If I Take You Home Tonight

Album: Wallflower (2015)

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."

Comments

Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

Director Nick Morris ("The Final Countdown")

Director Nick Morris ("The Final Countdown")Song Writing

Nick made some of the biggest videos on MTV, including "The Final Countdown," "Heaven" and "Don't Know What You Got (Till It's Gone)."

Vince Clarke

Vince ClarkeSongwriter Interviews

An original member of Depeche Mode, Vince went on to form Erasure and Yaz.

David Gray

David GraySongwriter Interviews

David Gray explains the significance of the word "Babylon," and talks about how songs are a form of active imagination, with lyrics that reveal what's inside us.

Band Names

Band NamesFact or Fiction

Was "Pearl" Eddie Vedder's grandmother, and did she really make a hallucinogenic jam? Did Journey have a contest to name the group? And what does KISS stand for anyway?

P.F. Sloan

P.F. SloanSongwriter Interviews

P.F. was a teenager writing hits and playing on tracks for Jan & Dean when he wrote a #1 hit that got him blackballed.

The Girl in That Song

The Girl in That SongFact or Fiction

Billie Jean, Delilah, Sara, Laura and Sharona - do you know who the girls in the songs really are?