Today marks the 78th birthday for one of the most prolific musicians and songwriters of the 20th century, Sir Paul McCartney. Born on June 18th, 1942 in Liverpool, England, McCartney has been a huge presence in Western pop music over that past half-century, undoubtedly helping to shape the sound of contemporary music as fans know it today.

His musical influence has not gone unnoticed. In 2019, Queen Elizabeth II elevated the knighted Beatles rank to Companion of Honour for his services to music, joining British musicians like Vera LynnEvelyn Glennie, and Janet Baker.

The iconic musician is still going strong after 78 years on earth and shows little sign of slowing down. To celebrate his latest trip around the sun, revisit the below list of songs that McCartney has written over the years. Hope you enjoy, and a very happy birthday to Sir Paul McCartney!

“All My Loving” (1963)

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“Yesterday” (1965)

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“Eleanor Rigby” (1966)

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“Helter Skelter” (1968)

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“Maybe I’m Amazed” (1970)

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“Live and Let Die” (1973)

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“Say Say Say” with Michael Jackson (1983)

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“Dance Tonight” ft. Natalie Portman (2007)


“My Valentine” (2012)

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