The British press has forever had one big grudge against Paul McCartney: We All Stand Together, with Paul McCartney and the Frog Chorus. Time after time, that's a song that is brought forward as an example of how bad a songwriter McCartney was in the eighties. We fans are sick and tired of the British cocaine-snorting journalists dragging this one song down in the mud, because they're out of examples. Here's a quote from today's The Times: "It’s possible that the most successful songwriter in pop history is on the verge of finally being forgiven for the Frog Chorus."
Let me tell you a couple of facts about the song.
- It's a children's song, i.e. it was specifically made for kids.
- The home video of Rupert and the Frog song was the #1 top-selling video in the UK the year it was released.
- We fans love it!
- Did we tell you it was a children's song? And a highly successfull one, at that?
- Versatility in an artist is not a drawback, but a plus.
And people who grew up with the song and it's video has great affection for it. Just take a look at this link.
Now let's just be grateful that the British press still haven't heard the bootleg soundtrack to the aborted full length feature of Rupert The Bear that Paul always wanted to make.