Only Love Remains

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"Only Love Remains"
Only love remains uk.jpg
Single by Paul McCartney
from the album Press to Play
B-side"Tough on a Tightrope"
Released1 December 1986
Format7", 12"
RecordedOctober/December 1985
GenreSoft rock
Songwriter(s)Paul McCartney
Producer(s)Hugh Padgham
Paul McCartney singles chronology
"Only Love Remains"
"Once Upon a Long Ago"

"Only Love Remains" is the fourth single from Paul McCartney's 1986 album, Press to Play. The song reached number 34 on the UK singles chart.[1][2]


The song was released as a 7" single and a 12" maxi single.[3] The single version of "Only Love Remains" is a remix by Jim Boyer and is different from the album version. The 12" version of the single featured two more remixes of songs from Press to Play.


"Only Love Remains"

"Tough On A Tightrope"

Track listings[edit]

7" single (R 6148)
  1. "Only Love Remains" - 4:11
    • Remix by Jim Boyer
  2. "Tough on a Tightrope" - 4:44
12" single (12R 6148)
  1. "Only Love Remains" - 4:11
    • Remix by Jim Boyer
  2. "Tough on a Tightrope" - 7:03
  3. "Talk More Talk" - 5:56
    • Remix by Paul McCartney and Jon Jacobs


Chart (1986) Peak
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[4] 34
US Adult Contemporary (Billboard)[5] 9


  1. ^ "Official Charts: Paul McCartney". The Official UK Charts Company. Retrieved 2011-10-13.
  2. ^ "UK Singles - 1952-2009". Retrieved 2009-10-12.
  3. ^ "Only Love Remains". JPGR. 2000. Retrieved 2013-09-25.
  4. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  5. ^ "Paul McCartney Chart History (Adult Contemporary)". Billboard.