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26th Oct 2023

Woman sparks debate for complaining that Paul McCartney played his own music at gig

Callum Boyle

Sir Paul McCartney

Musician plays his own music at a gig. Shock.

A woman has caused debate after complaining the Paul McCartney played too much of his own music at his recent gig.

In a video on TikTok, the woman said she had been at McCartney’s recent show in Melbourne on October 21 and walked away feeling let down by the performance.

“This guy’s like 85, I don’t know how he’s still standing but good on him,” she said about the former Beatles star who of course, is 81.

She then continued by complaining that there weren’t enough Beatles songs.

“Great show, except he played about 848 songs that no one’s ever heard of and then about five Beatles songs that everyone was literally there for,” she added.

“And the funny part was he got on stage and said ‘we know what songs you guys want to hear, every time we play a Beatles song the whole room lights up, everyone gets their phones out, everyone’s singing along, it’s electric, it’s amazing’.

“He goes, ‘And then when we play our new stuff the room turns into a black hole.’ The room giggled and he goes, ‘But we’re gonna play our new stuff anyway’.

“[He then] proceeded to play stuff no one’s ever heard of for an hour and a half straight with not one Beatles song in sight.”

As per Setlist FM, 23 of the 39 songs he played were Beatles songs which included the likes of ‘Can’t Buy Me Love’, ‘Blackbird’, ‘Let It Be’, ‘Hey Jude’ and ‘Helter Skelter’.

Continuing her damning assessment of the gig, the woman then said she wanted McCartney to “throw us a f**king bone” and accused him of “making it all about you”.

Her comments unsurprisingly drew mixed reviews, with one person saying: “It’s not a Beatles concert, it’s a Paul McCartney concert,” while another said: “For a man who has written some of the best pop songs in history, Paul McCartney seems like he doesn’t want to play any of them? What a disappointment!”

Others pointed out that the 81-year-old “has a back catalogue going back more than 60 years” and called it “one of the best Glastonbury performances I’ve ever seen”.

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