Pat St. John’s Favorite Five Songs to Hear in Concert by Paul McCartney

You’ll be hearing Pat St. John over the airwaves on CBS-FM before [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Paul McCartney[/lastfm] takes the stage for his second show at Yankee Stadium on Saturday night. Pat is known as a bit of a rock ‘n’ roll historian around here, so we asked him to offer up his Top 5 songs he’s like to hear Sir Paul perform in concert.

paul mccartney stjohn Pat St. Johns Favorite Five Songs to Hear in Concert by Paul McCartney

“The first rock concert I ever saw was The Beatles live at Olympia Stadium in Detroit on September 6th, 1964. Looks like my latest concert will be Saturday night seeing one of the same fellas… that’s quite a span!”

– Pat St. John

NEXT PAGE “I’m Down”

[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]The Beatles[/lastfm] “I’m Down”

“I’m Down” (B-side of “Help!” single) contains some of the greatest screams in all of rock’n’roll (he has numbers two and three by the way with his screams in “Hey Jude” and “Helter Skelter”).

NEXT PAGE “Beautiful Night”

[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Paul McCartney[/lastfm] “Beautiful Night”

“From the album Flaming Pie, “Beautiful Night” is an epic song that to me is perhaps his most Beatles-like song. The instrumental “build” in this song is stupendous. An overlooked tune for sure, but it’s pure McCartney at his best.”

NEXT PAGE “You Know My Name (Look Up the Number)”

[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]The Beatles[/lastfm] “You Know My Name (Look Up the Number)”

“I’d love for him to play this one, just because it’d be such a challenge. He once said it was his favorite Beatles song (in my Top 5 for sure). Not impossible to do actually, but to my knowledge he’s never done it.”

NEXT PAGE “Tomorrow”

[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Paul McCartney & Wings[/lastfm] “Tomorrow”

“From the Wings Wildlife album. It’s just always been one of my favorite Paul “solo” numbers.”

NEXT PAGE Anything from the Beach Boys’ “Pet Sounds”

Anything from ‘Pet Sounds’

“Paul has said he’s “often listened to Pet Sounds and cried.” Can you imagine Paul doing “That’s Not Me,” “God Only Knows,” or even “Sloop John B?” Now (to quote another McCartney tune) ‘That Would Be Something!'”

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Hope you enjoyed Pat St. John‘s Favorite Five Paul McCartney songs to hear in concert. Let’s keep our fingers crossed that Paul tries to surprise with a track from Pet Sounds… that definitely would be something!

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