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Encyclopedia > Live and Let Die (song)

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"Live and Let Die"
"Live and Let Die" cover
Single by Paul McCartney and Wings
from the album Live and Let Die
B-side(s) "I Lie Around"
Released 1 June 1973
Format 7" single
Recorded 1973
Genre Rock
Length 3:12
Label Apple Records
Writer(s) Paul McCartney
Producer(s) Paul McCartney and George Martin
Certification RIAA (US) Gold August 31, 1973
Chart positions
Paul McCartney and Wings singles chronology
"My Love"
(with Wings)
(1972)
"Live and Let Die"
(with Wings)
(1972)
"Helen Wheels"
(with Wings)
(1973)
"Live and Let Die"
"Live and Let Die" cover
Single by Guns N' Roses
from the album Use Your Illusion I
Released 1991
Recorded 1990
Genre Hard rock
Length 2:59
Label Geffen Records
Writer(s) Paul McCartney
Producer(s) Mike Clink and Guns N' Roses
Chart positions
  • #20
Guns N' Roses singles chronology
Don't Cry Live and Let Die November Rain

"Live and Let Die", from the James Bond film and soundtrack Live and Let Die, is one of Sir Paul McCartney's most successful singles. Written with his wife Linda McCartney, it reunited the former Beatle with producer George Martin. Although the most famous version of the song remains George Martin's recording of the McCartneys' Wings, it was later covered by Guns N' Roses and, due to its status as a Bond theme song, by The Pretenders (the latter released exclusively on the album Shaken and Stirred: The David Arnold James Bond Project). The song has a unique musical structure for a piece of pop music. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... A collection of various CD singles In music, a single is a short recording of one or more separate tracks. ... Wings was a rock music band led by Paul McCartney, formed a couple of years after the dissolution of The Beatles. ... The soundtrack for Live and Let Die was released in 1973. ... 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A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ... Sir James Paul McCartney MBE (born June 18, 1942) is a Grammy Award-winning English singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who first gained worldwide fame as one of the founding members of The Beatles. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Music recording sales certification is a system of certifying that a music recording has sold a certain number of copies. ... August 31 is the 243rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (244th in leap years), with 122 days remaining. ... 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday. ... 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Sir James Paul McCartney MBE (born June 18, 1942) is a Grammy Award-winning English singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who first gained worldwide fame as one of the founding members of The Beatles. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... Mike Clink started his career as an engineer at the famed Record Plant, recording such bands as Metallica (including tracks found on “Garage, Inc. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... A record chart, also known as a music chart, is a method of ranking music according to popularity during a given period of time. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Dont Cry is a song by Guns N Roses. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... 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The theme music of a radio or television program is a piece that is written specifically for that show and usually played during the title sequence and/or end credits. ... The Pretenders are an Anglo-American rock band. ...


"Live and Let Die" was the first James Bond theme song to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song, losing out to the theme song from "The Way We Were."


Parody

In 1984, McCartney asked "Weird Al" Yankovic when he was going to parody one of his songs.[1] A couple of years later, Yankovic asked for permission to put his "Live and Let Die" parody "Chicken Pot Pie" on an album. McCartney denied the use because he is a vegetarian and didn't want to promote the eating of animal flesh. Fellow vegetarian Yankovic said he respected the decision.[2] Weird Al Yankovic (album) Alfred Matthew Weird Al Yankovic (IPA pronunciation: ; born October 23, 1959) is an American musician, satirist, parodist, accordionist, and television producer. ...


Trivia

The song is played in an episode of King Of The Hill, during a high school flashback scene involving Hank, Dale and Bill accidentally driving Boomhauer's car into a quarry. King of the Hill is a satirical American animated television series created by Mike Judge (creator of Beavis and Butt-head) and Greg Daniels for the FOX Network. ...


The lyrics are sometimes criticized for the strange phrase but if this ever-changing world in which we live in, but that is actually a mis-hearing of the lyric but if this ever-changing world in which we're livin'.[citation needed]


Malajube, a band from Québec, sings the famous line "When you were young and your heart was an open book..." at the end of their song "M Pupille" on the single of "Étienne d'aout".

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James Bond title themes
Official films
John Barry Orchestra "The James Bond Theme" • Matt Monro "From Russia with Love" • Shirley Bassey "Goldfinger" • Tom Jones "Thunderball" • Nancy Sinatra "You Only Live Twice" • John Barry orchestra "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" • Shirley Bassey "Diamonds Are Forever" • Paul McCartney & Wings " Live and Let Die" • Lulu "The Man with the Golden Gun" • Carly Simon "Nobody Does It Better" • Shirley Bassey "Moonraker" • Sheena Easton "For Your Eyes Only" • Rita Coolidge "All Time High" • Duran Duran "A View to a Kill" • a-ha "The Living Daylights" • Gladys Knight "Licence To Kill" • Tina Turner " GoldenEye" • Sheryl Crow "Tomorrow Never Dies" • Garbage "The World Is Not Enough" • Madonna "Die Another Day" • Chris Cornell "You Know My Name"
Unofficial films
Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass "Casino Royale" | Lani Hall "Never Say Never Again"

 
 

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