Arrow Through Me

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"Arrow Through Me"
Single by Wings
from the album Back to the Egg
B-side "Old Siam, Sir"
Released 14 August 1979
Format 7"
Recorded 12 - 17 July 1978
Genre R&B[1]
Length 3:37
Label Columbia (US)
Writer(s) Paul McCartney
Producer(s) Paul McCartney
Chris Thomas
Wings singles chronology
"Old Siam, Sir"
(1979)
"Arrow Through Me"
(1979)
"Getting Closer"
(1979)

"Arrow Through Me" is an R&B song by Wings.

Release[edit]

It was the A-side of the second US single released from Back to the Egg and peaked at number 29.[2] The B-side was "Old Siam, Sir", which was the A-side of the first UK single.

Other[edit]

The rumour that it inspired ABC's 1982 hit "Poison Arrow" is false, although there are similarities in its music video to that of Wings' "Goodnight Tonight", released the same year.

The song was used with the opening credits of, and as a main melody line through, the 1980 movie Oh! Heavenly Dog, starring Chevy Chase, Jane Seymour and Benji. In 2010, neo-soul artist Erykah Badu sampled "Arrow Through Me" on an album track called "Gone Baby, Don't Be Long" on her CD 'New Amerykah Part Two: Return of the Ankh'.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hewitt, Paolo (2005). "Ten Solo Gems". NME. NME Originals 2 (3): 20. 
  2. ^ "Paul McCartney awards". allmusic. Retrieved 12 August 2010.