Paul McCartney may be at the wise age of 72, but he shows no signs of stopping his music career anytime soon. According to msn.com the former member of the Fab Five is in good health and rescheduled US tour dates that were canceled. Some of the songs he is known for in his solo career include: Maybe I’m Amazed, Queenie Eye, and My Valentine.
According to songfacts.com the song Maybe I’m Amazed was written for Paul’s wife Linda who died from cancer in 1998. The site also mentions that this song was a standout track on Paul McCartney’s first solo album which was released in 1970 and placed number 10 on the US chart. Other bands such The Faces, Petula Clark, Elkie Brooks, Black Oak Arkansas, Jem, Joe Cocker, and Gov’t Mule has covered this song states songfacts.com.
The next song Queenie Eye is from the album New which was released in last year. According to songfacts.com McCartney performed this song at the Grammy Awards in 2014, backed by Ringo Starr on drums. Paul McCartney explains the meaning behind Queenie Eye. It was a game he played on the street as a kid:
“What used to happen is one person would turn away from us and throw a ball over his head which one of us would catch,” he goes on. “And then we would say, ‘Queenie Eye, Queenie Eye, who’s got the ball? I haven’t got it. It isn’t in my pocket. O-U-T spells out.’ And when we said, ‘Out,’ he could turn around … or she could turn around and look at us and try to work out which one of us had caught the ball, which, of course, we all pretended to have behind our backs. Anyway, so that was … I just liked the rhythm.
The song My Valentine was on the album Kisses On The Bottom. It was released in 2011. According to songfacts.com this ballad features some guitar work from Eric Clapton. These two also worked together on the Beatles song “While My Guitar Gently Weeps.” The site also states The “Kisses On The Bottom” title is taken from a lyric on the album’s opening track, a cover of Fats Waller’s 1935 hit “I’m Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter.”
Below is the YouTube video of Maybe I’m Amazed.