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"Another Day"
Single by Paul McCartney
B-side "Oh Woman, Oh Why"
Released 19 February 1971
Format 7"
Recorded December 1970
Genre Rock
Length 3:41
Label Apple Records
Writer(s) Paul McCartney
Linda McCartney
Producer Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney singles chronology
"Another Day"/"Oh Woman, Oh Why"
"The Back Seat of My Car" (with Linda McCartney)

"Another Day" is a song recorded by Paul McCartney in New York in 1970, during the sessions for his album Ram. The first single of McCartney's solo career,[1] it was released in February 1971 with "Oh Woman, Oh Why" as the B-side. Neither song was included on Ram.

"Another Day" is written in an observational style reminiscent of "Eleanor Rigby" and "She's Leaving Home". The lyrics describe the drudgery and sadness of an unnamed woman's life at work and at home, with the lilting melody of the verses and "du du du"s of the chorus contrasting with the darker tone (lyrically and musically) of the bridges. Linda McCartney provided harmony vocals, and she is credited as co-writer, but this was seen as a business manoeuvre in the post-Beatles legal matters.[1]

The song was a hit in the US and UK, peaking at number five in the US and number two in the UK in March 1971.[2] In Australia the song spent one week at number one. In France, the song was a number one hit.

Although "Another Day" and "Oh Woman, Oh Why" were not originally released on Ram, some CD re-releases of Ram have one or both songs as bonus tracks. "Another Day" has also appeared on several of McCartney's greatest hits albums, including All the Best!. It also appeared on the Wings greatest hits compilations Wings Greatest and Wingspan: Hits and History even though the song was not credited to Wings and predates the formation of Wings.

This song is referenced in John Lennon's "How Do You Sleep?" and featured in the films "50 First Dates" (2004) and "The Lovely Bones" (2009).


  1. ^ a b Janovitz, Scott. "Review of "Another Day"". Allmusic. Retrieved 2009-08-28. 
  2. ^ Rees, Dafydd; Crampton, Luke (1991). Rock Movers & Shakers. Billboard Books. 


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