Paul McCartney has just uploaded a new 10-song Spotify playlist on his official PaulMcCartney.com site. Every month McCartney posts a new tracklisting with a specific theme — with March spotlighting some of “Macca's” favorite cover songs he's tackled over the decades.
The playlist's announcement reads:
Paul’s regular “Sticking Out Of My Back Pocket” Spotify playlist has been all shook up, with March’s edition featuring songs Paul has covered over the years. It’s a well-known fact that Paul is one of the most covered artists of all time (with several thousand known covers of “Yesterday” alone), but which songs has he borrowed from other artists throughout his career?
From an Elvis classic to a Sam Cooke favourite, discover the tracks that Paul has reimagined in his own unique way. Check out the playlist below!
A while back, Paul McCartney pointed out that with Liverpool being a seaport city, kids were fed a steady stream of popular music they never would've heard had they had been stuck out in the sticks: “Y'know, it's that thing where kids know about something and the grown-ups don't know about. And that gives it a totally magic air. And you were getting friends who had, like, blues records, and stuff, in Liverpool being a seaport, a lot. I think you'd get a lot of imports, and C&W, and blues — there was a lot of that knocking around. Chuck Berry and Ray Charles 'What I'd Say,' and stuff like that.”
As most McCartney fans are well aware of, Paul McCartney — who owns the publishing on multitude of pre-1950's songs — a standards collection was always on his back burner. He told us about the times in recent years that kept his Kisses On The Bottom album from becoming a reality” “So, years later, I still had this dream to do these songs, but every time I came to make this album, someone else would make one. Like I thought, 'Right! Now's the time!' Then Robbie Williams came out with one — I thought, I can't do it now, because it's gonna look like I'm jumping on his bandwagon. And then that dust settled down, so I thought now's the time and Rod Stewart come out with one — can't do it now.”
Paul McCartney's “Covers” Spotify playlist for March 2021:
“I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter” – Kisses On The Bottom (2012)
“All Shook Up” – Run Devil Run (1999)
“Bring It On Home To Me” – Choba B CCCP (1988)
“We Three (My Echo, My Shadow And Me)” – Kisses On The Bottom (2012)
“Matchbox” – Live At Amoeba (2007)
“Love Is Strange” – Wild Life (1971)
“Twenty Flight Rock” – Choba B CCCP (1988)
“Brown Eyed Handsome Man” – Run Devil Run (1999)
“Lawdy Miss Clawdy”– Choba B CCCP (1988)
“Party” – Run Devil Run (1999)