Album: McCartney (1970)

Songfacts®:

  • Released on the first Paul McCartney solo album, this little-known song combines a delicate and yet sophisticated melody with melancholic lyrics. McCartney wrote it while The Beatles were in Rishikesh, India, in 1968).
  • In its instrumental version "Singalong Junk," this song was included in the soundtrack of the movies Jerry McGuire (with Tom Cruise) and Hanging Up (with Walter Matthau and Diane Keaton). >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Dalmo - Sao Paulo, Brazil, for above 2

Comments: 14

  • Seventhmist from 7th HeavenLike Jenny, I also first heard this song when John Denver sang it.
  • Buddy from Branford, CtA truly beautiful song simple? Hummmm try finger picking it on guitar. It took a while by Ive finally got it down.
    I love listning to this song but enjoy playing a tad more!!! Thanks Paul!
  • Tom from Fall River, MaMcCartney has such a beautiful voice. Rocky Raccoon is often mentioned as highlighting his ability as a vocalist. But this song creates such a mood. Wonderful. It is one of my favorites because of the business I am in :). I think this song also was passed over for the Abbey Road Album.
  • Soong Jing from Beijing, ChinaI love this song. It moves me. Short,obscure,kind of sentimental and reminiscent. It played over and over again when I was half asleep one afternoon, it's moving.
  • Beatlemark from Pensacola, FlPaul wanted this song on "Abbey Road" but couldn't find a spot for it.
  • Britt from Boston, MaOne of my favorite Paul songs. Such a rare and beautiful song. I wish more people were aware of this song and the beautiful lyrics. So pretty.
  • Julia from Richland, WaI love going into antique shops and thrift stores, and that's what this song reminds me of. =)
  • Christy from Palm Springs, CaThis song is one of those what I call "hidden treasure" McCartney songs. It is just so beautiful and simplisticly complex. I love playing this one too. That first chord gives my hand a workout!!!
  • Jenny from Carbondale, IlI first heard "Junk" from John Denver, believe it or not.
  • Nick from La Crosse, WiI wish this song was more well known, it's always been one of my favorite McCartney songs...just gorgeous. Paul always writes well in his rare moments of melancholy grace.
  • David from Youngstown, OhIt's included on The Beatles Anthology 3. I don't know if the others didn't like the song, Paul didn't think it was good enough to be included on The White Album or there just wasn't enough room for it. The same could be said for "All Things Must Pass" by George, which also appears on Anthology 3.
  • Dalmo from Sao Paulo, BrazilHi Mandy.
    You found the best word to describe this song: "pretty". I was surprised when I found that no one had written a single line about this song, which I consider one of Paul´s best works -although being really simple, like John Smith(?) stated -and that´s why I decided to write the 2 entries above.
  • John Smith from Southington, CtHow can such a simple song be so beautiful????
  • Mandy from CalgaryThis is a nice, short, simple song. Very pretty. I never knew it was in the movies "Jerry McGuire" and "Hanging Up". That's crazy. I am also the first person to post a comment on this song. That's wicked.
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