Zoo Gang (song)

“Zoo Gang” is a song composed by Paul and Linda McCartney and performed by Paul McCartney & Wings.

It was recorded on 25 April 1973[1] and was released on 28 June 1974 as the B-side of the “Band on the Run” single in the United Kingdom. “Zoo Gang” was the theme song to the short-lived television programme The Zoo Gang. In 1993, “Zoo Gang” was included as a bonus track on the re-issue of the album Venus and Mars on compact disc as part of The Paul McCartney Collection.[2] It was the song’s first appearance on an album. It was later released on all editions of the 2010 re-release of Band on the Run.

Your Loving Flame

“Your Loving Flame” is a love song by Paul McCartney, written for his future fiancée Heather Mills.[1] It appeared on his 2001 album Driving Rain and was also said to have been the albums’s lead single.[citation needed] It was released as a jukebox single in 2002, backed with “Lonely Road”.

A live version appeared on the albums Back in the U.S. (2002) and Back in the World (2003), as well as the accompanying DVD. The song was also performed live at the Nobel Peace Prize awards in 2001.

The music video for “Your Loving Flame” did not appear on McCartney’s 2007 DVD The McCartney Years.

The World Tonight (song)

“The World Tonight” is a song by Paul McCartney and is the second track on his 1997 album Flaming Pie. The first, and only, single from Flaming Pie that was released in the US, on 17 April 1997,[1] and in July as the second single from that album in the UK, peaking at #23 in the UK Singles Chart (see 1997 in British music).[2]

In the United States, the song was released as the first and only single from the album in May 1997, peaking at number 64 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number 23 on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart.[3]

Wonderful Christmastime

“Wonderful Christmastime” is a 1979 Christmas song by Paul McCartney. It enjoys significant Christmas time popularity around the world.[1] The song was later added as a bonus track on the 1993 CD reissue of Wings’ Back to the Egg album.[2]

The track was subsequently added as a bonus track to the 2011 reissue of the McCartney II album, with both full and edited versions included. The track was also mixed in 5.1 surround sound for inclusion on the 2007 DVD release The McCartney Years.

Tug of War (Paul McCartney song)

“Tug of War” is the title track from Paul McCartney’s 1982 album Tug of War.

Rolling Stone described the song as McCartney’s equivalent to John Lennon’s “Imagine”.[1] To others, however, “Pipes of Peace” is. The song has a clear division between the verses featuring sad lyrics about the struggle to survive, the necessity of conflict (pushing and pulling) and the hopeful refrain, in which McCartney looks for a future where these struggles are no longer necessary.[2] The lyrics are seen[who?] as describing his complex relationship with Lennon, who was killed two years prior.

The single reached number 53 in the UK and number 53 in the US.[3][4]

The album version starts with the sounds of people grunting as part of a real tug of war- a popular sporting event since ancient times, before Paul goes into the song, and then at the end of the song, it fades into “Take It Away”. The single version omits these factors.

Too Much Rain

“Too Much Rain” is a song by Paul McCartney and is the seventh track on his 2005 album Chaos and Creation in the Backyard. The song was recorded at George Martin’s Air Studios in central London with producer Nigel Godrich. It was inspired by the theme to the 1936 film Modern Times, written by Charlie Chaplin and commonly known as “Smile” (lyrics were added to Smile in 1954 by John Turner and Geoffrey Parsons).[1]

The lyrics of “Too Much Rain” concern hope in the face of adversity (“Laugh when your eyes are burning/Smile when your heart is filled with pain…”). In addition to “Smile,” McCartney has said the song was also inspired by his then-wife, Heather Mills McCartney, who had “a lot of tough times in her life.”[1]

Too Many People

“Too Many People” is a song by Paul McCartney from his and his wife Linda McCartney’s 1971 album Ram as well as the B-side of the “Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey” single.

“Too Many People” was written as a dig at McCartney’s former bandmate and songwriting partner John Lennon, as well as his wife Yoko Ono.

I was looking at my second solo album, Ram, the other day and I remember there was one tiny little reference to John in the whole thing. He’d been doing a lot of preaching, and it got up my nose a little bit. In one song, I wrote, “Too many people preaching practices,” I think is the line. I mean, that was a little dig at John and Yoko. There wasn’t anything else on it that was about them. Oh, there was “You took your lucky break and broke it in two.”
— Paul McCartney, Playboy, 1984[1]

The song also begins with the line “piss off,” later revealed to be a direct attack on Lennon.

Piss off, cake. Like, a piece of cake becomes piss off cake, And it’s nothing, it’s so harmless really, just little digs. But the first line is about “too many people preaching practices.” I felt John and Yoko were telling everyone what to do. And I felt we didn’t need to be told what to do. The whole tenor of the Beatles thing had been, like, to each his own. Freedom. Suddenly it was “You should do this.” It was just a bit the wagging finger, and I was pissed off with it. So that one got to be a thing about them.
— Paul McCartney, Mojo, 2001[2]

This One (song)

“This One” is a single from Paul McCartney’s 1989 album, Flowers in the Dirt. The song reached number 18 on the UK singles chart.[1][2] It also reached number 8 on the Ö3 Austria Top 40 in Austria, number 31 in the Dutch Top 40 in the Netherlands and number 40 on the Media Control Charts in Germany.[3][4]

The single includes two songs recorded during the sessions for CHOBA B CCCP album: “I Wanna Cry” and “I’m In Love Again”. The later appeared in a slightly edited form than the version released on 1991 international edition of CHOBA B CCCP

Like other songs from Flowers in the Dirt, despite the song’s modest chart success, to date it has not been included on any McCartney compilation album.

This Never Happened Before

“This Never Happened Before” is a song from Paul McCartney’s 2005 album Chaos and Creation in the Backyard. It was released to radio stations in the United States in 2006, peaking at #27 on Billboard’s Adult Contemporary chart (see 2006 in music).[1] It was included in the soundtrack of the movie The Lake House (2006).

Track listing
“This Never Happened Before” (edit 2) – 3:13
“This Never Happened Before” (album version) – 3:23

That Would Be Something

“That Would Be Something” is a song written by Paul McCartney in Scotland, which was first released on his McCartney album on 17 April 1970.[1]

McCartney sings and plays acoustic guitar, bass, tom tom and cymbal.[2] This song and “Valentine Day” were mixed at Abbey Road Studios on 22 February 1970.[1] In the song McCartney also performs Vocal percussion to simulate a drum kit.

Shortly after the McCartney album’s release, George Harrison described this song and “Maybe I’m Amazed” as “great”.[3] Stephen Thomas Erlewine of allmusic said the song was “light folk-pop”.[4]

“That Would Be Something” was also released on the 1991 album Unplugged (The Official Bootleg). The song was first performed live by McCartney, in Barcelona, on 8 May 1991.[5]

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