Too Many People

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Not to be confused with Too Many People (Wet Wet Wet song).
"Too Many People"
Single by Paul and Linda McCartney
from the album Ram
A-side "Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey"
Released 2 August 1971
Format 7"
Recorded 1970
Genre Rock
Length 4:10
Label Apple
Writer(s) Paul McCartney
Producer(s) Paul and Linda McCartney
Paul and Linda McCartney singles chronology
"Another Day"
"Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey"
"The Back Seat of My Car"
Ram track listing

"Too Many People" is a song by Paul McCartney from his and his wife Linda McCartney's 1971 album Ram as well as the B-side of the "Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey" single.


McCartney sang falsetto during parts of the bridge. Hugh McCracken's guitar solo between the second bridge and third chorus is played in one piece. The second solo after the final bridge is accompanied by a drum stick on the side of a floor tom.


The song is an instance of musical sniping among the four Beatles after the band broke up, the target in this case presumed to be McCartney's former bandmate and songwriting partner John Lennon. "[John had] been doing a lot of preaching, and it got up my nose a little bit," said McCartney in a 1984 interview with Playboy. "I wrote, 'Too many people preaching practices,' I think is the line. I mean, that was a little dig at John and Yoko...there was 'You took your lucky break and broke it in two.'"[1]



  1. ^ "Paul McCartney 1984 Playboy Interview". The Trustees of Indiana University. Retrieved 6 May 2008. 

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