Did We Meet Somewhere Before?

Written by Paul McCartneyUnreleased song

Related sessions

This song has been recorded during the following studio sessions

Overdubs for Cold Cuts project

September / October 1986

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Song facts

From The Beatles Rarity:

[“Did We Meet Somewhere Before?” is] a ballad-like track recorded during the sessions for the last Wings album Back To The Egg, sometime between June 29 and July 27, 1978. Aside from Paul and Linda McCartney, the band line up at this time included Wings-original Denny Laine, lead guitarist Laurence Juber and former Elton John drummer Steve Holly. “Did We Meet Somewhere Before?” was not actually intended for inclusion on the Egg album though, but for use in the new film Heaven Can Wait (starring Warren Beatty). The final version of the film however, did not include the song. A few bits of it did surface a year later in the Ramone’s film Rock ‘N’ Roll High School but the song did not appear on the soundtrack. […]

Did We Meet Somewhere Before? – Written as the theme song for the Warren Beatty movie Heaven Can Wait and recorded with Wings in Abbey Road Studios, in Fall 1977. When it was rejected it got a second chance, two years later, at the beginning of the Ramones’ Rock & Roll High School movie. The director Allan Arkush, apparently could use it for a meagre $500. However: it’s only a snippet of the track, there’s no screen credit, nor is the song on the soundtrack LP.

Last updated on February 6, 2020


MoMac's Hidden Tracks Vol.11

Unofficial album

5:01 • Studio version

MoMac's Hidden Tracks Vol.11

Unofficial album

5:00 • Studio version

Cold Cuts

Unofficial album • Released in 1996

5:01 • Studio version

B-Sides Complete Vol. 6

Unofficial album • Released in 2000

5:01 • Studio versionA

Let 'Em Out Vol. 3 - Outtakes & Upgrades

Unofficial album • Released in 2010

5:04 • Alternate take

Live performances

Paul McCartney has never played this song in concert.


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