Fine Line (Paul McCartney song)

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"Fine Line"
Fine Line.jpg
Single by Paul McCartney
from the album Chaos and Creation in the Backyard
Released29 August 2005 (2005-08-29)
Format7-inch single, CD single
RecordedLate 2004 – April 2005
StudioAIR, London
GenreRock
Length3:05
LabelParlophone
Songwriter(s)Paul McCartney
Producer(s)Nigel Godrich
Paul McCartney singles chronology
"Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band"
(2005)
"Fine Line"
(2005)
"Jenny Wren"
(2005)

"Fine Line" is a song from Paul McCartney's 2005 album, Chaos and Creation in the Backyard. McCartney plays all the instruments on the song including drums, bass, and piano. It was released 29 August 2005 as the first single from the album in the UK (see 2005 in British music). It reached number 20 on the UK Singles Chart, McCartney's last top 20 solo single in the UK as of 2019, and number 31 on the US Adult Contemporary.[1][2] It also reached number 1 in Japan.

A live version is also featured on The Space Within US concert DVD from 2006.

Track listings[edit]

7" R6673
  1. "Fine Line" – 3:05
  2. "Growing Up Falling Down" – 3:27
CD CDR6673
  1. "Fine Line" – 3:05
  2. "Comfort of Love" – 3:08
CD
  1. "Fine Line" – 3:06
  2. "Comfort of Love" – 3:09
  3. "Growing Up Falling Down" – 3:27

Charts[edit]

Chart (2005) Peak
position
Denmark (Tracklisten)[3] 17
Germany (Official German Charts)[4] 70
Italy (FIMI)[5] 23
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[6] 28
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[7] 20
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[8] 46
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[9] 20
UK Top 40 (Official Charts Company)[10] 17
US Adult Contemporary (Billboard)[11] 31
Airplay World Official Top 100[12] 63
World Singles Official Top 100[13] 89

Personnel[edit]

Personnel per booklet.[14]

  • Paul McCartney – vocals, Bösendorfer grand piano, Baldwin spinet, Höfner bass guitar, Epiphone Casino electric guitar, Martin D28 acoustic guitar, Ludwig drums, shakers, tambourine
  • Millennia Ensemble – strings
  • Joby Talbot – conducting, arrangement

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Official Charts: Paul McCartney". The Official UK Charts Company. Retrieved 2011-10-14.
  2. ^ "Paul McCartney Charts and Awards". allmusic. Retrieved 2011-10-14.
  3. ^ "Danishcharts.com – Paul McCartney – Fine Line". Tracklisten.
  4. ^ "Musicline.de – Paul McCartney Single-Chartverfolgung" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH.
  5. ^ "Italiancharts.com – Paul McCartney – Fine Line". Top Digital Download.
  6. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Paul McCartney – Fine Line" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
  7. ^ "Spanishcharts.com – Paul McCartney – Fine Line" Canciones Top 50.
  8. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Paul McCartney – Fine Line". Singles Top 100.
  9. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  10. ^ "Chart Search". Official Charts Company for Paul McCartney. Retrieved 29 August 2005.
  11. ^ "Paul McCartney Chart History (Adult Contemporary)". Billboard.
  12. ^ https://top40-charts.com/song.php?sid=15108&sort=chartid
  13. ^ https://top40-charts.com/song.php?sid=15108&sort=chartid
  14. ^ Chaos and Creation in the Backyard (Booklet). Paul McCartney. Parlophone, EMI. 2005. 00946 337958 2 2, 337 9582.CS1 maint: others (link)