Paul McCartney – Waterfalls (1980)

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“Waterfalls” is a Paul McCartney ballad from his first solo album after Wings, McCartney II. The song has a stripped-down sound, with McCartney only playing a Fender Rhodes electric piano and a synthesizer and singing. It was released as a single with “Check My Machine” as its B-Side and reached chart position #9 in the UK. In the US, however, it was his first single ever to miss the Billboard Hot 100 chart, only reaching number 106 despite being the follow-up to the number one hit “Coming Up”. When questioned on singles he wished were more successful, McCartney stated, “There’s quite a few, actually…’Waterfalls’, I think is nice.” He also commented that TLC’s single “Waterfalls” carries elements of his song.

[via Steen Albrechtslund in Hong Kong]

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