Hi, Hi, Hi

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"Hi, Hi, Hi"
Single by Wings
A-side "C Moon"
Released 1 December 1972 (UK)
4 December 1972 (US)
Format 7" single
Recorded November 1972
Genre Rock
Length 3:08
Label Apple
Writer(s) Paul and Linda McCartney
Producer(s) Paul McCartney
Wings singles chronology
"Mary Had a Little Lamb"
(1972)
"Hi, Hi, Hi"
(1972)
"My Love"
(1973)

"Hi, Hi, Hi" is a song written by Paul and Linda McCartney and performed by Wings. It was released as a double A-side single with "C Moon" in 1972. The song was recorded around the same time as "C Moon", in November 1972.[1]

Charts[edit]

The single peaked at number five in the United Kingdom[2] and at number 10 in the United States in January 1973.[3] The song became a staple of Wings' live shows in the 1970s.

Ban[edit]

In the UK, the song was banned by the BBC for its sexually suggestive lyrics.[4] The BBC also assumed that the title phrase, "We're gonna get hi, hi, hi" was a drug reference.[5] The specific lyrics objected to is the apparent phrase "get you ready for my body gun"; McCartney has said that the correct lyrics are "get you ready for my polygon", an abstract image, and later said, "The BBC got some of the words wrong. But I suppose it is a bit of a dirty song if sex is dirty and naughty. I was in a sensuous mood in Spain when I wrote it."[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The McCartney Recording Sessions - 1972". Webpages.charter.net. Retrieved 18 April 2013. 
  2. ^ "Paul McCartney - The Official Charts Company". The Official Charts Company. Retrieved 4 February 2011. 
  3. ^ "Paul McCartney singles". allmusic. Retrieved 2010-08-12. 
  4. ^ a b Badman, Keith (2003). The Beatles: Off the Record. Omnibus Press. p. 94. ISBN 978-0-7119-9199-6. 
  5. ^ "The seven ages of Paul McCartney". BBC News. 17 June 2006.