Paul McCartney Music Videos 1970-2021 Part 2


We continue with the chronology of the official music videos (‘video clips’) by Paul McCartney, made and distributed between 2001 and 2021, plus many unreleased ones; in addition to videos of other artists between 1974-2021 where Paul has some kind of intervention during his solo career. Videos taken from concerts, documentaries, etc not also released as an individual “music video” for their promotion are not included. Fan-made or fake videos in circulation were identified. The list follows a chronological order of the year it was filmed or aired, with subsequent versions or variations included or described below (not all of the videos needed notes).
Special thanks to Anahi McCartney, Michael Ayre and Roger Stormo. Online reference for more information: Bamiyan Shift’s The Beatles Archives. Recommended reference book: “Eight Arms to Hold You” by Madinger/Easter.
Updates and corrections are always welcome. You can read the first part here: Paul McCartney – Music video collection 1970-2021 part 1.

2021 © Mike Carrera.

2001:

Lonely Road #1 (2001) VERSION 1 -“Studio footage to track”
Mastered: July 2001. Unaired video.
The album ‘Driving Rain’ was released in November 2001. However, MPL sent a preview which was distributed as part of internal VHS cassette from EMI/Parlophone: “International Presentation July 2001”, a trailer of new and upcoming releases by different artists for internal use only. The first video was for the song “Lonely Road” and is a mix of exclusive scenes of Paul and his band in the recording studio during the sessions for the album with a duration of 3:13. It has never been officially released.

Lonely Road #2 (2001) VERSION 2 -“Studio + Concert Version”
Mastered: Nov 2001. Produced by: Mark Haefeli with original footage directed by Harris Savides, Albert Maysles and Louis J. Horvitz. Unaired video.
As part of the promotion of the album “Driving Rain”, an “Electronic Press Kit” (EPK) would be produced to be sent to the media and TV channels. The EPK would include an interview with Paul and some songs that would be filmed as small music videos for future use. Harris Savides was in charge of the cinematography of four songs: “Lonely Road”, “From a Lover to a Friend”, “Your Loving Flame” and “Driving Rain” in September 2001 (at the end of October he would do some filming again for the official video of “Freedom”). They all simulate Paul in a studio recording each song using various instruments. The only song chosen from those shootings to produce a music video for broadcast around the world was “From a Lover to a Friend.”
Director Mark Haefeli would make his own editions for the EPK, producing four videos of the same songs at the beginning of November 2001, using the footage made by Savides as well as those of Albert Maysles and Louis Horvitz with everything related to before and after the “Concert for New York”. (Haefeli would similarly produce the official video of “Freedom”).
This unreleased version of “Lonely Road” was partially included in the EPK with a duration of 1:41 and is available on DVD Bootleg, however the complete edition circulates among collectors with a duration of 3:14. A different video would be filmed the following year when the song was released as a single.

Lonely Road #3 (2002) VERSION 3 -VARIATION A: “Commercial Version”
Directed by: Jonas Åkerlund. Mastered: March 28, 2002.
A formal video was made simulating Paul driving his sport car on the highway ignoring women in provocative clothing and poses. This version still does not appear in any official release but is available on DVD bootleg.

Lonely Road #4 (2002) VERSION 3 -VARIATION B: “Uncensored Version”
Directed by: Jonas Åkerlund. Mastered: March 28, 2002.
A second “hotter” variation was produced, it includes scenes of the women in poses that leave little to the imagination, plus they appear smoking and drinking –contrary to Variation A-, and one of them makes the finger signal to Paul twice during the video!. For this reason it was never promoted although it is in circulation. The audio is also different, in this variation you can hear the car engines passing constantly when Paul gets out of his in the middle of the road. The image is wider than the previous one, especially at the bottom.

The total of different scenes between VARIATION A and VARIATION B is: 21.


From a Lover to a Friend #1 (2001) VERSION 1
Directed by: Kate Miller with original footage by Harris Savides. Mastered: Oct 2, 2002.
* See additional information in ‘Lonely Road # 2’. It is still not available in any official release. Circulates on DVD bootleg.

From a Lover to a Friend #2 (2001) VERSION 2 “Without Cameras”
Directed by: Kate Miller with original footage by Harris Savides. Mastered: Oct 2, 2002.
* See additional information in ‘Lonely Road # 2’.
The second version is just a variation of the first video, it was named “Without Cameras” for some unknown reason. The main difference is that it shows the video in 4: 3 full screen, and uncropped image at the top and bottom contrary to Version 1 which is shown in 4: 3 Letterbox. The two videos contain the same scenes. It is still not available in any official release. Circulates on DVD bootleg.

From a Lover to a Friend #3 (2001) VERSION 3 “Studio + Concert Version”
Mastered: Nov 2001. Produced by: Mark Haefeli with original footage directed by Harris Savides, Albert Maysles and Louis J. Horvitz. Unaired video.
* See additional information in ‘Lonely Road # 2’.
A completely different edition was made for the EPK of the album ‘Driving Rain’, it includes mostly alternate scenes compared to the two previous versions, as well as filming during rehearsals and from the concert for New York after 9/11. This unreleased version was partially included in the EPK with a duration of 1:30, however the complete edition circulates among collectors with a duration of 3:43.

