The World Tonight (song)

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"The World Tonight"
CD5
Single by Paul McCartney
from the album Flaming Pie
B-side "Looking for You" (US CD)
"Used to Be Bad" (UK 7" and CD1)
"Really Love You" (UK CD2)
Released 17 April 1997 (US)
7 July 1997 (UK)
Format 7", Maxi-CD
Recorded Sussex, England: 1995-11-13
Genre Rock
Length 4:03
Label EMI, Parlophone, Capitol
Writer(s) Paul McCartney
Producer(s) Paul McCartney, Jeff Lynne
Paul McCartney singles chronology
"Young Boy"
(1997)
"The World Tonight"
(1997)
"Beautiful Night"
(1997)
Flaming Pie track listing

"The World Tonight" is a song by Paul McCartney and is the second track on his 1997 album Flaming Pie. The first, and only, single from Flaming Pie that was released in the US, on 17 April 1997,[1] and in July as the second single from that album in the UK, peaking at #23 in the UK Singles Chart (see 1997 in British music).[2]

In the United States, the song was released as the first and only single from the album in May 1997, peaking at number 64 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number 23 on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart.[3]

Track listings[edit]

All songs written by Paul McCartney, except where noted.

  1. "The World Tonight" – 4:03
  2. "Looking for You" – 4:48
  3. "Oobu Joobu" (Part 1) – 9:55
  • UK 7" RP6472, UK CD1 CDRS6472
  1. "The World Tonight" – 4:03
  2. "Used to Be Bad" (Steve Miller, McCartney) – 4:08
  3. "Oobu Joobu" (Part 3) – 9:48 CD only
  • UK CD2 CDR6472
  1. "The World Tonight" – 4:03
  2. "Really Love You" (McCartney, Richard Starkey) – 5:14
  3. "Oobu Joobu" (Part 4) – 7:06

B-sides[edit]

The B-sides for the British release are two songs from Flaming Pie: "Used to Be Bad" and "Really Love You". The first, "Used to Be Bad", is the second collaboration on the album with Steve Miller, following "Young Boy" where Miller played electric and rhythm guitar and provided backing vocals. The third and final song that McCartney worked on with Miller was "If You Wanna", a song written when McCartney reached Minneapolis during his 1993 New World Tour.[4]

The second, "Really Love You", was the second of two collaborations McCartney performed with Ringo Starr on Flaming Pie (the first being "Beautiful Night").

The B-side for the American release was originally released in the UK as the B-side for "Young Boy" and is another collaboration with Ringo Starr.

The "Oobu Joobu" songs are a series of demos, interviews, and unreleased songs jumbled together into one track. The name is taken from McCartney's radio program, Oobu Joobu.

  1. "Some Folks Say Oobu" – 0:25
  2. "Oobu Joobu Main Theme" – 0:30
  3. Fun Packed Radio Show – 0:08
  4. "I Love This House" – 3:41
  5. "Clock Work" – 0:04
  6. Paul talks about "Young Boy" – 3:47
  7. "Oobu Joobu We Love You" – 0:12
  8. "Oobu Joobu Main Theme" – 1:06
  • "Oobu Joobu" (part 3) contains:
  1. Intro chat – 0:09
  2. "Oobu Joobu Main Theme" – 0:48
  3. "Squid" – 6:25
  4. Paul talks about "The World Tonight" – 1:23
  5. Link – 0:05
  6. "Oobu Joobu Main Theme" – 0:59
  • "Oobu Joobu" (part 4) contains:
  1. Intro chat – 0:06
  2. "Oobu Joobu Main Theme" – 0:37
  3. Link – 0:18
  4. "Don't Break the Promise" (solo version) – 3:39
  5. Paul talks about reggae – 1:25
  6. Link – 0:04
  7. "Oobu Joobu Main Theme" – 0:57

Personnel[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Duffy, Thom (12 April 1997). "McCartney Let Loose On Capitol's 'Flaming Pie' Set". Billboard: 76. 
  2. ^ "Official Charts: Paul McCartney". The Official UK Charts Company. Retrieved 2011-10-14. 
  3. ^ "Paul McCartney - Chart history". Billboard. Retrieved 3 March 2013. 
  4. ^ Liner notes for the album.

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