"Another Day" was Paul McCartney's first single as a solo artist. He didn't release any singles from his first album (McCartney
), although "Maybe I'm Amazed
" became one of his most popular songs. It was a solid hit, charting around the world. Many elements of the song - like the harmony vocals and storyline lyric - were familiar to Beatles' fans, making it a can't miss. There's even some laughter sound effects in the mix, harkening back to the Sgt. Pepper
Released as a standalone single, the song was left off the Ram
album, but included on its re-release in 2012. "Uncle Albert - Admiral Halsey
" was a huge US hit from the album, but none of the other songs caught on. Critics were rather harsh, with Rolling Stone
calling it "inconsequential" and "irrelevant."
This became a pattern for McCartney, who throughout his solo career released some songs that were wildly popular and others with no ambitions of commercial appeal. His early work was held in higher regard in retrospect when there was some distance between him and The Beatles.