Note: “Another version” is wrongly circulating on the internet, taken from an Eurochannel TV special of the “Driving Rain” album, however it is only Version 1 with some extra scenes of Paul giving an autograph to the interviewer at the beginning of the video, footage added by the channel itself.
There is also in circulation on bootlegs and the internet an “alternate” video with photographs of Paul with Linda and videos taken from the TV special “Wingspan”, made by a fan pretending to be an official video.
Both of these videos are fake.


Freedom #1 (2001) VERSION 1
Mastered: End of October, 2001. Produced by: Mark Haefeli with original footage directed by Harris Savides, Albert Maysles and Louis J. Horvitz.
It is still not available in any official release. Circulates on DVD bootleg.

Freedom #2 (2001) VERSION 2 -REVISED
Masters X 2 Created: Nov 1, 2001. Produced by: Mark Haefeli with original footage directed by Harris Savides, Albert Maysles and Louis J. Horvitz.
There are two master videos with different slates but the video is the same. It is still not available in any official release. Circulates on DVD bootleg.
The only difference with the “Revised” version is that at the end of the video during the text “Let Freedom Ring …”, this is reduced in size for this version.

Freedom #3 (2001) VERSION 3 -INTERNATIONAL VERSION
Produced by: Mark Haefeli with original footage directed by Harris Savides, Albert Maysles and Louis J. Horvitz.
The only difference is that the United States flag colors are not included at the top and bottom of the video. The background of the screen is shown in black and the same 4:3 Letterbox format was respected for the video.

Freedom #4 (2002) VERSION 4 -Football Version
Broadcast: January 7, 2002.
An exclusive 2:16 minute video for ABC network was broadcast for the only time during their “Monday Night Football” series at halftime between Minnesota Vikings vs Baltimore Ravens. The video includes multiple scenes from professional NFL football players showing their solidarity after the 9/11 attacks, along with scenes from the original “Freedom” video and an exclusive interview with Paul interspersed.


Your Loving Flame #1 (2001) VERSION 1
Mastered: Nov 2001. Produced by: Mark Haefeli with original footage directed by Harris Savides. Unaired video.
* See additional information in ‘Lonely Road # 2’.
Another “tentative” video made primarily to be included in the EPK video promoting the new album. It has not circulated complete, only a segment of 1 minute and 32 seconds. Also on bootlegs.

Your Loving Flame #2 (2002) VERSION 2 VARIATION A Letterbox 4:3
Your Loving Flame #3 (2002) VERSION 2 VARIATION B Widescreen 16:9 Director’s Cut
Directed by: Gavin Gordon-Rogers. Cinematography by: Olivier Cariou. Produced by Russell McLean. Visual effects by Duncan Malcolm. Mastered: March 31, 2002.
A surreal video, completely different from the previous one. There are two variations of the same video only distinguishable in the screen format. None are officially released.


Driving Rain #1 (2001) “In the Studio”
Mastered: Nov 2001. Produced by: Mark Haefeli with original footage directed by Harris Savides. Unaired video.
* See additional information in ‘Lonely Road # 2’.
The last “tentative” video filmed as part of the promotion for the album “Driving Rain”. Just 30 seconds were included in the EPK although some additional scenes are shown with the audio of two other songs: “She’s Giving Up Talking” and “Magic”; all these excerpts were broadcast on various news channels. The complete video montage lasts 1:24 and is still not officially available.

Driving Rain #2 (2002) “Remix”
Edited by Dan Ze’ev Gilad, with original footage directed by Mark Haefeli.
This video could only be seen by entering a Secret Website through the official DVD “Back in the US”, released in November 2002, including some songs in concert and soundchecks that were not part of the final edition. This music video is edited using footage from the “Driving USA” tour (concerts, soundchecks, backstage, etc) not shown on the official DVD, as well as some scenes from the film “A Hard Day’s Night” by The Beatles. The audio is an exclusive 3:35 min remix based on the song’s original studio demo. Neither the audio nor this video have officially appeared in any physical release.


2002:

-Back in the USSR (2002) Live Version (Rough Cut)
Edited by Dan Ze’ev Gilad with original footage directed by Mark Haefeli. Mastered: November 2002. Unaired Video.
Recorded in: Dallas, TX, May 9, 2002 (Band in white shirts / Paul in a red shirt, long sleeves rolled up)
With additional scenes filmed in:
Atlanta, GA, May 12, 2002 (Band in black clothes / Paul in a red dress shirt, long sleeves)
Ft. Lauderdale, FL, May 17, 2002 (Band in black clothes / Paul in a red Polo shirt, short sleeves)
This video never materialized. It is a preliminary edition lasting only 2:43 minutes, and includes dozens of differences compared with the same song on the official DVD “Back in the US”, although it comes from the same footage but shows completely different angles of Paul and the band. The audio was recorded in Dallas, TX on May 9, 2002 and the concert scenes are a mix between Dallas, TX May 9, the first night in Atlanta, GA May 12 and the first night in Ft. Lauderdale, FL May 17; in addition to multiple scenes of the public from different cities. Two additional scenes filmed on May 4 in Los Angeles, CA that shows actor Jack Nicholson in the audience that does not appear on the official DVD during this very song stand out.

