The Paul McCartney Project

Best Friend

Written by Paul McCartney

Album This song officially appears on the Red Rose Speedway (2018) Official album.
Timeline This song has been officially released in 2018

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Song facts

Recorded live in 1972, this rocker is a nice memento of the 1972-era Wings as a live act.

Best Friend – Recorded live, during the Wings European tour in 1972 at the Cine Roma in Antwerp, Belgium on August 22nd. The song was recorded in order to be included on Red Rose Speedway. Over the years it was sweetened with acoustic, rhythm and percussion overdubs and even got retitled as ‘Why Did You Treat Me So Bad?’ – A clear message to his estranged brother John Lennon.

Last updated on April 22, 2016

Officially appears on

Red Rose Speedway (2018)

Official album • Released in 2018

LiveL1 • Live In Antwerp

Wings Over Europe

Official album • Released in 2018

4:04 • LiveL2

Performed by:
Paul McCartneyLinda McCartneyDenny LaineHenry McCulloughDenny Seiwell
Paul McCartney:
Alan Parsons:
Recording engineer
Alex Wharton:
Steve Orchard:
Jeremy Gee:
Recording engineer assistant
Graham Fleming:
Recording engineer assistant

Concert From the concert in Antwerp, Belgium on Aug 22, 1972

Live performances

“Best Friend” has been played in 17 concerts.

Latest concerts where “Best Friend” has been played


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