Apparently, being one of only two living Beatles is not guarantee enough to debut at number one on the album charts because Reuters is reporting today that Paul McCartney’s latest album, “New,” entered the British charts at only number three on Sunday.
This is the famed pop star’s 16th solo album, and it was beaten to the top spot by “Tribute” from English singer John Newman, which topped all albums at number one, and grunge veterans Pearl Jam, whose album “Lightning Bolt” came in at a respectable number two.
The fact that McCartney, who is 71 years-old, is still making albums and competing in the pop music market, however, is not an accomplishment to be taken lightly. He worked with four different producers in an effort to recapture some of the melodic pop elements of the Beatles, in addition to incorporating more modern styles, such as electronica and hip hop.
It may be true that all you need is love, but sometimes you also require just a little luck, too.