. Like ‘Beep Bop’, off Wildlife – oh, my God, I can’t listen to him; it’s not going anywhere. But sometimes a good one comes, and sometimes there’s a little wave on the little pond, and it’s worth it.

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How the world reacted to Wings’ album “Wild Life”

“Bip Bop” was never released as a single, so it was not included in the Billboard Hot 100. Wildlife was a much bigger success. Wildlife reached No.10 on the Billboard 200, remaining on the chart for 19 weeks. The Beatles have released some of the most popular albums of all time, and Wildlife proved that Paul could maintain some of that commercial momentum with his new band.

The Official Charts Company reports that “Bip Bop” has also not been registered in the UK. On the other hand, Wildlife peaked at No.11 in the UK, remaining on the chart for nine weeks. Despite this first success, Wildlife did not have a massive impact on pop culture in the years since its release. Paul wasn’t a fan of “Bip Bop”, but that didn’t stop him from continuing to write new songs.

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