Maybe I’m Amazed (2002) -Back in the US, Live version-
Directed by Mark Haefeli. Mastered: December 6, 2002.
Recorded in: Dallas, TX, May 9, 2002 (Band in white shirts / Paul in a red shirt, long sleeves rolled up)
With additional scenes filmed in:
Atlanta, GA, May 13, 2002 (Band in white shirts (Rusty in a white jacket) / Paul in a red Polo shirt, short sleeves)
Ft. Lauderdale, FL, May 18. (Band in black clothes / Paul in a red shirt, long sleeves rolled up)
A meticulous editing from three concerts during the ‘Driving USA’ tour, although the different clothes are easy to notice throughout the song (and the entire “Back in the US” DVD which is a constant edit of different concerts). The scenes from the second night in Florida are only the side and back shots of Paul at the piano. In one of these shots it is possible to see the guitarist Rusty Anderson wearing a black shirt, unlike the rest of the video where the entire band appears in white clothes; Interspersing scenes from Dallas and the second night in Atlanta, Paul can even be seen in one quick scene wearing a Polo shirt as opposed to the rest of the video where he appears in a normal shirt. It was sent as a “music video” on a promotional VHS although it is extracted from the official DVD without any difference. In 2003 the BBC used it to promote the European tour and CD release “Back in the World”, broadcast on Top of the Pops in an edited version towards the middle.


2004:

Tropic Island Hum (2004)
Directed by: Geoff Dunbar. Mastered: July 19, 2004.
Extracted from the same name’s animated film but in a shorter edition made especially by MPL for children’s channels. The full song version has a duration of 5:38, but this music video is edited to 3:08 showing some sequences in a different order compared to the film. It is practically the same Radio Edit that came out on CD (3:13), but the speed was accelerated making it five seconds shorter (3:08), in addition to including ambient sounds from the cartoon that are not present on the CD Single, which makes it another undocumented mix to this day. It is still not available in any official release.


2005:

Fine Line #1 (2005) VERSION 1- VARIATION A -4:3 Full Screen
Fine Line #2 (2005) VERSION 1- VARIATION B -4:3 Letterbox
Directed by: Simon Hilton. Mastered: Aug 19, 2005.
The original video was sent in two different formats to the television networks.

Fine Line #3 (2005) VERSION 1- VARIATION C- 16:9 Widescreen (Chaos and Creation in the Backyard Special Edition)
Directed by: Simon Hilton. Release Date: Sept 2005.
The widescreen version was included on the Special Edition DVD of the album “Chaos and Creation” and in 2007 it was again included in the official “McCartney Years” collection.

Fine Line #4 (2005) VERSION 1 – SHORT VERSION
Directed by: Simon Hilton. Mastered: August 2005.
An edit of 1 minute and 5 seconds was made exclusively for the EPK that was sent to few international media. The first 45 seconds of the original video were used and the remaining seconds are from the final part of the song without the editing being noticed.


Fine Line #1 (2005) VERSION 2 (Animation Version) VARIATION A- SHORT INTRO 4:3 letterbox
Directed by: Simon Hilton. Mastered: Sept, 2005.
This Animated Version uses 90% of different scenes compared to Version 1, although they come from the same filming and at first glance it might seem the same. Alternate angles were used as well as an effect to “draw” everything on the screen. The ending is also different, in VERSION 1 Paul appears sitting at the piano while in VERSION 2 he is standing with the acoustic guitar facing the camera.

Fine Line #2 (2007) VERSION 2 (Animation Version) VARIATION B- LONG INTRO 16:9 Widescreen
Directed by: Simon Hilton. Release Date: Nov 12, 2007.
It is 15 seconds longer than VARIATION A in the initial part where the screen is totally blank while Paul improvises notes on the piano (which can be seen in Version 1). This effect had to be done because this Animated Version is hidden in the “McCartney Years” collection and it is only possible to view it by selecting Alternate Angle on the remote control when choosing the “Fine Line” video. The duration had to be identical to Version 1 and therefore the intro had to be lengthened with the blank screen before the animation with the titles “Paul McCartney Fine Line” appears at 16 seconds.


Jenny Wren #1 (2005) –VERSION 1 -With Audience Live from Abbey Road
Directed by: Simon Hilton Length: 4:10
The first version is taken directly from the special “Chaos and Creation at Abbey Road” filmed on July 28, 2005, with an audience and completely live. It was used solely as an internal EMI video to promote recent releases. It includes a ‘slate’ with a color bar and the phrase “Abbey Road Studios”, and towards the end the logo of the album “Chaos and Creation” is shown spinning until it vanishes and the Copyright 2005 of MPL appears.

Jenny Wren #2 (2005) –VERSION 2 -No Audience-
Directed by: Simon Hilton Length: 2:25
The second version was sent to the TV channels and was filmed during the dress rehearsal without an audience for the program “Chaos and Creation at Abbey Road” on July 28, 2005. Paul wears the same clothes. Most of the angles are different from Version 1 although at first glance it seems to be the same, plus there is no one else but Paul. The audio uses the official studio version of the album in an edited form. Towards the end, the “Chaos and Creation” disc logo is shown spinning until it vanishes and the MPL Copyright 2005 appears.

Jenny Wren #2.1 (2005) –VERSION 2- No Audience, Double tracked vocal
Directed by: Simon Hilton Length: 2:25
A second variation was strangely made and only the audio was modified. Now we can hear a unique and never-before-documented mix with Paul’s voice in an artificial double-tracked effect throughout the entire song. Exclusive mix for this video.


Following the same format as the “Fine Line” videos (Paul simulating a recording session playing all the instruments), Simon Hilton filmed him “recording” other songs that would serve as possible full music videos, however only “Fine Line” was used, the rest were produced for the Electronic Press Kit (EPK) and the TV specials: “Behind the Chaos” and “Between Chaos and Creation” (the second officially available on the Special Edition DVD of the “Chaos and Creation in the Backyard” album), where these videos partially appeared.
Simon prepared mini-music videos of the following songs, all of which appear in those TV specials interrupted by interviews with Paul and producer Nigel Godrich, however, the uninterrupted videos are in circulation among collectors and show unique scenes not seen to this day.

