Silly Love Songs (1976)

Time for another round of Throwback Thursday!

This is where we get to listen to some great music from days gone by. 

Today’s music comes to us from 1976.  

Wikipedia tells us this about today’s tune:

"Silly Love Songs" is a song written by Paul McCartney and Linda McCartney and performed by Wings. The song appears on the 1976 album Wings at the Speed of Sound. It was also released as a single in 1976, backed with "Cook of the House". The song, written in response to John Lennon and music critics accusing McCartney of predominantly writing "silly love songs" and "sentimental slush", also features disco overtones.

The song was McCartney's 27th number one as a songwriter; the all-time record for the most number one hits achieved by a songwriter. With this song, McCartney became the first person to have a year-end No. 1 song as a member of two distinct acts. McCartney previously hit No. 1 in the year-end Billboard chart as a member of the Beatles with "I Want to Hold Your Hand" in 1964 and "Hey Jude" in 1968.

"Silly Love Songs" has since appeared on multiple McCartney greatest hits compilations, including Wings Greatest and All the Best!. The song has also appeared on the "Hits" section of the compilation album Wingspan: Hits and History. Despite its popularity, McCartney has not performed the song live since the dissolution of Wings.

See you again soon! Share with me your thoughts about this theme.  If you have a favorite oldies song or artist, let me know and I’d be happy to feature them.

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  1. Mary,

    I've always liked this song because what's not to like about a Silly Love Song? I remember the summer of '76 well. I was mending a broken heart and this song although has an upbeat tempo always made me a little sad. Boys are stupid but I'm glad for the broken heart because it lead me to the right guy in the end. :)


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