Paul McCartney’s 40 Biggest Hot 100 Hits

Paul McCartney’s 40 Biggest Hot 100 Hits

In honor of Sir Paul McCartney’s 80th birthday (June 18), Billboard looks back at his top 40 biggest songs on the Billboard Hot 100 as a solo artist and with his band Wings.

With nine No. 1s  — outside of The Beatles’ record-holding 20 — McCartney is no stranger to the Hot 100. His first solo appearance on the chart came with the release of the double single “Another Day”/“Oh Woman Oh Why,” which peaked at No. 5 in April 1971. He went on to chart 22 more top 10 smashes, and a total of 46 hits on the list.

McCartney’s biggest Hot 100 hit is Wings’ “Silly Love Songs,” which ruled the weekly chart for five non-consecutive weeks in May, June and July of 1976. His second biggest hit is his chart-topping collaboration with Michael Jackson, “Say Say Say,” which spent six weeks at No. 1 in late 1983 and early 1984.

McCartney — an 18-time Grammy Award winner — has also reigned on the list with further collaborative efforts. “Uncle Albert”/“Admiral Halsey,” his duet with his late wife, Linda McCartney, topped for one week in 1971, while “Ebony and Ivory” with Stevie Wonder spent seven weeks at No. 1 in 1982.

McCartney most recently charted on the Hot 100 with three collaborations with Kanye West, back in 2015, and all of them reached the top 40 on the weekly tally. West’s “Only One,” featuring McCartney, peaked at No. 35; “FourFiveSeconds,” a joint collaboration with West and Rihanna, reached No. 4; and West’s “All Day,” featuring Theophilus London, Allan Kingdom and McCartney, hit No. 15.

Paul McCartney’s 40 Biggest Hot 100 Hits In honor of Sir Paul McCartney’s 80th birthday (June 18), Billboard looks back at his top 40 biggest songs on the Billboard Hot 100 as a solo artist and with his band Wings. With nine No. 1s  — outside of The Beatles’ record-holding 20 — McCartney is no stranger…