Promise To You Girl Length: 1:13
English Tea Length:1:27
This Never Happened Before Length:1.28

Videos directed by: Simon Hilton in 2005.

Friends to Go Length:2:22
Directed by: Simon Hilton in 2005.
It is the only video that combines actual scenes from the original sessions in addition to some later filming with Paul playing multiple instruments. The audio is an exclusive undocumented edit. A fragment of this video could be seen in the TV specials, it is complete among collectors. It has never been shown in its entirety officially.



* Note: Simon also directed a mini-video for the song “Too Much Rain”, which does not circulate in full, you can only see 1:15 in the documentary “Between Chaos and Creation” on the Special Edition of the disk.

How Kind of You (2005- Studio montage)
A montage showing some musical instruments used in the recording of the album “Chaos and Creation in the Backyard”. It was included on the DVD of the Special Edition of the album.

Some scenes from the actual recording sessions of the following songs are shown in the TV specials: “How Kind Of You”, “Riding to Vanity Fair”, “A Certain Softness” and “Anyway”. However, mini-music videos were not made.


2007:

Dance Tonight (2007)
Directed by: Michel Gondry Video Premiere: May 23, 2007 on the official Youtube channel.
Actress Natalie Portman agreed to participate in this video. It is officially available in the Deluxe Edition of the album “Memory Almost Full”.

Nod Your Head (2007)
Video Premiere: August 28, 2007 on iTunes.
On May 22, 2007, the official YouTube channel uploaded a 26-second clip showing Paul with collaborators and friends nodding their heads to the rhythm of the song; however that was not the official video as many news channels on the internet mistakenly reported. The actual video is 2 minutes long and Paul is accompanied by several female models. Scenes from the presentation at the Amoeba Records on June 27, 2007 store were interspersed showing Ringo Starr and Barbara Bach nodding their heads along with everyone in attendance. It has not been officially released.

Ever Present Past (2007)
Directed by: Phil Griffin Video Premiere: October 1, 2007.
It is officially available in the Deluxe Edition of the album “Memory Almost Full”.


2008:

222 (2008)
Directed by: Marco Sandeman Video Premiere: Jan 7, 2009.
It was the first of three videos directed by Marco, made in mid-2008, however it was not released until early 2009 on Paul’s official YouTube channel. “222” is a song that appeared as a Bonus Track on the Deluxe editions of the album “Memory Almost Full”. For strange reasons the video was released in very low resolution making it impossible to appreciate it; it is available in Full HD among collectors. Some scenes towards the end were also used to create the ending of the following video: “Sing The Changes”; maybe Marco thought his video for “222” would never be shown.

Sing The Changes #1 (2008-The Fireman) EDIT A
Directed by: Marco Sandeman Video Premiere: Nov 22-24 , 2008.
The first version has not been documented. It was uploaded for a few days on The Fireman’s official “myspace” page (no longer available) before being replaced by the final version, and includes differences towards the middle part when the signals are shown at the traffic light: There are two symbols that do not appear in the final version and the sign with the phrase “Kiss me Quick” is not included. It was filmed on the top floor of the MPL offices in London. Exclusively, director Marco Sandeman agreed to answer us about the two variants: “To be honest I wasn’t really aware there were two versions released! I imagine it was probably because we were at the deadline for release but McCartney had some final requests and it took me a little time to put them into place. So MPL put the penultimate version out as a temporary measure”.
The song was released under the pseudonym The Fireman and his 2008 production “Electric Arguments”.

Sing The Changes #2 (2008-The Fireman) EDIT B
Directed by: Marco Sandeman Video Premiere: Nov 26, 2008.
The final video was released first on The Fireman’s official YouTube channel. It is available on the Deluxe box of the album “Electric Arguments”.


2009:

Dance Till We’re High (2009- The Fireman)
Directed by: Marco Sandeman Video Premiere: July 14, 2009 .
The song was released under the pseudonym The Fireman and his 2008 production “Electric Arguments”. The video is available in the Deluxe box of the same album.

Highway (2009- Live from NYC)
Directed by: Paul Becher. Video Premiere: Nov 3 in USA and Nov 16, 2009 in Japan.
Audio from: July 18, 2009, Citi Field, New York.
Main Video: July 18, 2009, Citi Field, New York, with additional scenes filmed July 17 and 21, 2009, New York.
Excerpted from the DVD “Good Evening New York City” (released on Nov 17, 2009) it was the single chosen to be promoting as a video clip. It is an edit of the three nights in New York without the changes being noticed, although you may notice three different outfits of the guitarist Rusty Anderson. Clips of other songs from the same DVD were uploaded to Paul’s official YouTube channel as well as Mercury Records, but they are only excerpts from the film.

(I Want To) Come Home (2009)
Video Premiere: Dec 16, 2009
Paul’s song was featured in Robert De Niro’s “Everybody’s Fine” film, released in December of that year. The video shows scenes from the film, the recording sessions, and new footage of Paul at the piano performing it. It has not been released in any official product although it’s on McCartney’s YouTube channel. A behind-the-scenes look at the song’s recording (showing many scenes that are also seen in the music video) is included as a bonus on the DVD of the film.


