Sally G

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"Sally G"
Single by Paul McCartney and Wings
A-side "Junior's Farm"
Released 25 October 1974
Format 7-inch single
Recorded July 1974, Sound Shop Studios, Nashville, Tennessee
Genre Country
Length 3:39
Label Apple
Writer(s) Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney
Producer(s) Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney and Wings singles chronology
"Band on the Run"
(1974)
"Junior's Farm"
(1974)
"Listen to What the Man Said"
(1975)

"Sally G" is a song written by Paul and Linda McCartney and performed by Paul McCartney and Wings. It was released as the B-side to the single "Junior's Farm" in October 1974.

Writing, recording and release[edit]

McCartney composed the song during the band's visit to Nashville, Tennessee after visiting a country music club in Printer's Alley.[1]

Like the A-side, it was recorded in Nashville in July 1974 during the band's visit.[1] Unlike the A-side, it was strongly country music-influenced, including prominent use of Nashville backing musicians such as Vassar Clements, Lloyd Green and Johnny Gimble supporting Wings.[1]

In the US, "Sally G" charted separately from "Junior's Farm" on both Billboard's country singles chart and on the Billboard Hot 100 where it reached No. 51 and No. 39 respectively (No. 17 when still listed with "Junior's Farm"). It had an even stronger showing on the Easy Listening chart, reaching the No. 7. Like many Wings singles, the song was not included on an album at the time of release.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1974) Peak
position
US Billboard Hot 100 17
US Billboard Easy Listening[2] 7
US Billboard Hot Country Singles 51
Canadian RPM Top Singles 61
Canadian RPM Adult Contemporary Tracks 6
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 11

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Jerry Bailey (July 18, 1974). "Paul & Linda Try the Gentle Life". The Tennessean. Retrieved 2010-05-13. 
  2. ^ "Paul McCartney singles". allmusic. Retrieved 2010-08-12.