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Paul McCartney: 40 career highlights on his birthday

On former Beatle Paul McCartney's 70th birthday, here are 40 memorable moments from his musical life.

2. 'Maybe I'm Amazed' ('McCartney,' 1970)

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Is this stirring love song Paul's all-time best? Rolling Stone readers think so. It's hard to disagree, with its heartfelt lyrics about his wife Linda's love pulling him through the Beatle's breakup, the pounding piano's ascending riff, a searing guitar solo, and Paul's soul-shaking vocal. Far and away his best post-Beatles moment.

Baby, I'm amazed at the way you love me all the time,
And maybe I'm afraid of the way I love you.
Maybe I'm amazed at the way you pulled me out of time,
You hung me on the line.
Maybe I'm amazed at the way I really need you.
Baby, I'm a man, maybe I'm a lonely man
Who's in the middle of something
That he doesn't really understand.
Baby, I'm a man,
And maybe you're the only woman who could ever help me.
Baby, won't you help me to understand?
Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh.

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