2011:

Blue Sway (2011) VARIATION A
Directed by: Jack McCoy Video Premiere: June 7, 2011. Length: 5:14

Blue Sway (2011) VARIATION B
Directed by: Jack McCoy Release date: June 14, 2011. Length: 5:00
“Blue Sway” is a song recorded during the “McCartney II” sessions in 1979, however it was not released on the album. It circulated for years on bootleg records in its almost instrumental version. In 2011 Paul officially released a new mix that includes lyrics and his voice, as well as an orchestration by Richard Niles (these overdubs were made in 1986). The video shows amazing aquatic sequences filmed by director Jack McCoy, best known for his work with surfers. It had its premiere in May 2011 at the BE FILM short film festival in New York, being the winner of “Best Music Video”.
The actual length of the video in both variations is 4:32, however each includes additional elements:
VARIATION A: Released on Paul’s official YouTube channel, towards the end it shows 42 seconds of an underwater shot while the credits are shown and makes mention that it will be included in the bonus DVD of the “McCartney II” Archive Collection.

VARIATION B: Officially released in “McCartney II” Archive Collection. The first 20 seconds show a text about how the video was made as well as a message written by Paul, and the last seven seconds present the credits in a blue background, there are no aquatic scenes, unlike the first variation.


2012:

My Valentine #1 (2012 Original version – multi camera mix)
Directed by: Paul McCartney Video Premiere: April 13, 2012.
It is the best-known version and is officially available on the “Live Kisses” DVD / Blu Ray.

My Valentine #2 (2012- Natalie Portman One take-Frontal)
Directed by: Paul McCartney Video Premiere: April 13, 2012.
This version only shows actress Natalie Portman in a single head-on shot. It premiered on Paul’s official YouTube channel and is officially available on the “Live Kisses” DVD / Blu Ray.

My Valentine #3 (2012- Johnny Depp One take-Frontal)
Directed by: Paul McCartney Video Premiere: April 14, 2012 on Rollingstone.com & April 15 on Paul’s official channels.
This version only shows actor Johnny Depp in a single head-on shot. It premiered on the Rolling Stone magazine website and is officially available on the “Live Kisses” DVD / Blu Ray.

My Valentine #4 (2012- Split Screen)
Directed by: Paul McCartney using versions # 2 and # 3 with split screen for Natalie and Johnny.
Video Premiere: Montevideo, Uruguay On the Run Tour April 15, 2012
This version was premiered during a concert and has been seen on every tour since then. Officially available on the “Live Kisses” DVD / Blu Ray.

My Valentine #5 (2012- Natalie Portman edit)
Directed by: Paul McCartney Release date: Nov 12, 2012.
Exclusive video for the “Live Kisses” DVD / Blu Ray showing only actress Natalie Portman in a multi-camera edit from various angles.

My Valentine #6 (2012- Johnny Depp edit)
Directed by: Paul McCartney Release date: Nov 12, 2012.
Exclusive video for the “Live Kisses” DVD / Blu Ray showing only actor Johnny Depp in a multi-camera edit from various angles.

The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire) (2012)
Video Premiere: Nov 25, 2012.
Recorded during the sessions for the album “Kisses on the Bottom”, this version was used for the Christmas compilation album of various artists “Holidays Rule”. The official video can only be viewed on Paul’s YouTube channel, it has never been released. It shows scenes from the recording session.


2013:

New #1 (2013-Lyric Video) VARIATION A
Directed by: Charlie Lightening. Video Premiere Sept 13, 2013.
The best–known version, combines video material from Paul’s 2010-2012 tours around the world accompanied by the song’s lyrics. Originally available on Paul’s official YouTube channel and was put on sale exclusively in the Japanese “Tour Edition 2014” of the album “New” with a Bonus DVD. It was not included in the 2014 “Collector’s Edition” that came out worldwide.
The audio is an exclusive mix without the final reprise, and crowd noise is added.

New #2 (2013-Lyric Video) VARIATION B Japanese version
Directed by: Charlie Lightening. Video Premiere: Sept 30, 2013.
Japanese version that exclusively includes the logo of the album “New” on the video intro, in addition to the fact that all the lyrics are translated into Japanese although the video remains the same as the first variation. It has not been released but was promoted by Universal Music Japan.

Queenie Eye (2013)
Directed by: Simon Aboud. Video Premiere: Oct 24, 2013.
Filmed at Abbey Road Studios with many celebrities such as: Johnny Depp, Meryl Streep, Sean Penn, Tracey Ullman, Chris Pine, Kate Moss, Jude Law, Alice Eve, Tom Ford among others.
Available in the official releases: “New-Japan Tour Edition 2014” and “New-Collector’s Edition”, both released in 2014 with bonus DVD.


2014:

Everybody Out There (2014-Live from Tokyo Dome)
Directed by: Toru Uehara. Filmed: Nov 21, 2013, Japan. Release Date: May 7, 2014 ‘New-Japan Tour Edition 2014’.
Filmed on the last night in Tokyo 2013 as part of the “Out There” tour.

Save US #1 (2014-Live from Tokyo Dome) VERSION 1
Directed by: Toru Uehara. Filmed: Nov 21, 2013, Japan. Release Date: May 7, 2014 ‘New-Japan Tour Edition 2014’.
Filmed on the last night in Tokyo 2013 as part of the “Out There” tour.

