Hi, Hi, Hi

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"Hi, Hi, Hi"
Hi Hi Hi by Wings pink label A-side 1972 UK vinyl.jpg
Label of the UK 7-inch single
Single by Wings
A-side "C Moon"
Released 1 December 1972
Format 7-inch single
Recorded November 1972
Abbey Road Studios, London
Genre Rock
Length 3:08
Label Apple
Songwriter(s) Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney
Producer(s) Paul McCartney
Wings singles chronology
"Mary Had a Little Lamb"
(1972)
"Hi, Hi, Hi"
(1972)
"My Love"
(1973)
"Mary Had a Little Lamb"
(1972)
"Hi, Hi, Hi"
(1972)
"My Love"
(1973)
Alternative cover art
Front cover of the German vinyl release
Front cover of the German vinyl release

"Hi, Hi, Hi" is a song written by Paul and Linda McCartney and performed by Wings. It was released as a double A-side single with "C Moon" in 1972. The song was recorded around the same time as "C Moon", in November 1972.[1]

Release[edit]

The single peaked at number five in the United Kingdom[2] and at number 10 in the United States in January 1973.[3] The song became a staple of Wings' live shows in the 1970s.

The song was included on the 2001 Paul McCartney compilation album Wingspan: Hits and History and as a bonus track on the 1993 reissue of Red Rose Speedway.

Ban[edit]

In the UK, the song was banned by the BBC for its sexually suggestive lyrics.[4] The BBC also assumed that the title phrase, "We're gonna get hi, hi, hi" was a drug reference.[5] The specific lyrics objected to is the apparent phrase "get you ready for my body gun"; McCartney has said that the correct lyrics are "get you ready for my polygon", an abstract image, and later said, "The BBC got some of the words wrong. But I suppose it is a bit of a dirty song if sex is dirty and naughty. I was in a sensuous mood in Spain when I wrote it."[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The McCartney Recording Sessions - 1972". Webpages.charter.net. Retrieved 18 April 2013. 
  2. ^ "Paul McCartney - The Official Charts Company". The Official Charts Company. Retrieved 4 February 2011. 
  3. ^ "Paul McCartney singles". allmusic. Retrieved 2010-08-12. 
  4. ^ a b Badman, Keith (2003). The Beatles: Off the Record. Omnibus Press. p. 94. ISBN 978-0-7119-9199-6. 
  5. ^ "The seven ages of Paul McCartney". BBC News. 17 June 2006.