7. Paul McCartney

Throughout the month of February, 102.9 WMGK will count down the 20 greatest classic rock singers decided by our listener vote. 

We’ll dedicate daily blocks to one singer who’s made the list every weekday throughout the month.

MGK will celebrate Paul McCartney on Monday, Feb. 20.

When McCartney and John Lennon met as teenagers in 1957, music changed forever. The Beatles rose to fame as a driving force behind the British Invasion of Rock & Roll and became one of the most influential bands of all time.

Paul’s talent as a singer was at it best with “Hey Jude” in 1968. The melody changed towards the end into a new sound in one of the most iconic rock songs in history. The release of “Let It Be” in 1970 also told the emotional story of his upbringing.

After the Beatles broke up in 1970, he formed Wings with his wife Linda and former Moody Blues star Denny Laine. He also put together one of the highest-selling solo careers in music history, most memorably with “Maybe I’m Amazed” in between his stints with the Beatles and Wings.

Paul’s career has earned him the #7 spot on the list in 2023.


MGK’s Top 20 Classic Rock Singers

20. Brad Delp

19. Steven Tyler

18. Bruce Springsteen

17. Don Henley

16. Jon Anderson

15. Mick Jagger

14. Phil Collins

13. Stevie Nicks

12. Billy Joel

11. Chris Cornell

10. Elton John

9. Ann Wilson

8. Paul Rodgers

7. Paul McCartney

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