Come On to Me (Paul McCartney song)

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"Come On to Me"
McCartneyComeOnToMeCover.jpg
Single by Paul McCartney
from the album Egypt Station
A-side"I Don't Know"
Released20 June 2018[1]
25 July 2018 (Test Pressing 7")[2]
23 November 2018 (RSD Exclusive 7")[3]
Format
GenreRock[4]
Length4:10
LabelCapitol
Songwriter(s)Paul McCartney
Producer(s)
Paul McCartney singles chronology
"We're On The Road Again"
(2017)
"I Don't Know" / "Come On to Me"
(2018)
"Fuh You"
(2018)

"Come On to Me" is a song by English musician Paul McCartney, released by Capitol Records on June 20, 2018 as a double A-side single alongside "I Don't Know", ahead of McCartney's 17th studio album, Egypt Station.[5] [6]

McCartney's website described "Come On to Me" as a "raucous stomper that fans that first spark of chemistry into a rocking blaze." The song peaked at number ten on Billboard's Adult Contemporary Songs chart, McCartney's first top 10 appearance since 1993.[7]

Background, composition, and recording[edit]

In the 'Words Between Tracks' about writing a song, McCartney said:

"Come On To Me is sort of a pick-up song, and I’m imagining myself, probably in the sixties, going to a party and seeing someone and thinking "okay, how do I make an approach here?". So it’s a sort of, it’s an imaginary song, a fantasy song about a guy seeing someone and thinking "we should try and find a place to be alone here, and maybe exchange information and stuff, and hey you look like you flashed a smile and said to me you wanted so much more than casual conversation. So would you come on to me, or am I going to come on to you?""[8]

The track was recorded at Henson Studios in Los Angeles, with additional sessions recorded at Hog Hill Mill (Sussex) and Abbey Road Studios. "Come On To Me" was also engineered by Steve Orchard, Alex Pasco, Julian Burg and Greg Kurstin.[9]

Release[edit]

"Come On to Me" was released on 20 June 2018. One month later, 200 copies of a limited edition numbered test pressing 7" vinyl were released. On 11 October 2018, the official Paul McCartney website announced that the exclusive version of the double A-side single would be released as part of Record Store Day. The hand-numbered vinyl was limited to 5,000 copies and was available at independent record stores around the world on 23 November 2018.[10]

Live performances[edit]

Philharmonic Dining Rooms, where the secret gig took place.

McCartney's first performance of "Come On to Me" for a live audience was at a surprise intimate show at Liverpool's Philharmonic Dining Rooms on 9 June 2018, as part of the taping of his "Carpool Karaoke" segment for The Late Late Show with James Corden.[11]

McCartney performed "Come On to Me" live at most of his Secret Gigs in 2018. The only concert of the impromptu tour where "Come On to Me" wasn't included in the setlist was a gig in LIPA.[12] On the eve of Egypt Station's release, McCartney performed the song live on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. The song was also included in the setlist of his Freshen Up tour.

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2018) Peak
position
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[13] 18
France (SNEP)[14] 147
Hungary (Single Top 40)[15] 18
Japan (Japan Hot 100)[16] 26
Japan Hot Overseas (Billboard)[17] 1
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[18] 55
UK Download (Official Charts Company)[19] 58
US Adult Contemporary (Billboard)[20] 10
US Hot Rock Songs (Billboard)[21] 24

References[edit]

  1. ^ Thompson, Rita (19 June 2018). "Paul McCartney to Release 'I Don't Know/Come On To Me' Double Single This Week'". Billboard. Retrieved 19 June 2018.
  2. ^ "Order or purchase JB Hi-Fi & enter online for a chance to WIN a Limited Edition numbered test pressing 7" vinyl!!". JB Hi-Fi. 31 August 2018. Retrieved 7 October 2018.
  3. ^ "'I Don't Know' / 'Come On To Me' - RSD Exclusive 7"". paulmccartney.com. 11 October 2018. Retrieved 13 October 2018.
  4. ^ Blistein, Jon. "Paul McCartney Details New A-Side Single". Rolling Stone.
  5. ^ "Paul To Release All-New Double A Side Single". PaulMcCartney.com. 19 June 2018. Retrieved 19 June 2018.
  6. ^ Taylor, Anna. "Paul McCartney Releases Single "Fuh You" from Upcoming Album "Egypt Station"". Dan's Papers. Retrieved 20 August 2018.
  7. ^ "Adult Contemporary Music Chart _ Billboard". Billboard. 29 August 2018. Retrieved 9 October 2018.
  8. ^ "Paul McCartney on 'Come On To Me' ('Words Between The Tracks')". 3 September 2018. Retrieved 20 October 2018.
  9. ^ "Come On To Me - Paul McCartney". 7 September 2018. Retrieved 20 October 2018.
  10. ^ "'I Don't Know' / 'Come On To Me' - RSD Exclusive 7"". paulmccartney.com. 11 October 2018. Retrieved 13 October 2018.
  11. ^ "Paul McCartney Surprises Fans With Secret Gig at Liverpool Pub". NME. 10 June 2018. Retrieved 19 June 2018.
  12. ^ "Setlist of Paul McCartney's LIPA concert". setlist.fm. 25 July 2018. Retrieved 24 October 2018.
  13. ^ "Ultratop.be – Paul McCartney – Come on to Me" (in Dutch). Ultratip. Retrieved 28 July 2018.
  14. ^ "Lescharts.com – Paul McCartney – Come on to Me" (in French). Les classement single. Retrieved 14 July 2018.
  15. ^ "Archívum – Slágerlisták – MAHASZ" (in Hungarian). Single (track) Top 40 lista. Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége. Retrieved 6 July 2018.
  16. ^ "Paul McCartney Chart History (Japan Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved 20 September 2018.
  17. ^ "Billboard Japan Hot Overseas – September 17, 2018" (in Japanese). Billboard Japan. 17 September 2018. Retrieved 30 September 2018.
  18. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 30 June 2018.
  19. ^ "Official Singles Downloads Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 30 June 2018.
  20. ^ "Paul McCartney Chart History (Adult Contemporary)". Billboard. Retrieved 9 October 2018.
  21. ^ "Paul McCartney Chart History (Hot Rock Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved 8 July 2018.