Save Us #2 (2014- Lyric/Fan Video) VERSION 2
Directed by: Sarah Randell. Video Premiere: June 20, 2014.
The video was made of a call to fans from all over the world to send personal photos illustrating the lyrics of the song. Paul also contributed. It is available on the official YouTube channel.

Save US #3 (2014-Tour Mix) VERSION 3
Directed by: Toru Uehara & Charlie Lightening. Release Date: Oct 27, 2014.
Exclusive video on the DVD that accompanies the deluxe edition of “New: Collector’s Edition”. It combines scenes shown in Version # 1 (live from Tokyo Dome), with additional off-stage footage during the Japan tour in 2013. The audio is a special mix and features the official studio version mixed with sound from the audience at the start and end.

Appreciate (2014)
Directed by André Chocron. Video Premiere: May 16, 2014.
The video is available in two variants that do not interfere with the video itself: the “Presented by Microsoft” banner displayed at the start or without it. It is available on the “New-Collector’s Edition” bonus DVD.

Early Days (2014)
Directed by: Vincent Haycock. Video Premiere: July 7, 2014.
Another video with actor Johnny Depp. It was recently removed from the official YouTube channel but is available on the “New-Collector’s Edition” bonus DVD.


Meat Free Monday (2014- lyric video)
Directed by: Sarah Randell. Video Premiere: Sept 22, 2014.
Another video of Sarah in the same style as “Save Us” # 2: fans from all over the world and some celebrities sent their photos illustrating the song (including Paul and family). “Meat Free Monday” has never been released on any official release and began as an acoustic guitar improvisation until Paul recorded an appropriate version in 2009, playing all the instruments. The video is available on the social media of the MFM campaign.

Call Me Back Again (2014- lyric version)
Directed by: Thomas Hicks. Video Premiere: Sept 29, 2014.
Animation video illustrating the lyrics of the song recorded with Wings in 1975, published on official social media as part of the promotion of “Venus and Mars- Archive Collection”. It has not appeared in any physical release. There are two variants in the final copyright without modifying the video: with the MPL logo in the middle of the screen (as available on YouTube), or with the logo at the bottom which is the Director’s version.

Hope For the Future (2014)
Directed by: Daniel Askill. Video Premiere: Dec 8, 2014.
Paul’s contribution to the video game “Destiny” had its official video. Available on Paul’s official social media platforms.

Rudolph The Red Nosed-Reggae (2014)
Directed by: Sarah Randell. Video Premiere: Dec 25, 2014.
Another collaboration with the director following the format of her previous videos, this time using promotional photos of Wings mostly from 1979, including some from the filming of “Wonderful Christmastime”. Available on Paul’s official social media platforms.


2015:

Get Back (with Brittany Howard from Lollapalooza 2015)
Video Premiere: Sept 8, 2015.
Filming of the concert in Grant Park, Chicago, IL on July 31, 2015. It was made available to fans as a video clip on the official YouTube channel.
Say Say Say (2015 Remix)
Directed by: Ryan Heffington. Video Premiere: Oct 7, 2015.
Video made to promote the release of “Pipes of Peace” Archive Collection, using the alternate version that Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson originally recorded in 1983 and which remained unreleased until 2015, exchanging their lines in the song. None of them appear in this video, instead a story was developed with extras and dancers. Available on Paul’s official social media platforms.

Say Say Say (2015 Remix Fan Video version)
Video Premiere. Dec 25, 2015.
Fans from all over the world collaborated with his videos singing and were integrated on the instrumental track of the 2015 remix. Available on Paul’s official social media platforms.


2018:

I Don’t Know (2018- Lyric Video)
Video Premiere: June 20, 2018.
Contrary to rumors, a formal video for the “Egypt Station” album’s first single never materialized, only this lyric/animation video. Available on Paul’s official social media platforms.

Fuh You #1 (2018- Lyric Video)
Video Premiere: June 20, 2018.
Another lyric/animation video. Available on Paul’s official social media platforms.

Fuh You #2 (2018)
Directed by: Simon Aboud. Video Premiere: Sept 10, 2018.
The most innocent way to illustrate this song: children. Filmed in Liverpool. Available on Paul’s official social media platforms.

Back in Brazil (2018)
Directed by: Charlie Lightening. Video Premiere: Sept 16, 2018.
Paul wrote the song on October 14, 2017 on a day off in Sao Paulo, Brazil during the “One on One” tour. Without having a formal version of the song that would be released almost a year later and only because of McCartney’s sketches, the video began to be filmed five days later in the city of Salvador, Brazil and culminated on the sixth day during the concert on October 20, 2017 in that same city, where the model that appears in the entire video had been hired to go on stage with Paul (during the performance of “Birthday”) and show those scenes to close the video. Many thought at the time that she was a real fan, however everything had been planned. Available on Paul’s official social media platforms.


Come On To Me #1 (2018-Lyric Video)
Video Premiere. June 20, 2018.
Another lyric/animation video released the same day as “I Don’t Know”. Available on Paul’s official social media platforms.

Come On To Me #2 (2018-Fred Version)
Directed by: TG Herrington. Video Premiere: Oct 9, 2018.

Come On To Me #3 (2018-Ali Version)
Directed by: TG Herrington. Video Premiere: Oct 11, 2018.

Come On To Me #4 (2018-Elsa version)
Directed by: TG Herrington. Video Premiere: Oct 14, 2018.

All three videos were directed by the same director in the city of New Orleans, each showing a different character interacting with the song. Available on Paul’s official social media platforms; he does not appear in any of the versions.

