PAUL McCARTNEY - C'Mon PeoplePAUL McCARTNEY - C'Mon PeoplePAUL McCARTNEY - C'Mon PeoplePAUL McCARTNEY - C'Mon PeoplePAUL McCARTNEY - C'Mon PeoplePAUL McCARTNEY - C'Mon People
Release date - 22 February 1993
- AC'Mon People
- BI Can't Imagine
Off The Ground
'C’mon People' was released as the second single from Off The Ground and was written in 1991 whilst Paul was on holiday in Jamaica. George Martin was involved in the recording of the song, conducting an orchestral overdub at Abbey Road Studios.
I was on holiday in Jamaica. I love the people there, it’s very laid back and I feel very musical when I’m there, so I always try to get a piano or something in case I want to write. Often, in the afternoons, I sit around and see if I fancy writing a song, and one day I just started chugging on this little riff and ‘C’mon People’ came out. I think of it as very Sixties, a bit Beatley; I used to resist any Beatles influences in my writing, thinking that I’d done that bit in my career and that maybe I should now do something completely different, but that means denying some stuff that might be very good. I mean, I’ve got a reasonable claim to the Beatles’ style, so there’s probably nobody out there who’s going to bother if I or George or Ringo do stuff in the Beatles’ style. So that’s the way I left ‘C’mon People’ – I finished it up and it became, I think, a very optimistic song. It’s the same idea: that if enough people get together and tell the politicians how we want this world to progress – and I think it is beginning to happen, by the way -we can make a difference.Paul