The Paul McCartney Project

We All Stand Together

Written by Paul McCartney

Album This song officially appears on the We All Stand Together 7" Single.
Timeline This song has been officially released in 1984
Sessions This song has been recorded during the following sessions

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Song facts

From Wikipedia:

“We All Stand Together” (sometimes referred to as the Frog Song or the Frog Chorus) is a song by Paul McCartney and the Frog Chorus.

“We All Stand Together” is from the animated film Rupert and the Frog Song and reached number three in the UK Singles Chart in 1984. Originally released in June 1983, McCartney re-released the single on the Christmas charts in 1984.

The “Frog Chorus” backing on the song was provided by the King’s Singers choral group and the choir of St Paul’s Cathedral. The ‘flute playing frog’ was Elena Durán. The B-side of the single contains a “Humming Version” of the song performed by McCartney and the Finchley Frogettes.

The song re-entered the UK Singles Chart one year later in 1985, one of three hits to do so that originally charted in December 1984 (“Do They Know It’s Christmas?” by Band Aid and “Last Christmas” by Wham! were the other two).

Despite its relative success, the song attracted criticism for its light subject matter and is sometimes cited as a sign of the decline of McCartney’s songwriting talent after The Beatles, despite being recorded for a children’s film.

Two shaped picture discs were issued on the 12 November 1984 and 1985, the only difference being a plain clear sleeve on the later version. The song also appears on the UK/Canada version of McCartney’s 1987 compilation album, All the Best!.

In Monterrey, Mexico, the song’s music video played at the start of each broadcast day on Channel 12, minutes before the show ¡Mira qué bonito!, hosted by Romulo Lozano, Raul Salcedo “Cascarita” and Esperancita Berrones. The song topped the singles charts there for a record breaking 99 weeks.

In Mexico City, it was shown at the beginning of each broadcast day on Canal 5.

From Facebook – Paul and Rupert Bear during the video shoot for ‘We All Stand Together’ #ThrowbackThursday #TBT

Last updated on September 7, 2017

Lyrics

Win or lose, sink or swim
One thing is certain we'll never give in
Side by side, hand in hand
We all stand together

Play the game, fight the fight
But what's the point on a beautiful night?
Arm in arm, hand in hand
We all stand together

La…..
Keeping us warm in the night
La la la la
Walk in the light
You'll get it right

REPEAT

Win or lose, sink or swim
One thing is certain we'll never give in
Arm in arm, hand in hand
We all stand together

Officially appears on


We All Stand Together

7" Single • Released in 1984

4:25 • Studio version

Paul McCartney:
Backing vocals, Vocals
Eric Stewart:
Backing vocals
John Barclay:
Trumpet
Nigel Perrin:
Vocals
Alastair Hume:
Vocals
Bill Ives:
Vocals
Anthony Holt:
Vocals
Simon Carrington:
Vocals
Brian Kay:
Vocals
London Community Gospel Choir:
Vocals
Pete Beachill:
Euphonium
Robin Williams:
Violin
Pete Swinfield:
Flute
Gary Kettel:
Tympani

We All Stand Together

7" Single • Released in 1984

2:23 • Studio version


All The Best!

Official album • Released in 1987

4:24 • Studio version


Pipes Of Peace (1993)

Official album • Released in 1993

Studio version


Tropic Island Hum

CD Single • Released in 2004

4:24 • Studio version


Pure McCartney (Deluxe)

Official album • Released in 2016

Studio version

Bootlegs


MoMac's Hidden Tracks Vol.16

Unofficial album

4:00 • Studio version


MoMac's Hidden Tracks Vol.17

Unofficial album

2:21 • Studio version


MoMac's Hidden Tracks Vol.29

Unofficial album

4:25 • Studio version


Unsurpassed Rudeness

Unofficial album

4:03 • Outtake


Tug Of Peace

Unofficial album

3:56 • Outtake


Live performances

Paul McCartney has never played this song in concert.


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