The Paul McCartney Project

Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive

Album This song officially appears on the Kisses On the Bottom Official album.
Timeline This song has been officially released in 2012

Related sessions

This song has been recorded during the following studio sessions


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Song facts

Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive” is a 1944 song written by Harold Arlen and the lyrics by Johnny Mercer. The song was nominated for the “Academy Award for Best Original Song” at the 18th Academy Awards in 1945 after being used in the film Here Come the Waves. Many artists covered it over the years, including Paul McCartney on his 2012 album “Kisses On The Bottom

Last updated on November 1, 2020

Lyrics

You've got to accentuate the positive
Eliminate the negative
And latch on to the affirmative
Don't mess with Mister In-Between

You've got to spread joy up to the maximum
Bring gloom down to the minimum
Have faith or pandemonium
Liable to walk upon the scene

To illustrate my last remark
Jonah in the whale, Noah in the ark
What did they do just when everything seemed so dark?

Man, they said "We gotta accentuate the positive "
"Eliminate the negative"
"Latch on to the affirmative"
Don't mess with Mister In-Between

~ SOLO ~

To illustrate my last remark
Jonah in the whale and Noah in the ark
What did they do just when everything seemed so dark?

Man, they said "We'd better accentuate the positive "
"Eliminate the negative"
"And latch on to the affirmative"
Don't mess with Mister In-Between
Oh No! Um go, there babe, it's way too dark, for you
Don't mess with Mister In-Between

Variations


A Cover from "Kisses On The Bottom"

L1 Live from Capitol Studios

Officially appears on


Kisses On the Bottom

Official album • Released in 2012

2:32 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Vocals
Tommy LiPuma :
Producer
Diana Krall :
Piano, Rhythm arrangement
Karriem Riggins :
Drums
Robert Hurst :
Bass
John Pizzarelli :
Guitar
Al Schmitt :
Mixing engineer, Recording engineer
Steve Genewick :
Additional engineering
Fernando Lodeiro :
Assistant engineer
Elliot Scheiner :
Additional engineering
Brian Montgomery :
Additional engineering

Session Recording:
May 2011 ?
Studio :
Avatar Studios, New York, USA


Kisses On The Bottom - Complete Kisses

Official album • Released in 2012

2:32 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Vocals
Tommy LiPuma :
Producer
Diana Krall :
Piano, Rhythm arrangement
Karriem Riggins :
Drums
Robert Hurst :
Bass
John Pizzarelli :
Guitar
Al Schmitt :
Mixing engineer, Recording engineer
Steve Genewick :
Additional engineering
Fernando Lodeiro :
Assistant engineer
Elliot Scheiner :
Additional engineering
Brian Montgomery :
Additional engineering

Session Recording:
May 2011 ?
Studio :
Avatar Studios, New York, USA


Kisses On The Bottom - Complete Kisses

Official album • Released in 2012

2:51 • LiveL1 • Live From Capitol Studios

Paul McCartney :
Vocals
Abe Laboriel Jr. :
Background vocals
Tommy LiPuma :
Producer
Diana Krall :
Piano
Karriem Riggins :
Drums
John Pizzarelli :
Guitar
John Clayton :
Bass
Al Schmitt :
Mixing engineer, Recording engineer

Concert From "Live From Capitol Studios" in Los Angeles, USA on Feb 09, 2012


Kisses On the Bottom (Deluxe version)

Official album • Released in 2012

2:32 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Vocals
Tommy LiPuma :
Producer
Diana Krall :
Piano, Rhythm arrangement
Karriem Riggins :
Drums
Robert Hurst :
Bass
John Pizzarelli :
Guitar
Al Schmitt :
Mixing engineer, Recording engineer
Steve Genewick :
Additional engineering
Fernando Lodeiro :
Assistant engineer
Elliot Scheiner :
Additional engineering
Brian Montgomery :
Additional engineering

Session Recording:
May 2011 ?
Studio :
Avatar Studios, New York, USA


iTunes Live from Capitol Studios

Official live • Released in 2012

2:51 • LiveL1

Paul McCartney :
Vocals
Abe Laboriel Jr. :
Background vocals
Tommy LiPuma :
Producer
Diana Krall :
Piano
Karriem Riggins :
Drums
John Pizzarelli :
Guitar
John Clayton :
Bass
Al Schmitt :
Mixing engineer, Recording engineer

Concert From "Live From Capitol Studios" in Los Angeles, USA on Feb 09, 2012

Bootlegs


Kisses on the bottom - Ultimate Archive Collection

Unofficial album • Released in 2015

2:31 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Vocals
Tommy LiPuma :
Producer
Diana Krall :
Piano, Rhythm arrangement
Karriem Riggins :
Drums
Robert Hurst :
Bass
John Pizzarelli :
Guitar
Al Schmitt :
Mixing engineer, Recording engineer
Steve Genewick :
Additional engineering
Fernando Lodeiro :
Assistant engineer
Elliot Scheiner :
Additional engineering
Brian Montgomery :
Additional engineering

Session Recording:
May 2011 ?
Studio :
Avatar Studios, New York, USA


Kisses on the bottom - Ultimate Archive Collection

Unofficial album • Released in 2015

2:51 • LiveL1

Paul McCartney :
Vocals
Abe Laboriel Jr. :
Background vocals
Tommy LiPuma :
Producer
Diana Krall :
Piano
Karriem Riggins :
Drums
John Pizzarelli :
Guitar
John Clayton :
Bass
Al Schmitt :
Mixing engineer, Recording engineer

Concert From "Live From Capitol Studios" in Los Angeles, USA on Feb 09, 2012

Videos

Live performances

“Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive” has been played in 1 concerts.

Latest concerts where Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive has been played


Live From Capitol Studios

Feb 09, 2012 • USA • Los Angeles • Capitol Records Building


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