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Under The Radar: Paul McCartney: So Bad (1984)

Updated: Sep 28, 2020



So Bad is a track from the 1983 album Pipes Of Peace. The track peaked at #23 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1984.


At first listen the track seems like a straightforward love song. However, So bad stands out for its soulful vibe and incredible falsetto performance from McCartney.


Even though the track was a hit on the charts it has not been included on any of McCartney’ s Greatest Hits compilations or retrospectives. Which is too bad the track showcases another underrated talent in the McCartney arsenal - the flexibility of his voice.


So Bad is a hidden gem and deserves a lot more appreciation.



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