Paul McCartney is a legendary song writer. This isn't even arguable, the sheer volume and quality of his work speaks for itself (a few misses aside – The Doggone Girl is mine). Furthermore, if you're only as good as the company you keep, Paul was doing alright.
Within The Beatles, each member came to represent a sort of song writer archetype, and Paul would become the sentimental and melodramatic portion of their songbook. Nevertheless, one his most successful songs (musically successful – not commercial/financial success) breaks this mold, and I think I've come to realize why this is.
Why Don't We Do It In the Road from the White Album is an immensely stripped down piano driven Pop tune that only deals in dominant seventh chords, a bare bones back beat drum pattern, and the uncomplicated question – Why don't we do it in the road?
There is no preaching here, only Pop, and it might be my favorite song that he has ever written. Simple is good, and so is doing it in the road.
Turn it on. Turn it up. Dance.
The Beatles: Why Don't We Do It In the Road