Recorded during the sessions for his solo album McCartney II , it was released in November following Wings ' final album Back to the Egg earlier that year. It was McCartney's first solo single since Wings formed. The song charted in numerous countries, including the Billboard Hot and Holiday charts in the United States and in the United Kingdom, where it peaked at number six on the UK Singles Chart and has since been certified Gold. Although regarded as one of McCartney's weaker compositions by numerous music critics, the song continues to enjoy significant Christmas time popularity around the world, and has been covered by numerous artists. The track was also mixed in 5. McCartney wrote the song in key of B major, and recorded it entirely on his own during the sessions for his solo project McCartney II. Although the members of Wings are not on the recording, they do appear in the promotional music video ,  which was filmed at the Fountain Inn in Ashurst, West Sussex. Following its release as a stand-alone single in the United Kingdom, "Wonderful Christmastime" peaked at number six on the UK Singles Chart the week ending 5 January In December , the single appeared at number 10 for two weeks on Billboard 's Christmas singles chart. The song continues to receive substantial annual festive airplay, although some music critics consider "Wonderful Christmastime" to be one of McCartney's mediocre compositions.
A lot of publications even run lists about which songs are the biggest stinkers. Every single Christmas song. Chillwave, as we have come to accept it, is a genre heavy on analog synths, a dose of detached irony, and lyrics that are nostalgic to the point of treacle. Dude is next level. It proves Paul McCartney is the best songwriter of all time. Good enough. Print that shit. But think about what that would actually mean: Paul McCartney wrote that thing in 10 minutes, and came out with a lasting Christmas hit that has been played every holiday season since He was shrewdly able to nail that feeling of Christmas time cheer, and make one of maybe five original, brand new Christmas songs from the last 35 years that has had any staying power. But what kind of Christmas song could you write in 10 minutes?
About Paul McCartney. Activity years. He gained worldwide fame as the bass guitarist and singer for the rock band the Beatles, widely considered the most popular and influential group in the history of pop music He gained worldwide fame as the bass guitarist and singer for the rock band the Beatles, widely considered the most popular and influential group in the history of pop music. His songwriting partnership with John Lennon was the most successful of the post-war era. After the group disbanded in , he pursued a solo career and formed the band Wings with his first wife, Linda, and Denny Laine. McCartney is one of the most successful composers and performers of all time. More than 2, artists have covered his Beatles song "Yesterday", making it one of the most covered songs in popular music history. Wings' release "Mull of Kintyre" is one of the all-time best-selling singles in the UK. A two-time inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of the Beatles in , and as a solo artist in , and an time Grammy Award winner, McCartney has written, or co-written, 32 songs that have reached number one on the Billboard Hot , and as of he had
This image is a cover of an audio recording, and the copyright for it is most likely owned by either the publisher of the work or the artist s which produced the recording or cover artwork in question. It is believed that the use of low-resolution images of such covers qualifies as fair use.
Mixing "Secret Friend", "Wonderful Christmastime". Officially appears on Christmas Kisses. Won't You Please Say Goodbye. Wooly Bully. Spread the love! If you like what you are seeing, share it on social networks and let others know about The Paul McCartney Project.
It enjoys significant Christmas time popularity around the world. The track was subsequently added as a bonus track to the reissue of the McCartney II album, with both full and edited versions included. The track was also mixed in 5. McCartney recorded the song entirely on his own during the sessions for his solo project McCartney II. Although the members of Wings are not on the recording, they do appear in the promotional music video, which was filmed at the Fountain Inn in Ashurst, West Sussex.
Wings performed the song during their tour of the UK. In the United States the single peaked at No. In December , the single appeared at No. It also reached No. I hope everyone has a really wonderful Christmas and has a great time with their loved ones — and enjoys every minute!
Love Paul x. Christmas Kisses. Under the Influence: Holiday Edition. MoMac's Hidden Tracks Vol. Have you spotted an error on the page? Do you want to suggest new content? Or do you simply want to leave a comment? Please use the form below! This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. Andy Northall 1 years ago. I have a suspicion that George Harrison may appear in the video for 'W. T', as one of the choristers. Between and , three choristers are shown, and the one on the right bears a remarkable resemblance to George as he looked in centre parting, rectangular sunglasses , when the video was shot.
The PaulMcCartney Project 1 years ago. Mmmhhh, that's interesting andy! Will try to see if I can find anything on this! Wikipedia so far says "Although the members of Wings are not on the recording, they do appear in the promotional music video, which was filmed at the Fountain Inn in Ashurst, West Sussex. One of the choristers featured in the video bears a resemblance to George Harrison.
Overview Concerts Albums. Related songs. Background and recording McCartney recorded the song entirely on his own during the sessions for his solo project McCartney II.
Officially appears on. Holidays Rule - Vol. Your comment Cancel reply.