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Paul McCartney’s favourite Frank Sinatra song

Paul McCartney’s favourite Frank Sinatra song

Paul McCartney’s favourite Frank Sinatra song
March 25
11:46 2022

If you’ve ever wondered whether or not Paul McCartney has listened to Frank Sinatra, you can take our word that he has. In 2004, the bassist admitted to Uncut that his favourite song of Sinatra’s ‘A Lovely Way To Spend An Evening’. It formed a selection of compositions the bassist pencilled as his “favourites”, a list that included Donovan, Fred Astaire and, strangely enough, George Harrison.

McCartney had rarely been known to praise Harrison’s writing during the guitarist’s lifetime, but the song- which features as part of his list – ‘Marwa Blues’ formed part of Brainwashed, Harrison’s swansong, and best-received album in a long time. Interestingly, the song is instrumental, which might show that McCartney favoured Harrison’s melodies over his lyrics, but the song remained one of Harrison’s most impressive works as a musician and a man.

Astaire’s ‘Cheek to Cheek’ is also interesting, because it explains McCartney’s fascination with whimsy, and the 1930s, particularly ballads ‘Honey Pie’ and ‘You Gave Me The Answer’. Indeed, McCartney namechecked Astaire during a live performance of ‘You Gave Me The Answer’, feeling that the tune was in keeping with his repertoire as a person and an artist.

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Martin Nethercutt

Martin Nethercutt

Martin A Nethercutt is a writer, singer, producer and loves music. Creative Director at McCartney Studios Editor-in-Chief at McCartney Times Creator-in-Chief at Geist Musik President (title) at McCartney Multimedia, Inc. Went to Albert-Schweitzer-Schule Kassel Lives in Playa del Rey From Kassel, Germany Married to Ruth McCartney

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