“Vanilla Sky” from Music From Vanilla Sky (2001)
Rock loving filmmaker and former Rolling Stone writer Cameron Crowe hit the musical mother lode when Macca agreed to pen the title song to his Almost Famous followup. Sadly, the film was not as well received as the prior one. But hey, it had a killer soundtrack! This spacey folk-gem was the crown jewel, of course.
“Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” (featuring U2) Live at Live 8 (2005)
Obviously this isn’t a new composition, but it certainly was a thrill to watch U2 back the Beatle as he opened the international Live 8 festivals. The performance was released as a charity single on iTunes later that day, breaking records for the fastest selling online song of all time.