Getting Closer (song)

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"Getting Closer"
Single by Wings
from the album Back to the Egg
B-side "Baby's Request" (UK)
"Spin It On" (US)
Released 16 August 1979 (UK)
5 June 1979 (US)
Format 7"
Recorded 10 October 1978
Genre Rock
Label Parlophone/EMI (UK)
Columbia (US)
Writer(s) Paul McCartney
Producer(s) Paul McCartney
Chris Thomas
Wings singles chronology
"Arrow Through Me"
"Getting Closer"
"Rockestra Theme"
Alternative cover
French 7-Inch single cover

"Getting Closer" is a rock song from the Wings album Back to the Egg.


It was released in the US in June 1979 as the first single from the album and hit #20, then was released in the UK in August 1979 as the second single and reached #60.[1][2] The B-side for the US release was "Spin It On", which was also the B-side of the first UK single, "Old Siam, Sir", while in the UK the B-side was another album track, "Baby's Request".

Chart Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 20 June '79
UK Singles Chart 60 August '79


  1. ^ "Paul McCartney singles". allmusic. Retrieved 2010-08-12. 
  2. ^ "Official Charts: Paul McCartney". The Official UK Charts Company. Retrieved 2011-10-13.