'One World': Sir Paul McCartney serenades with stripped-down version of 'Lady Madonna', fans say 'my heart is pounding'
Sir Paul McCartney's performance of 'Lady Madonna' was dedicated to his mother Mary, a nurse, and it touched everyone's hearts!
"Sir Paul McCartney dedicates “Lady Madonna” to his mom, Mary, a nurse and thanks all the healthcare workers," tweeted one viewer, adding "Definitley, my heart is pounding." Another stated, "@PaulMcCartney Thank You, this is a beautiful tribute to our healthcare and essential service workers around the globe #GlobalCitizen"
'One World' has only just begun and it has already treated us to a stream of legendary artists, and viewers couldn't contain their excitement. "PAUL F*CKING MCCARTNEY IS IN THA HOUSEEEEE #OneWorldTogetherAtHome #GlobalCitizen #TogetherAtHome," said one fan, and another stated, "Lady Gaga, then Stevie Wonder, now Paul McCartney, I'm not gonna move for a while. #TogetherAtHome"
Others enjoyed some of the images being flashed on screen. One viewer tweeted, "Love these photos as we watch tonight’s #GlobalCitizen concert!" while also retweeting an image of "Young Harrison, Lennon, McCartney" from author Michael Beschloss.
Some other viewers noticed something interesting about McCartney's performance -- his ceilings. "didn't figure #PaulMcCartney would have popcorn ceilings," tweeted one bemused fan.
Others joked about the veteran artist's video skills, stating "#PaulMcCartney def took that video on his phone by himself. Didn’t even switch to landscape mode #OldUncleStyles #TogetherAtHome #GlobalCitizen"
Some hoped McCartney would sing for the soundtrack to their own life, tweeting "I really want Paul McCartney to compose and sing the theme song of my life. Wake up every morning sitcom style"
Many were huge fans of the performance. One fan stated, "Glad to know Paul McCartney can still make me cry. #OneWorldTogetherAtHome," to which another responded "fr. glad he was the one who took my concert virginity."
Some viewers, however, weren't too impressed.
"Can Paul McCartney not afford a microphone? #GlobalCitizen," asked one who clearly was not a fan of the sound quality in this performance, while others took issues with the singer's vocal skills, stating "#GlobalCitizen Sir Paul not sounding so good with Lady Madonna."
The singer did sound a little out of breath during his speech prior to his performance, but for the most part, people were simply moved by his singing.
For some, however, McCartney has given them something else to think about. One fan tweeted, "paul mccartney actually saying "covid 19" suddenly made this so much more real wtf" to which another responded, "i can't believe he's witnessing it with us too"