The Paul McCartney Project

Good Sign

Written by Paul McCartney

Album This song officially appears on the This One 12" Single.
Timeline This song has been officially released in 1989
Timeline This song has been written (or started being written) in 1987 (Paul McCartney was 45 years old)

Related sessions

This song has been recorded during the following studio sessions


Demo recordings

August 1987



"Flowers In The Dirt" session #5

September - November 1988

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Lyrics

That's a good, that's a good sign, that's a good, that's a good sign.
Oh, oh, oh, it's a good sign, oh, oh, oh, it's a good sign,
oh, oh, oh, it's a good sign, oh, oh, oh yeah, it's a...

I love the way that my heartbeat increases when you walk in a room.
The chemicals that my body releases dispel any feelings of gloom.
That's a good sign, see the meter's moving, that's a good sign, let us keep improving,
that's a good sign, see the meter's moving, that's a good sign. Don't you know?

I love electrical shocks and surprises keep attacking my heart.
I know the way my temperature's rises had to be there from the start.
That's a good sign, see the meter's moving, that's a good sign, let us keep improving,
that's a good sign, see the meter's moving, that's a good sign. Don't you know? Don't you know?

That's a good sign, see the meter's moving, that's a good sign, let us keep improving,
oh, oh, oh, it's a good sign, oh, oh, oh, it's a good sign, oh, oh, oh, it's a good sign. Right now.

I love the way that my heartbeat increases when you walk in a room.
The chemicals that my body releases dispel any feelings of gloom.
That's a good, that's a good sign, that's a good, that's a good sign.
That's a good, that's a good, ooh, ooh, ooh. Don't you know? Don't you know?
Ooh, don't you know? Don't you know? Ooh. Ooh, ooh
Good, good, good, good, good, good, good, good.

That's a good sign, see the meter's moving, that's a good sign, let us keep improving,
that's a good sign, see the meter's moving, that's a good sign. Don't you know? Don't you know?
That's a good sign, see the meter's moving, that's a good sign, let us keep improving.

Officially appears on


This One

12" Single • Released in 1989

6:52 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Arrangement, Backing vocals, Bass, Piano (?), Producer, Synthesizers (?), Vocals
Linda McCartney :
Backing vocals
Robbie McIntosh :
Electric guitar
Hamish Stuart :
Electric guitar
Paul Wickens :
Synthesizers (?)
Chris Whitten :
Drums
Neil Dorfsman :
Producer
Clare Fischer :
Arrangement
Alex Acuna :
Percussion
David Clayton :
Piano (?), Synthesizers (?)
Duncan Bridgeman :
Remixing
Joe Dworniak :
Remixing

Session Recording:
July 1988
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

Session Overdubs:
September - November 1988
Studio :
Olympic Sound Studios, London

Session Overdubs:
Dec 08, 1988
Studio :
Mad Hatter Studios, Los Angeles, USA

Credits & recording details courtesy of Luca Perasi • Buy Paul McCartney: Recording Sessions (1969-2013) on Amazon


Good Sign

12" Single • Released in 1989

6:52 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Arrangement, Backing vocals, Bass, Piano (?), Producer, Synthesizers (?), Vocals
Linda McCartney :
Backing vocals
Robbie McIntosh :
Electric guitar
Hamish Stuart :
Electric guitar
Paul Wickens :
Synthesizers (?)
Chris Whitten :
Drums
Neil Dorfsman :
Producer
Clare Fischer :
Arrangement
Alex Acuna :
Percussion
David Clayton :
Piano (?), Synthesizers (?)
Duncan Bridgeman :
Remixing
Joe Dworniak :
Remixing

Session Recording:
July 1988
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

Session Overdubs:
September - November 1988
Studio :
Olympic Sound Studios, London

Session Overdubs:
Dec 08, 1988
Studio :
Mad Hatter Studios, Los Angeles, USA

Credits & recording details courtesy of Luca Perasi • Buy Paul McCartney: Recording Sessions (1969-2013) on Amazon


Good Sign

12" Single • Released in 1989

7:22 • Studio versionA1 • Groove Mix

Paul McCartney :
Arrangement, Backing vocals, Bass, Piano (?), Producer, Synthesizers (?), Vocals
Linda McCartney :
Backing vocals
Robbie McIntosh :
Electric guitar
Hamish Stuart :
Electric guitar
Paul Wickens :
Synthesizers (?)
Chris Whitten :
Drums
Neil Dorfsman :
Producer
Clare Fischer :
Arrangement
Alex Acuna :
Percussion
David Clayton :
Piano (?), Synthesizers (?)
Duncan Bridgeman :
Remixing
Joe Dworniak :
Remixing

Session Recording:
July 1988
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

Session Overdubs:
September - November 1988
Studio :
Olympic Sound Studios, London

Session Overdubs:
Dec 08, 1988
Studio :
Mad Hatter Studios, Los Angeles, USA

Credits & recording details courtesy of Luca Perasi • Buy Paul McCartney: Recording Sessions (1969-2013) on Amazon


