Billboard #1 Hits: #487: ‘Coming Up [Live At Glasgow]- Paul McCartney. June 28, 1980. #1 for 3 weeks in Billboard Hot 100.
- Single: ‘Coming Up [Live At Glasgow]- Paul McCartney
- Record Company- Columbia
- Genre: Funk Rock
- Written by Paul McCartney
- Time: 3:49
- B side: ‘Lunch Box/ Odd Sox’
- Album- McCartney II
- Grade: B+
- Peaked at #1 3 weeks in Billboard Hot 100. #2 in UK Singles Chart, #1 in Canada.
It’s hard to believe how time passes by so quickly. ‘Coming Up’ was the last #1 solo single by Paul McCartney- 41 years ago… he would have to more in the early 80’s- duets with Stevie Wonder and Michael Jackson but the big hit singles were starting to dry up. Someone who did hear ‘Coming Up’ and was impressed was John Lennon who called “Coming Up’ a ‘good piece of work’ and according to Paul it helped to get John back in the recording studio in 1980. Lennon would go on- “I thought that Coming Up was great and I like the freak version that he made in his barn better than that live Glasgow one. If I’d have been with him I would’ve said ‘that’s the one’ too. And I thought that the record company had a nerve changing it round on him, and I know what they mean, they want to hear the real guy singing, but I like the freaky one.”