Kanye West & Paul McCartney – Only One
This song has controlled the new year, and with good reason. It’s the work of a musical legend who has single-handedly changed the sound of pop music (and some dude named Paul McCartney is on there, too).
The song was largely overshadowed by the surrounding “nontroversy” with Twitter users possibly not knowing who Macca is. Of course, if the journalists writing the stories had taken a half second to think before posting, they would have realized that many of these tweets were written in jest.
(If they had taken an even longer breath, they might have stumbled upon the idea that the current generation needs to know who Paul McCartney is about as much as they needed to know the bio of Bing Crosby when hearing the Beatles in their heyday. But we think that’s asking too much.)
The controversy is a shame because it masked a seriously great and tender song from Yeezus, who appears to be back on a pop kick like we haven’t seen since the College Trilogy. Leave it to the poppiest Beatle to get Yeezy to stop screaming.