Song: Ram On
Artist: Paul McCartney
Everything hangs on the pristine ring of a ukulele. Ram On is from Paul McCartney’s second solo album, 1971’s Ram. With the exception of a couple of guest musicians, everything on the album is credited to Paul and Linda McCartney. Simple, beautifully soulful and direct, this little song reflects Paul’s ear for melody and his magician’s ability to continually come up with creative hooks. In the wake of the Beatles’ break-up and the acrimonious relations between himself and former songwriting partner John Lennon during this era, the child-like optimism of this track is quite something.