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Wings Silly Love Songs

Wings Silly Love Songs

Disco Pop

The song was written by Paul McCartney and Linda McCartney. And they’re right. What’s wrong with filling the world with silly love songs? The song was released on Wings’s 1976 album Wings at the Speed of Sound as well as a single backed with “Cook of the House.” Some critics felt that the song was pleasant with some disco overtones but lacked substance. However, that’s the point of the song. The public understood. It went to #1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary chart, in Canada, and in Ireland. It went to #1 in the U.K.,  #8 in New Zealand, #9 in Norway, #11 in The Netherlands, #14 in Germany, and #20 in Australia.

Wings was formed by Paul and Linda McCartney in 1971, and they were active until 1981. On “Silly Love Songs” were Paul (lead vocals, bass), Linda (backing vocals, keyboards), Jimmy McCulloch (lead guitar), Denny Laine (backing vocals, rhythm guitar), and Joe English (drums). Other instrumentation was provided by Tony Dorsey (trombone), Thaddeus Richard (sax), Steve Howard (trumpet), and Howie Casey (sax).

Here are the lyrics to “Silly Love Songs” by Wings:

You’d think that people would have had enough of silly love songs
I look around me and I see it isn’t so
Some people want to fill the world with silly love songs
And what’s wrong with that?
I’d like to know
‘Cause here I go again
I love you, I love you
I love you, I love you

I can’t explain the feeling’s plain to me; can’t you see?
Ah, she gave me more, she gave it all to me now can’t you see?
What’s wrong with that?
I need to know
‘Cause here I go again
I love you, I love you

Love doesn’t come in a minute
Sometimes it doesn’t come at all
I only know that when I’m in it
It isn’t silly, love isn’t silly, love isn’t silly at all

How can I tell you about my loved one?
How can I tell you about my loved one?
“I love you” [over Paul’s] “How can I tell you about my loved one?”
“I love you” [over Paul’s] “How can I tell you about my loved one?”

I love you
I love you
“I can’t explain the feeling’s plain to me, say can’t you see?”
“I love you”
“Ah, he gave me all, he gave it all to me to me, say can’t you see?”
“I love you”
“I can’t explain the feeling’s plain to me, say can’t you see?”
“How can I tell you about my loved one?”
“Ah, he gave me all, he gave it all to me to me say can’t you see?”
“How can I tell you about my loved one?”
“I can’t explain the feeling’s plain to me, say can’t you see?”
“How can I tell you about my loved one?”
“Ah, he gave me all, he gave it all to me to me say can’t you see?”
“How can I tell you about my loved one?”

You’d think that people would have had enough of silly love songs
I look around me and I see it isn’t so, oh no
Some people want to fill the world with silly love songs
What’s wrong with that?

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