BILLBOARD #1 HITS: #397: “SILLY LOVE SONGS”- WINGS – MAY 22, 1976

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Billboard #1 Hits: #397: “Silly Love Songs”- Wings. May 22, 1976. #1 for 5 weeks in Billboard Hot 100.

  • Single:”Silly Love Songs”- Wings
  • Record Company- Capitol
  • Genre: Pop
  • Written by Paul and Linda McCartney
  • Time: 5:54
  • B-side:”Cook Of The House”
  • Album- Wings At The Speed Of Sound
  • Grade: A
  • Peaked at #1 5 weeks in Billboard Hot 100. #2 in UK Singles Chart, #1 in Canada and Ireland.

“Silly Love Songs” was #1 for one week- May 22, 1976- fell out of the top spot for “Love Hangover”-Diana Ross for two weeks and then came back to reclaim the #1 spot for 4 more weeks. “Silly Love Songs” was written in response to criticism from John Lennon and some music critics that he was writing silly love songs and sentimental slush. “Silly Love Songs” would be the top Billboard Hit Single for 1976- he became the first artist to #1 year ending singles with two different groups. It was also his 27th #1 as a songwriter- another record.

3 responses to “BILLBOARD #1 HITS: #397: “SILLY LOVE SONGS”- WINGS – MAY 22, 1976

  1. Funnily enough, I heard this song earlier today and really listened to it – it’s so familiar it tends to become just background noise to me. It’s quite a good song … Linda’s voice on the backing vocals is nice. Better than most critics would lead us to believe, not as good as the sales would’ve indicated though.

  2. This is Paul at his best as far as bass playing. He doesn’t get that credit enough because of his songwriting. The stops and go’s and keeping it melodic at the same time.

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