Apple Music Rock has just uploaded the 28-track solo collection, Paul McCartney Essentials. The new playlists features all nine of McCartney's Number One hits along with a slew of Top 10 singles, holiday favorites, and key album tracks, along with no less than three cuts from McCartney's chart-topping Egypt Station sessions — "Fuh You," "I Don't Know," and the non-album single release "Get Enough."

Among the deeper Wings-era fan favorites are "Venus And Mars/Rock Show," "Let Me Roll It," "Nineteen Hundred And Eighty Five" — and Wings' first Top 10 hit, "Hi, Hi, Hi" — a tune that after decades has once again become a live "Macca" staple.

During a recent chat with GQ.com, Paul McCartney passed "Hi, Hi, Hi" off as a snapshot of an earlier, far more funkier time in his life: ["Y'know, a lot of people were getting high. So, to me it's just like a fantasy song, sort of saying, 'Hey girl, c'mon, let's get high!' And now, I must admit, it can get a little bit embarrassing 'cause I've got grandkids, and here's me going, ' Yeah! Is everybody getting high?!' So, when we do it live, I kind of go, 'Let's get high — on life!!!' (Laughs) A little bit of a disclaimer there, y'know? But at the time, it was just about the times and 'multicolor band' and it's very much a period piece — but it goes down well."] SOUNDCUE (:33 OC: . . .goes down well)

The tracklist to Apple Music Rocks' Paul McCartney Essentials is:

"Get Enough"
"Band On The Run"
"Fuh You"
"Live And Let Die"
"Maybe I'm Amazed"
"Silly Love Songs"
"Jet"
"I Don't Know"
"Another Day"
"Say Say Say"
"My Love"
"Listen To What The Man Said"
"Let 'Em In"
"Ebony And Ivory""
"Helen Wheels"
"My Brave Face"
"Uncle Albert / Admiral Halsey"
"Mull Of Kintyre"
"New"
"Junior's Farm"
"Coming Up (Live In Glasgow)"
"Nineteen Hundred And Eighty Five"
"Venus And Mars / Rock Show (Single Edit)"
"Let Me Roll It"
"With A Little Luck"
"Hi, Hi, Hi"
"Wonderful Christmastime"
"Here Today"

IN OTHER McCARTNEY NEWS

12-year-old animal rights activist Genesis Butler has enlisted Paul McCartney's help for her massive "Million Dollar Vegan" campaign. Butler is hoping to convince people to curb — if not eliminate — their meat and dairy intake for environmental purposes. The campaign is offering Pope Francis $1 million dollars to go to a charity of his choice — providing he goes vegan for Lent.

Paul McCartney shed light on the importance of vegetarianism and animal rights to him: ["I don't see why they shouldn't have the chance that we have, and the freedom that we have, and the chance to live a good life, so that's why I think it's important to protect the animals."] SOUNDCUE (:10 OC: . . . protect the animals)

During a Skype session with Genesis Butler, McCartney agreed to help her cause: ["(Genesis Butler): Will you sign my letter asking Pope Francis to go vegan for Lent? (Paul McCartney): Yes I will."] SOUNDCUE (:04 OC: . . . yes I will)

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