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Nod Your Head

Written by Paul McCartney

Album This song officially appears on the Memory Almost Full Official album.
Timeline This song has been officially released in 2007
Sessions This song has been recorded during the following sessions

Other singles from Memory Almost Full

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Song facts

Nod Your Head” is a song from Paul McCartney’s 2007 album, “Memory Almost Full“.

From Wikipedia:

“Nod Your Head” is a song by Paul McCartney and the closing track to his 2007 album Memory Almost Full. The song was released as a free download single from that album on 28 August 2007 via the iTunes Store. It was packaged with a music video for the song. McCartney played all the instruments on the song.

Following “Ever Present Past” and “Dance Tonight“, “Nod Your Head” is the third song released from Memory Almost Full even though it was released primarily as a free track through iTunes.

Interview with David Khane, from Mix Online, October 1, 2007:

“Nod Your Head”: Though the recording sounds like a band, it’s all McCartney. The recording started on piano, followed by drums, and then bass and guitars. The drums featured a Violet Design Flamingo mic capturing room sound, which was compressed. “I just crushed it and kept moving it around until I was getting the air I wanted in a room mic while he was warming up. And that sound has a lot to do with the sound of the mic,” Kahne says. “Also, the take wasn’t coming together, and we redid it, and did it, and did it, and it wasn’t working. It got a little tense, and then the next take he got it. But he started goofing around, and he started yelling while he was playing, and that yelling is still a really cool part of the song.

Last updated on September 1, 2019

Lyrics

If you really love me baby
Better then staying in bed
If you really love me baby
Nod your head

If you really love me baby
Till you fall down dead she said
If you ever want to make it
Nod your head

Nod it up
Nod it down
Side to side
Round and round

If you ever want to prove it
And you're hanging on a thread
If you ever want to shake it
Nod your head

If you think the life you're leading
Is better than the life you led
If you like the life you're living
Well nod your head

Well nod it up
Nod it down
Side to side
Round and round

If you really love me baby
Better then staying in bed
If you really love me baby
Nod your head

Officially appears on


Memory Almost Full

Official album • Released in 2007

1:59 • Studio versionA

Session Recording:
March 2006
Studio:
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK


iTunes Festival: London

EP • Released in 2007

2:40 • LiveL1

Concert From "iTunes Festival" in London, United Kingdom on Jul 05, 2007


Nod Your Head

Single • Released in 2007

1:58 • Studio version


Nod Your Head

Single • Released in 2007

1.59 • Video


Dance Tonight

CD Single • Released in 2007

Studio version • Sly David Short mix

Sly Dunbar:
Production
Lady Saw:
Vocals
Sizzla:
Vocals
Cherine:
Vocals

Memory Almost Full - 2CD limited edition bonus disc

Official album • Released in 2007

1:59 • Studio versionA

Session Recording:
March 2006
Studio:
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK


Amoeba Gig

Official live • Released in 2019

2:00 • LiveL2 • 2019 mix

Performed by:
Paul McCartneyRusty AndersonAbe Laboriel Jr.Brian RayDave Arch
Steve Orchard:
Remix engineer
Randy Merrill:
Mastering engineer
Darrell Thorp:
Recording engineer

Concert From the concert in Los Angeles, USA on Jun 27, 2007

Bootlegs



Secret Live Los Angeles 2007

Unofficial live • Released in 2007

2:03 • Live

Concert From the concert in Los Angeles, USA on Jun 27, 2007


Secret Live In New York 2007

Unofficial live • Released in 2007

2:09 • Live

Concert From the concert in New York City, USA on Jun 13, 2007


Secret Live In New York 2007

Unofficial live • Released in 2007

1:04 • Live • Sample only

Concert From the concert in New York City, USA on Jun 13, 2007


Searching for Him Everywhere 2001-2014

Unofficial live • Released in 2015

2:03 • Live • July 7, 2007


Videos

Album • Amoeba Gig

Album • Nod Your Head

Live performances

“Nod Your Head” has been played in 4 concerts.

Latest concerts where “Nod Your Head” has been played


iTunes Festival

Jul 05, 2007 • United Kingdom • London • Institute for Contemporary Arts


Los Angeles • Amoeba Music

Jun 27, 2007 • USA • Los Angeles • Amoeba Music


New York City • Highline Ballroom

Jun 13, 2007 • USA • New York City • Highline Ballroom


London • Electric Ballroom

Jun 07, 2007 • United Kingdom • London • Electric Ballroom


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