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“Another Day” is a song recorded by Paul McCartney in New York in 1970, during the sessions for his album Ram. It was released as a stand-alone single, the first of McCartney’s solo career, on the Apple Records label in February 1971 with “Oh Woman, Oh Why” as the B-side.

“Another Day” is written in an observational style reminiscent of “Eleanor Rigby” and “She’s Leaving Home”. The lyrics describe the drudgery and sadness of an unnamed woman’s life at work and at home, with the lilting melody of the verses and “du du du”s of the chorus contrasting with the darker tone (lyrically and musically) of the bridges. Linda McCartney provided harmony vocals. Her husband credited her as co-writer. However, this was seen as a business maneuver in the post-Beatles legal matters.

The song was a hit in both the U.S. and UK, achieving top-5 status on both sides of the Atlantic, reaching U.S. #5 and UK #2 in April 1971.[1] In Australia the song spent 1 week at #1. In France, the song was also a #1 hit.

Although neither “Another Day” nor “Oh Woman, Oh Why” were actually a part of any McCartney album, some CD re-releases of Ram have one or both songs as bonus tracks. “Another Day” has also appeared on several of McCartney’s greatest hits albums, including Wings Greatest, All the Best!, and Wingspan: Hits and History, although it should be noted that the song definitely predates the formation of Wings. It is the first in a very long succession of solo McCartney hits.

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  • Tron1276

    slipping into stockings

    9 Jun 2012 Reply
  • DrBlur

    This is just a perfect song. Absolutely beautiful, showing the genius of Paul

    6 Jan 2011 Reply
  • juanfelipemv

    The best song in RAM (not originally included in the album but was the first single from it)

    6 Jan 2009 Reply

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