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“Photograph” – We Are All Ringo Now (CultureSonar)

“Photograph” can be read as a follow up to the sentiments of “The Long and Winding Road.”

“Every time I see your face / It reminds me of the places we used to go,” Starr begins, concluding the first verse with acceptance of a harsh reality: we can’t get back. There will never be a reunion at “the door” about which McCartney previously sang.

“But all I’ve got is a photograph,” repeats Starr throughout the song.

We are all Ringo now. Ram on …

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The Paul McCartney Song We Need Right Now (CultureSonar)

“We live in hope of deliverance from the darkness that surrounds us,” sings McCartney. As we shelter in place facing an uncertain future, “Hope of Deliverance” is perhaps the most applicable McCartney song for this coronavirus moment. Ram on …

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“Old Town Road”’s Pop Outlaws (CultureSonar)

Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road” taps into the myth of the American West with promises of overnight fame and fortune that align with our fascination with hits that seem to appear out of nowhere.

“Old Town Road” is one of them, sitting in the Number One Billboard Hot 100 position for eight weeks and counting. The song’s 20-year-old Atlanta-based rapper is conscious about what he says will “entertain,” as he performs the genre-blurring pop hustle perfected by artists like Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson on their duet “Say Say Say.” Ram on … 

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Macca’s Jacca Revelation: More than a Sexy One Off (CultureSonar)

Ram on for full post on CultureSonar.

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“She Loves You”: The Beatles, Girl Culture, and The Ed Sullivan Show (Antenna)

February 9, 1964: a dark-haired girl gazes into the box perched in her family’s kitchen. Paul McCartney’s face, framed in a close-up on that TV set, shines on the screen. The girl doesn’t take her eyes off of him and his mop-topped cohorts while her younger sisters lean forward and smile, equally mesmerized. Their dad, however, looks down with just a hint of disapproval, as the family watches the Beatles perform on The Ed Sullivan Show… Ram on …