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Coming Up (Studio version)

(Paul McCartney)

This song was released by Paul McCartney on 11th April 1980 and reached No. 2 in the UK chart.  The studio version appears on Paul McCartney’s album McCartney II and can also be found on the British release of the Paul McCartney and Wings greatest hits album Wingspan, while the live version is on the US release.

The video for the song won acclaim as being one of the few where the artist would be seen as all the members of the band.  The only people that appeared in it were Linda and himself, and he dressed up as Ginger Baker, Neil Young, Ron Mael and Buddy Holly as well as himself in The Beatles.

John Lennon is said to have complimented this song and said it influenced him to come out of retirement and start recording again.  This was the last Paul McCartney hit to be released in his lifetime.

Paul McCartney recordings
Parlophone R 6035A (UK 45)