Come On To Me #5 (2018-Final version)
Directed by: TG Herrington. Video Premiere: Oct 16, 2018.
The final version is a mix of the three different stories and characters. Available on Paul’s official social media platforms.

Who Cares (2018)
Directed by: Brantley Gutierrez & Ryan Heffington. Video Premiere: Dec 18, 2018.
Actress Emma Stone appears next to McCartney in this video. Available on Paul’s official social media platforms.


2019:

Looking for Changes (2019)
Video Premiere: Oct 23, 2019.
A cartoon video on the 1993 song (from the album “Off the Ground”) was made for a new PETA UK campaign, in a 1 minute 40 second special edition. This video can be seen on PETA’s YouTube channel.


2020:

Great Day (2020)
Directed By: Sarah Randell. Video Premiere: Sept 13, 2020.
The 1997 song was rescued in a new video-collage by director Sarah with the participation of fans from around the world showing their lives during the Covid-19 pandemic. It served as a promotion for the release of the album “Flaming Pie” -Archive Collection. Available on Paul’s official social media platforms.

Winedark Open Sea (2020)
Directed by: Jack McCoy. Video Premiere: Nov 11, 2020.
The 1993 song (from the album “Off the Ground”) was used to raise money for “Surfers for Climate”. The video that can be accessed by making a $ 5 donation on Epicentre.tv
It is Jack’s second video in collaboration with McCartney and is dedicated to their grandchildren, although Paul does not appear, only scenes of surfers.


As part of the promotion of the album ‘McCartney III’, lyrical videos were made for all the songs, using Paul’s original lyrics or manuscripts in the form of animation. The director for all the lyrics videos was Lucy Dyson.
In addition, a traditional video clip was made for the single “Find my Way”, where Paul recreated the recording playing all the instruments (which reminds us of the videos from the album “Driving Rain” or “Fine Line”). And finally, another one of the old projects between Paul and Geoff Dunbar who had already collaborated with Paul years ago doing the animations for the shorts: “Rupert and the Frog Song”, “Daumier’s Law”, “Tropic Island Hum” and “Tuesday”. This new project was the new animated video for “When Winter Comes”, a song recorded in 1992 and which was completed in 2020 with two short instrumentals added, called “Winter Bird” (reprise of the song that starts ‘McCartney III’) and the unreleased “Winter Sun”.

-Pretty Boys (2020-Lyric video)
Video Premiere: Dec 17, 2020.

-Winter Bird/ When Winter Comes (2020-Lyric video)
Video Premiere: Dec 17, 2020.

-Winter Bird/ When Winter Comes/ Winter Sun (2020-Animated video)
Directed by: Geoff Dunbar. Video Premiere: Dec 22, 2020.

-Find My Way #1 (2020)
Directed by: Roman Coppola Video Premiere: Dec 17, 2020.

-Find My Way #2 (2020-Lyric Video)
Video Premiere: Dec 24, 2020.

-Women and Wives (2020-Lyric video)
Video Premiere: Dec 17, 2020

-Lavatory Lil (2020-Lyric video)
Video Premiere: Dec 18, 2020

-Deep Down (2020-Lyric Video)
Video Premiere: Dec 22, 2020.

-The Kiss of Venus (2020-Lyric Video)
Video Premiere: Dec 22, 2020.

-Long Tailed Winter Bird (2020-Lyric Video)
Video Premiere: Dec 22, 2020


2021:

-Seize The Day (2021-Lyric Video)
Video Premiere: Jan 5, 2021

-Deep Deep Feeling (2021-Lyric Video)
Video Premiere: Jan 5, 2021

-Slidin’ (2021- Lyric Video)
Video Premiere: Jan 13, 2021

Note: A one-minute “official trailer” of what appeared to be the music video for “Slidin'” was shown on the official YouTube channel on February 11, 2021, however a complete video was not made available.


Paul McCartney with other artists as: musician, singer, cameo, director or composer.

1974:

Leave it #1 (1974) – Mike McGear
Directed by: Jim Quick, August 1974.
Paul McCartney: Composer, musician and backing vocals. He appears in the video in cartoon form.
Animation video that is a continuation of the video of his brother Paul’s “Mamunia”. The main character and his companion the Cloud are now seen interacting with a woman. A cartoon where Paul’s head appears in a brief scene. This video was broadcast only once by Granada TV in England, totally unknown to fans, however it is available among few collectors.

Leave It #2 (1974) – Mike McGear
Sept 1974
Paul McCartney: Composer, musician and backing vocals. He does not appear in the video.
Officially available in the Deluxe box of his brother Mike’s album, “McGear” released in 2019. Unlike the first version, this is not an animated video, Mike himself stars in it.

1977:

Moondreams –Denny Laine
Paul McCartney: Director, musician and vocals. He does not appear in the video.


Heartbeat –Denny Laine
Paul McCartney: Musician and vocals. He does not appear in the video.
Two videos were made to promote one of Wings’ lost albums: “Holly Days” from May 1977. Neither has been officially released, circulating in excellent quality among collectors.

The Oriental Nightfish – Linda McCartney
Directed by: Ian Emes at the end of 1977.
Paul McCartney: Musician. He does not appear in the video.
Recorded during the sessions for the album “Band on the Run”. Ian Emes made an animated short that was premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in 1978. Officially available as a bonus on the VHS cassette “Rupert and the Frog Song” and in its remastered version on Linda’s official YouTube channel, in 2019.

