Coming Up by Paul McCartney


"Coming Up" is a song written and performed by Paul McCartney. It is the opening track on his second solo album McCartney II, which was released in 1980. Like the rest of the album, the song has a minimalist synthesised feel to it. It featured vocals sped up by using a vari-speed tape machine. McCartney played all the instruments and shared harmonies with wife Linda McCartney.

"Coming Up" was a major chart hit in Britain, peaking at number 2 on the charts. In America and Canada, the live version of the song performed by Paul McCartney and Wings (released as the B-side to the single) saw much greater success.