Young Boy

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"Young Boy"
Young Boy.jpg
Single by Paul McCartney
from the album Flaming Pie
B-side "Looking for You" (7" and CD1)
"Broomstick" (CD2)
Released 28 April 1997 (UK)
Format 7", Maxi-CD
Recorded Sussex, England: 22 February 1995
Genre Rock
Length 3:54
Label Parlophone
Songwriter(s) Paul McCartney
Producer(s) Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney singles chronology
"Come Together"
(1995)
"Young Boy"
(1997)
"The World Tonight"
(1997)

"Come Together"
(The Smokin' Mojo Filters)
(1995)
"Young Boy"
(1997)
"The World Tonight"
(1997)
Flaming Pie track listing
14 tracks
  1. "The Song We Were Singing"
  2. "The World Tonight"
  3. "If You Wanna"
  4. "Somedays"
  5. "Young Boy"
  6. "Calico Skies"
  7. "Flaming Pie"
  8. "Heaven on a Sunday"
  9. "Used to Be Bad"
  10. "Souvenir"
  11. "Little Willow"
  12. "Really Love You"
  13. "Beautiful Night"
  14. "Great Day"

"Young Boy" is a song by Paul McCartney and is the fifth track on his 1997 album Flaming Pie. McCartney reportedly started working on the song in August 1994. The initial tracks were recorded in February 1995 at Steve Miller's studio in Sun Valley, Idaho, and were completed in May at McCartney's home studio.

In April 1997, the song was released as the first single from Flaming Pie, peaking at number three in Spain, number nine in Italy, and number 19 on the UK Singles Chart and in Norway.

B-side information[edit]

"Looking for You" and "Broomstick" are both previously unreleased.

The "Oobu Joobu" tracks are a series of home demos, interviews, and unreleased songs jumbled together into one track. The name is taken from McCartney's Radio program, Oobu Joobu.

  • "Oobu Joobu" (Part 1) contains:
  1. "Some Folks Say Oobu" – 0:25
  2. "Oobu Joobu Main Theme" – 0:30
  3. Fun Packed Radio Show – 0:08
  4. "I Love This House" – 3:41
  5. "Clock Work" – 0:04
  6. Paul talks about "Young Boy" – 3:47
  7. "Oobu Joobu We Love You" – 0:12
  8. "Oobu Joobu Main Theme" – 1:06
  • "Oobu Joobu" (Part 2) contains:
  1. Wide Screen Radio – 0:12
  2. "Oobu Joobu We Love You" – 0:06
  3. "Oobu Joobu Main Theme" – 0:32
  4. Brilliant, What's Next – 0:03
  5. "Atlantic Ocean" – 6:25
  6. Paul Reminisces – 1:24
  7. "Bouree" – 0:23
  8. "Oobu Joobu We Love You" – 0:12
  9. "Oobu Joobu Main Theme" – 1:03

Track listing[edit]

  • UK CD 1 CDRS6462
  1. "Young Boy" – 3:54 (with Steve Miller)
  2. "Looking for You" – 4:38 (with Ringo Starr and Jeff Lynne)
  3. "Oobu Joobu" (Part 1) – 9:54
  • UK CD 2 CDR6462
  1. "Young Boy" – 3:54 (with Steve Miller)
  2. "Broomstick" – 5:09 (with Steve Miller)
  3. "Oobu Joobu" (Part 2) – 10:19

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (1997) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[1] 60
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[2] 30
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[3] 11
Canada Top Singles (RPM)[4] 28
Canada Adult Contemporary (RPM)[5] 22
Germany (Official German Charts)[6] 55
Italy (Hit Parade Italia)[7] 9
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[8] 53
Norway (VG-lista)[9] 19
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[10] 19
Spain (AFYVE)[11] 3
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[12] 41
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[13] 19

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The ARIA Australian Top 100 Singles Chart – Week Ending 06 July 1997". Imgur.com (original document published by ARIA). Retrieved 2017-05-01. N.B. The HP column displays the single's highest position.
  2. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Paul McCartney – Young Boy" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved 3 October 2018.
  3. ^ "Ultratop.be – Paul McCartney – Young Boy" (in Dutch). Ultratip. Retrieved 3 October 2018.
  4. ^ "Top RPM Singles: Issue 3362." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved 3 October 2018.
  5. ^ "Top RPM Adult Contemporary: Issue 3383." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved 3 October 2018.
  6. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Paul McCartney – Young Boy". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 3 October 2018.
  7. ^ "Indice per Interprete: M" (in Italian). Hit Parade Italia. Retrieved 3 October 2018.
  8. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Paul McCartney – Young Boy" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved 3 October 2018.
  9. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Paul McCartney – Young Boy". VG-lista. Retrieved 3 October 2018.
  10. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 3 October 2018.
  11. ^ Salaverri, Fernando (September 2005). Sólo éxitos: año a año, 1959–2002 (1st ed.). Spain: Fundación Autor-SGAE. ISBN 84-8048-639-2.
  12. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Paul McCartney – Young Boy". Singles Top 100. Retrieved 3 October 2018.
  13. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 3 October 2018.

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