Today in Music: 5/22/19

TODAY IN MUSIC: “Silly Love Songs” by Wings reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 on May 22, 1976. Written by Paul McCartney and Linda McCartney, the song was Paul’s response to critics accusing him of writing soppy, lightweight love songs. “Silly Love Songs” was McCartney’s 27th number one as a songwriter, making him the all-time record holder (he still owns the title with a current total of 32). The song was well received and spent a total of 5 non-consecutive weeks at the top of the chart, ending 1976 as Billboard’s top pop song of the year. With “Silly Love Songs”, MCartney also became the first person to have a year-end number one single as a member of two separate acts. He earned two year-end number ones with the Beatles: “I Want to Hold Your Hand” (1964) and “Hey Jude” (1968). “Silly Love Songs” was the lead single from Wings’ 5th studio album, Wings at the Speed of Sound. #wings #paulmccartney #sillylovesongs #lindamccartney #paulmccartneyandwings #billboardmagazine #numberonesongs #hot100 #lovesongs #songwriters #thebeatles #beatles #iwanttoholdyourhand #heyjude #tonyatlarge #eclectimaniacradioshow #todayinmusic #musichistory
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