Eat at Home

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"Eat at Home"
Eat At Home (Paul and Linda McCartney single - cover art).jpg
Single by Paul and Linda McCartney
from the album Ram
B-side "Smile Away"
Released 1971 (Continental Europe and Japan only)
Format 7"
Recorded 16 October 1970
Genre Rock
Length 3:18
Label Apple
Writer(s) Paul and Linda McCartney
Producer(s) Paul and Linda McCartney
Paul and Linda McCartney singles chronology
"The Back Seat of My Car"
"Eat at Home"
"Give Ireland Back to the Irish"
Ram track listing

"Eat at Home" is a 1971 single by Paul and Linda McCartney that also appeared on their album Ram from the same year. The song, a standard rock number, features McCartney on lead vocals, electric guitar, bass and drums and Linda McCartney performing backing vocals.[1]


The single was not released in the UK or the US.[1] It was released in several European countries and reached #7 in the Netherlands and #8 in Norway.[2]


Music critic Stewart Mason of Allmusic described it as McCartney's homage to Buddy Holly,[3] and Stephen Thomas Erlewine, also of Allmusic, described it as "a rollicking, winking sex song."[4]

Although John Lennon was highly critical of many of the songs on Ram, feeling they were veiled attacks on him, he publicly admitted that he enjoyed this particular song quite a bit.[5]

Little Joy often included a cover of the song in their setlist during the Little Joy tour.



  1. ^ a b McGee 2003, p. 196.
  2. ^ "Eat at Home". Retrieved 2011-10-13. 
  3. ^ Mason 2009.
  4. ^ Erlewine 2009.
  5. ^ Fanelli, Damian. "10 Underappreciated Paul McCartney Songs".