Singalong Junk

Written by Paul McCartney Instrumental

Album This song officially appears on the McCartney LP.
Timeline This song has been officially released in 1970
Timeline This song has been written (or started being written) in 1968 (Paul McCartney was 26 years old)

Master release


Related sessions

This song has been recorded during the following studio sessions



Other songs from "McCartney" appearing on "Unplugged" (1991)


That Would Be Something

Officially appears on McCartney


Every Night

Officially appears on McCartney


Junk

Officially appears on McCartney

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Song facts

Singalong Junk” is an instrumental version of “Junk“, both songs appearing on Paul McCartney’s debut solo album, “McCartney“, released in April 1970.

This was take 1, for the vocal version, which was take 2, and a shorter version. Guitars, and piano and bass, were put on at home, and the rest added at Morgan Studios. The strings are Mellotron, and they were done at the same time as the electric guitar, bass drum, and sizzle cymbal.

Paul McCartney, from the press release of “McCartney”, April 1970

An instrumental version of “Junk” was first performed live during Paul’s appearance on MTV Unplugged on January 25, 1991, and was titled “Junk” – instead of “Singalong Junk” – when released on the Unplugged (The Official Bootleg) album

Singalong Junk” was included on the soundtrack of:

  • The 1996 movie “Jerry Maguire” (along with “Momma Miss America“)
  • The 2000 movie “Hanging Up” (but not included on the soundtrack album)
  • The 2001 french movie “My Wife Is An Actress” (no soundtrack album released)

From the press release of “McCartney”, April 1970

Last updated on April 14, 2022

Variations


A Stereo version • From "McCartney"


A1993 1993 remaster • From "McCartney (1993)"

A2011 2011 remaster • From "McCartney - Archive Collection"

A2020 2020 half-speed mastering • From "McCartney (50th Anniversary)"

Officially appears on


McCartney

LP • Released in 1970

2:37 • Studio versionA • Stereo

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Drums, Electric guitar, Mellotron, Piano, Producer
Phil McDonald :
Mixing engineer
Robin Black :
Recording engineer

Session Recording:
December, 1969
Studio :
At home, Cavendish Avenue, London

Session Overdubs:
Feb 12-20, 1970
Studio :
Morgan Studios, London

Session Mixing:
Feb 21, 1970
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

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


McCartney (by DCC Compact Classics)

CD • Released in 1992

2:37 • Studio versionA1992 • Stereo • 1992 remaster

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Drums, Electric guitar, Mellotron, Piano, Producer
Phil McDonald :
Mixing engineer
Robin Black :
Recording engineer
Steve Hoffman :
Remastering

Session Recording:
December, 1969
Studio :
At home, Cavendish Avenue, London

Session Overdubs:
Feb 12-20, 1970
Studio :
Morgan Studios, London

Session Mixing:
Feb 21, 1970
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

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


McCartney (1993)

Official album • Released in 1993

2:37 • Studio versionA1993 • Stereo • 1993 remaster

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Drums, Electric guitar, Mellotron, Piano, Producer
Phil McDonald :
Mixing engineer
Robin Black :
Recording engineer
Peter Mew :
Remastering

Session Recording:
December, 1969
Studio :
At home, Cavendish Avenue, London

Session Overdubs:
Feb 12-20, 1970
Studio :
Morgan Studios, London

Session Mixing:
Feb 21, 1970
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

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


Jerry Maguire (Music From The Motion Picture)

CD • Released in 1996

2:37 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Drums, Electric guitar, Mellotron, Piano, Producer
Phil McDonald :
Mixing engineer
Robin Black :
Recording engineer

Session Recording:
December, 1969
Studio :
At home, Cavendish Avenue, London

Session Overdubs:
Feb 12-20, 1970
Studio :
Morgan Studios, London

Session Mixing:
Feb 21, 1970
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

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


McCartney - Archive Collection

Official album • Released in 2011

2:38 • Studio versionA2011 • Stereo • 2011 remaster

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Drums, Electric guitar, Mellotron, Piano, Producer
Phil McDonald :
Mixing engineer
Robin Black :
Recording engineer
Guy Massey :
Remastering
Steve Rooke :
Remastering
Simon Gibson :
Remastering

Session Recording:
December, 1969
Studio :
At home, Cavendish Avenue, London

Session Overdubs:
Feb 12-20, 1970
Studio :
Morgan Studios, London

Session Mixing:
Feb 21, 1970
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

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


McCartney (Limited Red LP)

LP • Released in 2017

2:38 • Studio versionA2011 • Stereo • 2011 remaster

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Drums, Electric guitar, Mellotron, Piano, Producer
Phil McDonald :
Mixing engineer
Robin Black :
Recording engineer
Guy Massey :
Remastering
Steve Rooke :
Remastering
Simon Gibson :
Remastering

Session Recording:
December, 1969
Studio :
At home, Cavendish Avenue, London

Session Overdubs:
Feb 12-20, 1970
Studio :
Morgan Studios, London

Session Mixing:
Feb 21, 1970
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

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


McCartney (50th Anniversary)

Official album • Released in 2020

2:37 • Studio versionA2020 • 2020 half-speed mastering

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Drums, Electric guitar, Mellotron, Piano, Producer
Phil McDonald :
Mixing engineer
Robin Black :
Recording engineer
Miles Showell :
Mastering

Session Recording:
December, 1969
Studio :
At home, Cavendish Avenue, London

Session Overdubs:
Feb 12-20, 1970
Studio :
Morgan Studios, London

Session Mixing:
Feb 21, 1970
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

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


McCartney I II III Limited Edition Colour 3LP Box Set

LP • Released in 2022

2:38 • Studio versionA2011 • Stereo • 2011 remaster

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Drums, Electric guitar, Mellotron, Piano, Producer
Phil McDonald :
Mixing engineer
Robin Black :
Recording engineer
Guy Massey :
Remastering
Steve Rooke :
Remastering
Simon Gibson :
Remastering

Session Recording:
December, 1969
Studio :
At home, Cavendish Avenue, London

Session Overdubs:
Feb 12-20, 1970
Studio :
Morgan Studios, London

Session Mixing:
Feb 21, 1970
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

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


McCartney I II III Box Set

Official album • Released in 2022

2:38 • Studio versionA2011 • Stereo • 2011 remaster

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Drums, Electric guitar, Mellotron, Piano, Producer
Phil McDonald :
Mixing engineer
Robin Black :
Recording engineer
Guy Massey :
Remastering
Steve Rooke :
Remastering
Simon Gibson :
Remastering

Session Recording:
December, 1969
Studio :
At home, Cavendish Avenue, London

Session Overdubs:
Feb 12-20, 1970
Studio :
Morgan Studios, London

Session Mixing:
Feb 21, 1970
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

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

Bootlegs


McCartney - Ultimate Archive Collection

Unofficial album • Released in 2015

2:38 • Studio versionA2011

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Drums, Electric guitar, Mellotron, Piano, Producer
Phil McDonald :
Mixing engineer
Robin Black :
Recording engineer

Session Recording:
December, 1969
Studio :
At home, Cavendish Avenue, London

Session Overdubs:
Feb 12-20, 1970
Studio :
Morgan Studios, London

Session Mixing:
Feb 21, 1970
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

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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RamFan 12 years ago

My favourite album ever


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