As you wander through Paul's immense catalog, the question arises as to which of his songs was barely noticed or simply under-appreciated at the time of release, but now just sort of captures a vibe that still rings true. Some songs seem to gain strength with time, such as, oh, "Live and Let Die," which wasn't quite the huge hit at the time that everyone seems to remember. "Maybe I'm Amazed" barely cracked the Top Ten as a single, but everybody then seemed to realize it was an awesome track despite that. It's difficult to say that those songs were ever really underrated, though.
Others make a splash at the time but now nobody wants to hear them. Let's put "Ebony and Ivory" in that category. Also "Say Say Say." And "Let 'Em In."
We're talking songs that belong in his current playlist, alongside "Band on the Run." Near-classics, or at least memorable tunes that deserved more fanfare at the time.
Here are some candidates for most underrated McCartney compositions, in no particular order:
1. Letting Go
2. Roll It
3. Monkberry Moon Delight
4. Wild Life (live only, the album version does suck)
5. Nineteen Hundred and Eighty Five
7. Ever Present Past (I love this song)
8. Ballroom Dancing
9. Drive My Car
My top candidate: