Billboard #1 Hits: #326: “Band On The Run”- Paul McCartney & Wings. June 8, 1974. #1 for 1 week in Billboard Hot 100.
- Single: “Band On The Run” -Paul McCartney & Wings
- Record Company- Apple
- Genre: Rock
- Written by Paul and Linda McCartney
- Time: 3:50
- B-side:”Nineteen Hundred and Eighty-Five”
- Album- Band On The Run
- Grade: A+
- Peaked at #1 1 week in Billboard Hot 100. #3 in UK Singles Chart, #1 in Canada and New Zealand.
Yesterday I wrote about the trip I took down south with my grandfather and cousins in the spring of 1974- and the pain I endured on hearing “The Streak” every hour on the hour while traveling. There was a plus though-the other song that was being played constantly was “Band On The Run.” For a few days I thought it odd- I thought “Band On The Run” was two songs- and thought it strange that no matter what radio station was playing it-these two songs were played back to back. Of course it is only one song. 46 years later I am still not tired of hearing this song. It would get my vote as the best post- Beatles Paul McCartney song. The album- Band On The Run also gets my vote as the best McCartney album.