Originally Posted by oceantracks
Why doesn't Paul write the equivalent of "Yesterday" more often (or at all)? What happened to Jim Webb? To Paul Simon? etc...
I do think you have to take into account our (the audience's) perspective.
I do think there are plenty of recent songs by McCartney that are as good as songs he wrote when he was young, and had he written them then, as a Beatle especially, they would be considered great Beatle classics.