Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Arrow Through Me


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"Arrow Through Me" is the last track on Side One on 1979's Wings album "Back to the Egg." Released on 14 August 1979 as a single in the United States ("Old Siam, Sir" was the single in the United Kingdom), "Arrow Through Me" peaked at No. 29 in the US and No. 27 in Canada. This was a big comedown for Wings, which had scored a Top 5 hit just months earlier with "Goodnight Tonight."

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So, "Arrow Through Me" was not particularly successful nor particularly memorable. It sounded like a lot of other make-out songs from the 1970s, not that there's anything wrong with that. Well, you can't blame Paul ... too much ... for trying different things and taking new directions. Here, McCartney tries to impart a Steely Dan vibe to high disco and, well, a lot of fans like it, so here it is. While not particularly remembered today, "Arrow Through Me" is featured in the Chevy Chase film "Oh Heavenly Dog" and was heard on "WKRP in Cincinnati." One can note in passing that a common meme on "Saturday Night Live" (Paul sometimes watched the show) and elsewhere during this period was an arrow bent so that it appeared to go through the wearer's head.

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