Goodnight Tonight

Album: All the Best! (1979)
Charted: 5 5
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Songfacts®:

  • This was one of Paul McCartney & Wings later hits, and it was a big one, reaching #5 on both the American and British charts. It's notable in part for its flamenco guitar section.
  • The video featured the band dressed in 1930s style costumes. Stills from the visual were used on the single's sleeve.
  • In 2010 the song was featured in the motion picture Grown-Ups, which starred Adam Sandler and Chris Rock. >>
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    Mike - Santa Barbara, CA, for above 3
  • This was the first single released by the seventh formation of Wings. The band's mainstays, Paul, Linda and Denny Laine, were joined by new members, guitarist Lawrence Juber and drummer Steve Holly.
  • In the UK this was the first release of a Paul McCartney record on the Beatles old label, Parlophone. In the US it was the first to be issued under McCartney's new deal with Columbia Records.
  • This was originally over seven minutes long, so an edited version was used as the single, with the full version made available as Paul McCartney's first ever 12-inch.

Comments: 2

  • Jose from TucsonWhat many people think is a flamingo guitar in the beginning and in the bridge is not actually a guitar. It's a mexican instrument called a "vihuela" a small tenor string instrument used in traditional mariachi music
  • Don from Sevierville, TnThe video featured Wings, but the audio was actually just Paul singing and playing all instruments. That's why when the CD's in the UK and Europe were re-released with different bonus songs, Goodnight Tonight appeared on McCartney II instead of Back to the Egg.
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