1. Paul McCartney's Top 40 Biggest Billboard Hot 100 Hits

Paul McCartney's Top 40 Biggest Billboard Hot 100 Hits

Paul McCartney's Top 40 Biggest Billboard Hot 100 Hits

In honor of Sir Paul McCartney’s birthday (June 18), Billboard looks back at his top 40 biggest songs on the Billboard Hot 100 as a solo artist and with his band Wings.

With nine No. 1s  -- outside of The Beatles’ record-holding 20 -- McCartney is no stranger to the Hot 100. His first solo appearance on the chart came with the release of the double single “Another Day”/“Oh Woman Oh Why,” which eventually peaked at No. 5 in April 1971. He went on to chart 22 more top 10 smashes, and a total of 46 hits on the list.

McCartney’s biggest Hot 100 hit (see our exclusive recap, below) is Wings’ “Silly Love Songs,” which ruled the weekly chart for five nonconsecutive weeks in May, June and July of 1976. His No. 2 biggest hit is his chart-topping collaboration with Michael Jackson, “Say Say Say,” which spent six weeks at No. 1 in late 1983 and early 1984.

McCartney -- an 18-time Grammy Award winner -- has also reigned on the list with further collaborative efforts. “Uncle Albert”/“Admiral Halsey,” his duet with his late wife, Linda McCartney, topped for one week in 1971; while “Ebony and Ivory” with Stevie Wonder spent seven weeks at No. 1 in 1982.

McCartney most recently charted on the Hot 100 with three collaborations with Kanye West, back in 2015, and all of them reached the top 40 on the weekly tally. West’s “Only One,” featuring McCartney, peaked at No. 35; “FourFiveSeconds,” a joint collaboration with West and Rihanna, reached No. 4; and West’s “All Day,” featuring Theophilus London, Allan Kingdom and McCartney, hit No. 15.

Paul McCartney’s Top 40 Biggest Billboard Hot 100 HitsRank, Title, Act, Peak Position, Peak Date

1. “Silly Love Songs,” Wings, No. 1 (5 weeks), May 22, 19762. “Say Say Say,” Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson, No. 1 (6 weeks), Dec. 10, 19833. “Ebony and Ivory,” Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder, No. 1 (7 weeks), May 15, 19824. “My Love,” Paul McCartney & Wings, No. 1 (4 weeks), June 2, 19735. “Coming Up (Live at Glasgow),” Paul McCartney & Wings, No. 1 (3 weeks), June 28, 19806. “Band on the Run,” Paul McCartney & Wings, No. 1 (1 week), June 8, 19747. “The Girl is Mine,” Michael Jackson & Paul McCartney, No. 2, Jan. 8, 19838. “Listen to What the Man Said,” Wings, No. 1 (1 week), July 19, 19759. “With a Little Luck,” Wings, No. 1 (2 weeks), May 20, 197810. “Live and Let Die,” Wings, No. 2, Aug. 11, 197311. “Let 'Em In,” Wings, No. 3, Aug. 14, 197612. “Junior's Farm/Sally G,” Paul McCartney & Wings, No. 3, Jan. 11, 197513. “Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey,” Paul & Linda McCartney, No. 1 (1 week), Sept. 4, 197114. “Goodnight Tonight,” Wings, No. 5, May 19, 197915. “No More Lonely Nights,” Paul McCartney, No. 6, Dec. 8, 198416. “Spies Like Us,” Paul McCartney, No. 7, Feb. 8, 198617. “Another Day/Oh Woman Oh Why,” Paul McCartney, No. 5, April 17, 197118. “Jet,” Paul McCartney & Wings, No. 7, March 30, 197419. “Take it Away,” Paul McCartney, No. 10, Aug. 21, 198220. “FourFiveSeconds,” Rihanna & Kanye West & Paul McCartney, No. 4, Feb. 28, 201521. “Helen Wheels,” Paul McCartney & Wings, No. 10, Jan. 12, 197422. “Hi, Hi, Hi,” Wings, No. 10, Feb. 3, 197323. “Maybe I'm Amazed,” Wings, No. 10, April 2, 197724. “Venus and Mars Rock Show,” Wings, No. 12, Dec. 13, 197525. “Press,” Paul McCartney, No. 21, Sept. 13, 198626. “So Bad,” Paul McCartney, No. 23, Feb. 11, 198427. “My Brave Face,” Paul McCartney, No. 25, July 8, 198928. “Getting Closer,” Wings, No. 20, July 28, 197929. “Give Ireland Back to the Irish,” Wings, No. 21, April 8, 197230. “I've Had Enough,” Wings, No. 25, Aug. 5, 197831. “Girls’ School,” Wings, No. 33, Jan. 14, 197832. “Arrow Through Me,” Wings, No. 29, Oct. 13, 197933. “Mary Had a Little Lamb/Little Woman Love,” Wings, No. 28, July 22, 197234. “Letting Go,” Wings, No. 39, Oct. 25, 197535. “London Town,” Wings, No. 39, Oct. 14, 197836. “All Day,” Kanye West Featuring Theophilus London, Allan Kingdom & Paul McCartney, No. 15, March 21, 201537. “Tug of War,” Paul McCartney, No. 53, Oct. 23, 198238. “Only One,” Kanye West Featuring Paul McCartney, No. 35, Jan. 17, 201539. “The World Tonight (From “Fathers’ Day”),” Paul McCartney, No. 64, May 24, 199740. “Stranglehold,” Paul McCartney, No. 81, Nov. 29, 1986

Paul McCartney's Biggest Billboard Hot 100 hits chart is based on actual performance on the weekly Billboard Hot 100, through the June 24, 2017, ranking. Songs are ranked based on an inverse point system, with weeks at No. 1 earning the greatest value and weeks at No. 100 earning the least. Due to changes in chart methodology over the years, eras are weighted to account for different chart turnover rates over various periods.