McCartney mixes 'New' with familiar in vigorous United Center show

The song McCartney has played most in concert: “Let It Be,” Wednesday’s performance of which was McCartney’s 498th since he launched his post-Wings career, according to the website Setlist.fm. Runners-up are “Hey Jude” (491) and “Band on the Run” (481), though if you added the Wings performances of “Band on the Run,” it might rise to the top.

Number of songs Wednesday on which he played…

Bass: 12

Piano: 12

Acoustic guitar: 11½*

Electric guitar: 3

Ukulele: ½*  

*He started “Something” on ukulele and finished it on acoustic guitar. He also started "The End" on piano but spent the bulk of it trading solos on electric guitar so no fractions awarded there.

Time he appeared on stage: 8:20 p.m.

Time he sounded the final note: 11:06 p.m.

The set list:

1. “Eight Days a Week”

2. “Save Us”

3. “All My Loving”

4. “Listen to What the Man Said”

5. “Let Me Roll It”

6. “Paperback Writer”

7. “My Valentine”

8. “Nineteen Hundred and Eighty Five”

9. “The Long and Winding Road”

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