Flowers In The Dirt - Archive Collection

Official album • Released in 2017

6:59 • Studio versionA

Bootlegs


MoMac's Hidden Tracks Vol.22

Unofficial album

6:43 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Arrangement, Backing vocals, Bass, Piano (?), Producer, Synthesizers (?), Vocals
Linda McCartney :
Backing vocals
Robbie McIntosh :
Electric guitar
Hamish Stuart :
Electric guitar
Paul Wickens :
Synthesizers (?)
Chris Whitten :
Drums
Neil Dorfsman :
Producer
Clare Fischer :
Arrangement
Alex Acuna :
Percussion
David Clayton :
Piano (?), Synthesizers (?)
Duncan Bridgeman :
Remixing
Joe Dworniak :
Remixing

Session Recording:
July 1988
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

Session Overdubs:
September - November 1988
Studio :
Olympic Sound Studios, London

Session Overdubs:
Dec 08, 1988
Studio :
Mad Hatter Studios, Los Angeles, USA

Credits & recording details courtesy of Luca Perasi • Buy Paul McCartney: Recording Sessions (1969-2013) on Amazon


MoMac's Hidden Tracks Vol.22

Unofficial album

7:35 • Studio versionA1 • Groove Mix

Paul McCartney :
Arrangement, Backing vocals, Bass, Piano (?), Producer, Synthesizers (?), Vocals
Linda McCartney :
Backing vocals
Robbie McIntosh :
Electric guitar
Hamish Stuart :
Electric guitar
Paul Wickens :
Synthesizers (?)
Chris Whitten :
Drums
Neil Dorfsman :
Producer
Clare Fischer :
Arrangement
Alex Acuna :
Percussion
David Clayton :
Piano (?), Synthesizers (?)
Duncan Bridgeman :
Remixing
Joe Dworniak :
Remixing

Session Recording:
July 1988
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

Session Overdubs:
September - November 1988
Studio :
Olympic Sound Studios, London

Session Overdubs:
Dec 08, 1988
Studio :
Mad Hatter Studios, Los Angeles, USA

Credits & recording details courtesy of Luca Perasi • Buy Paul McCartney: Recording Sessions (1969-2013) on Amazon


B-Sides Complete Vol. 3

Unofficial album • Released in 2000

6:40 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Arrangement, Backing vocals, Bass, Piano (?), Producer, Synthesizers (?), Vocals
Linda McCartney :
Backing vocals
Robbie McIntosh :
Electric guitar
Hamish Stuart :
Electric guitar
Paul Wickens :
Synthesizers (?)
Chris Whitten :
Drums
Neil Dorfsman :
Producer
Clare Fischer :
Arrangement
Alex Acuna :
Percussion
David Clayton :
Piano (?), Synthesizers (?)
Duncan Bridgeman :
Remixing
Joe Dworniak :
Remixing

Session Recording:
July 1988
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

Session Overdubs:
September - November 1988
Studio :
Olympic Sound Studios, London

Session Overdubs:
Dec 08, 1988
Studio :
Mad Hatter Studios, Los Angeles, USA

Credits & recording details courtesy of Luca Perasi • Buy Paul McCartney: Recording Sessions (1969-2013) on Amazon


UK Singles Collection - Volume 04

Unofficial album • Released in 2007

6:56 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Arrangement, Backing vocals, Bass, Piano (?), Producer, Synthesizers (?), Vocals
Linda McCartney :
Backing vocals
Robbie McIntosh :
Electric guitar
Hamish Stuart :
Electric guitar
Paul Wickens :
Synthesizers (?)
Chris Whitten :
Drums
Neil Dorfsman :
Producer
Clare Fischer :
Arrangement
Alex Acuna :
Percussion
David Clayton :
Piano (?), Synthesizers (?)
Duncan Bridgeman :
Remixing
Joe Dworniak :
Remixing

Session Recording:
July 1988
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

Session Overdubs:
September - November 1988
Studio :
Olympic Sound Studios, London

Session Overdubs:
Dec 08, 1988
Studio :
Mad Hatter Studios, Los Angeles, USA

Credits & recording details courtesy of Luca Perasi • Buy Paul McCartney: Recording Sessions (1969-2013) on Amazon


"B" Sides Himself

Unofficial album • Released in 2011

7:27 • Studio versionA1 • Groove Mix

Paul McCartney :
Arrangement, Backing vocals, Bass, Piano (?), Producer, Synthesizers (?), Vocals
Linda McCartney :
Backing vocals
Robbie McIntosh :
Electric guitar
Hamish Stuart :
Electric guitar
Paul Wickens :
Synthesizers (?)
Chris Whitten :
Drums
Neil Dorfsman :
Producer
Clare Fischer :
Arrangement
Alex Acuna :
Percussion
David Clayton :
Piano (?), Synthesizers (?)
Duncan Bridgeman :
Remixing
Joe Dworniak :
Remixing

Session Recording:
July 1988
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

Session Overdubs:
September - November 1988
Studio :
Olympic Sound Studios, London

Session Overdubs:
Dec 08, 1988
Studio :
Mad Hatter Studios, Los Angeles, USA

Credits & recording details courtesy of Luca Perasi • Buy Paul McCartney: Recording Sessions (1969-2013) on Amazon


Live performances

Paul McCartney has never played this song in concert.


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