Paul McCartney and Wings – Hi Hi Hi (Music Video)

“Hi, Hi, Hi” is a song written by Paul and Linda McCartney and performed by Wings. It was released as a double A-side single with “C Moon” in 1972. Charts The single peaked at number five in the United Kingdom[1] and at number 10 in the United States in January 1973. The song became a staple of Wings’ live shows in the […]

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Hi, Hi, Hi” is a song written by Paul and Linda McCartney and performed by Wings. It was released as a double A-side single with “C Moon” in 1972.

Charts

The single peaked at number five in the United Kingdom[1] and at number 10 in the United States in January 1973. The song became a staple of Wings’ live shows in the 1970s.

Ban

In the UK, the song was banned by the BBC for its sexually suggestive lyrics. The BBC also assumed that the title phrase, “We’re gonna get hi, hi, hi” was a drug reference. The specific lyrics objected to is the apparent phrase “get you ready for my body gun”; McCartney has said that the correct lyrics are “get you ready for my polygon”, an abstract image, and later said, “The BBC got some of the words wrong. But I suppose it is a bit of a dirty song if sex is dirty and naughty. I was in a sensuous mood in Spain when I wrote it.”

 

Lyrics

Well, when I met you at the station
You were standing with a bootleg in your hand.
I took you back to my little place
For a taste of a multicoloured band.
We’re gonna get hi hi hi,
The night is young.
She’ll be my funky little mama,
Gonna rock it and we’ve only just begun.
We’re gonna get hi hi hi
With the music on.
Won’t say bye-bye bye-bye bye-bye bye-bye
‘Til the night is gone.
I’m gonna do it to you, gonna do it,
Sweet banana, you’ll never give up.
We’re gettin’ hi hi hi in the midday sun.

Well well, take off your face,
Recover from the trip you’ve been on.
I want to lie on the bed,
Get you ready for my polygon.
I’m gonna do it to you, gonna do it,
Sweet banana, you’ve never been done.
Yes, I go like a rabbit, gonna grab it,
Gonna do it ’til the night is done.

We’re gonna get hi hi hi with the music on.
Won’t say bye-bye bye-bye bye-bye bye-bye
‘Til the night is gone.
I’m gonna do it to you, gonna do it,
Sweet banana, you’ll never give up.
We’re gonna get hi hi hi, we’re gonna get hi hi hi,
We’re gonna get hi hi hi in the midday sun.

 

Hi, Hi, Hi”
Single by Wings
A-side C Moon
Released 1 December 1972 (UK)
4 December 1972 (US)
Format 7″ single
Recorded 1972
Genre Rock
Length 3:08
Label Apple
Writer(s) Paul McCartney
Linda McCartney
Producer Paul McCartney
Wings singles chronology
Mary Had a Little Lamb
(1972)
Hi, Hi, Hi
(1972)
My Love
(1973)


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