Old Siam, Sir

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"Old Siam, Sir"
Old Siam, Sir cover.jpg
Single by Wings
from the album Back to the Egg
B-side"Spin It On"
Released1 June 1979 (1979-06-01) (UK)
Recorded23 July 1978
GenreHard rock
LabelParlophone/EMI (UK)
Songwriter(s)Paul McCartney
Wings singles chronology
"Goodnight Tonight"
"Old Siam, Sir"
"Getting Closer"

"Old Siam, Sir" is a hard rock single from Wings' 1979 album, Back to the Egg. It was the A-side of the UK version of the single, reaching No. 35.[1] The B-side, "Spin It On" in the UK was also a track from the album, "Back to the Egg". "Old Siam, Sir" was also the B-side of the US single "Arrow Through Me".


Wings drummer Steve Holley, while playing keyboards during a studio session, developed a chord sequence that was eventually used in the instrumental section of the song.[2] Paul McCartney and guitarist Denny Laine later recorded an instrumental demo for the song called "Super Big Heatwave".



Chart performance for "Old Siam, Sir"
Chart (1979) Peak
Ireland (IRMA)[3] 29
UK Singles (OCC)[4] 35


  1. ^ "Official Charts: Paul McCartney". The Official UK Charts Company. Retrieved 2011-10-13.
  2. ^ Exclusive: Ex-Wings guitarist, Laurence Juber, talks about attending 'Paul McCartney University' « Daytrippin' Beatles Magazine
  3. ^ "The Irish Charts – Search Results – Old Siam Sir". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved 27 December 2020.
  4. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 27 December 2020.