If I Take You Home Tonight

Album: Wallflower (2015)
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Songfacts®:

  • Diana Krall recorded this previously unheard Paul McCartney composition after contributing to the former Beatles' mostly-covers album Kisses on the Bottom. She explained to The Independent On Sunday: "I worked with him on his album Kisses on the Bottom, and one of the songs, "If I Take You Home Tonight", didn't make it on to his record. At home in Vancouver I found it on my piano and I asked him if it was OK to do it on my record and he said sure."

    "He is one of the most extraordinary people I've worked with, not only as a musician and artist but as a person. Now my kids are listening to Revolver."
  • The song finds Krall assertively pursuing her romantic interest as she sings, "Let me take you home tonight." She told Billboard magazine: "I asked Paul if he was OK if I should change the direction - I'm not one for changing gender in a song - but he thought it sounded really modern to keep it the way he wrote it."

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