Top 30 Songs
The pop/rock singer and keyboardist Paul Carrack was born April 22, 1951 in Sheffield, England. Fronted the band Ace, offered guest vocals for Squeeze, and worked with Mike + the Mechanics. Also worked as a solo singer. For a complete list of this act’s DMDB honors, check out the DMDB Music Maker Encyclopedia entry.
Top 30 Songs
Dave’s Music Database lists are determined by song’s appearances on best-of lists, appearances on compilations and live albums by the featured act, and songs’ chart success, sales, radio airplay, streaming, and awards. This list includes songs by Ace, Squeeze, and Mike + the Mechanics which featured Carrack on lead vocals. Unless otherwise noted, songs are by Paul Carrack as a solo artist.
Songs which hit #1 on the following charts are noted: Billboard Hot 100 (US), Cashbox (CB), Billboard adult contemporary chart (AC), Billboard album rock track chart (AR), Canadian pop chart (CN), and Australian pop chart (AU).
DMDB Top 5%:
1. The Living Years (Mike + the Mechanics, 1988) #1 US, CB, AC, CN, AU
DMDB Top 10%:
4. Silent Running (Mike + the Mechanics, 1985) #1 AR
DMDB Top 20%:
6. I Need You (1982)
Beyond the DMDB Top 20%:
11. When You Walk in the Room (1987)
21. Lesson in Love (1982)
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First posted 12/23/2019; updated 6/5/2022.
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