1980:

Seaside Woman- Linda McCartney (Suzy and the Red Stripes) VERSION 1
Directed by: Oscar Grillo. Video Premiere at Cannes Film Festival: May 14, 1980.
Paul McCartney: Musician and backing vocals. He does not appear in the video.

Animation video winner of the Palme d’Or award at the Cannes Film Festival. The song dates from 1972, the first song composed by Linda and recorded with Wings. It went on sale until 1977 under the group’s pseudonym: “Suzy and the Red Stripes.” Video officially available as a bonus on the VHS ‘Rupert and the Frog Song’ and in its remastered version on Linda’s official YouTube channel, in 2019.
An updated version with a new video was released in 1986. (See below)

1981:

All those Years Ago –George Harrison
Directed by: Ron Furmanek (with video material owned by Furmanek, Walter Shenson and photographic material from the archives of Michael Ochs)
Paul McCartney: Backing vocals. He appears in the video only within footage of The Beatles.
It has never been officially released.

1982:

Big Girls Don’t Cry- The Cimarons
Paul McCartney: Director. He does not appear in the video.
This is the reggae group that accompanies McCartney in the “Ebony and Ivory” videos, and Paul was in charge of directing this music video, taken from the album “Reggaebility”, released by MPL. However, the version heard on the video is different. It has never been officially released.

1983:

They Don’t Know- Tracey Ullman
Directed by: Dave Robinson
Paul McCartney: brief cameo at the end of the video.
Tracey also appears with Paul in the movie “Give my Regards to Broad Street”.

1984:

On the Wings of a Nightingale –The Everly Brothers
Paul McCartney: Composer and Guitar. He does not appear in the video.

One Love (People Get Ready)- Bob Marley & The Wailers
Directed by: Donovan Letts
Paul McCartney: Cameo. He appears several times alongside other musicians in this posthumously released Bob Marley video.

1986:

Seaside Woman -Linda McCartney (Suzy and the Red Stripes) VERSION 2
Directed by: Paul McCartney and Keith Macmillan. Animation: Oscar Grillo. Mastered: July 4, 1986.
Paul McCartney: Musician, Vocals and Director. He does not appear in the video.
A new audio mix was made by adding additional instruments and a new drum track. Linda appears in the video interspersed with the animation made in the first version. It is not available in any official release, but in 2019 it was uploaded to Linda’s YouTube channel. The slate only circulates among collectors. The video includes an exclusive musical introduction.

1987:

Let it Be #1- Ferry Aid –LONG VERSION (5:58)
Let it Be #2- Ferry Aid –SHORT VERSION (4:38)

Directed by: Nick Morris.
Paul McCartney: Composer, cameo and voice (opening excerpt from the original version of The Beatles)
Paul made a brief appearance and playback on his own voice recorded almost twenty years ago, for this multi-artist project on a charity single for a ferry disaster in Zeebrugge, Belgium on March 6, 1987. In the long version he appears three times: singing the first verse at the beginning and two short scenes towards the middle and end. In the short version he only appears at the beginning and a short scene later. Other artists featured in the video include: Boy George, Kate Bush, Mark Knopfler, Gary Moore, among many more.

1988:

T Shirt -The Crickets
Directed by: Jim May Release date: Sept 5, 1988.
Paul McCartney: Musician (piano) and backing vocals, Producer and Cameo.
Three actual scenes from the recording appear during the video, Paul can be seen behind the console producing this single.

1989:

This Town- Elvis Costello
February 1989. Paul McCartney: Musician (bass). He does not appear in the video.

Veronica –Elvis Costello
Directed by: John Hillcoat and Evan English. February 1989.
Paul McCartney: Co-written with Costello, musician (bass). He does not appear in the video.

Ferry Cross The Mersey #1 -The Hillsborough Disaster Fund (VARIATION A)
Ferry Cross The Mersey #2- The Hillsborough Disaster Fund (VARIATION B)
May 1989. Paul McCartney: Vocals. He does not appear in the video.
Another charity single that Paul was featured on. The second variation does not include in the lower part of the screen the names of the 95 Liverpool fans who died in Sheffield, who appear throughout the video (as on Variation A); this variation was featured on TV shows like Top Of The Pops. The video was rescaled in format so as not to show the names, however the image on the sides was partially cropped even though the scenes appear larger.

1991:

So Like Candy- Elvis Costello
Paul McCartney: Co-written with Costello. He does not appear in the video.

1994:

Drive My Car -RAAD (Recording Artists Against Drunk Driving) VERSION 1
Release date: Feb 5, 1994. Length: 4:20
Paul McCartney: Composer and vocals. He appears in the video.

Drive My Car- RAAD (Recording Artists Against Drunk Driving) VERSION 2
Broadcast date: Feb 7, 1994. Length: 2:39
Paul McCartney: Composer and vocals. He appears in the video.
Several artists united in a campaign to prevent more drunk driving deaths using the song of The Beatles. Paul recorded his voice again for the first verse and additional fragments, and appears in the video alongside Phil Collins, Little Richard, David Crosby, Graham Nash, among others; Ringo Starr and Julian Lennon also make cameos in the video. The second version was shown at the Billboard Music Awards and is simply a short version, fully editing the Rap section featured in the first, and additional sections featuring Phil Collins and other artists as well as Clarence Clemons’ saxophone solo.

1995:

Come Together- The Smokin’ Mojo Filters – VERSION 1
Directed by: Douglas Hart. Nov 1995.
Paul McCartney: Composer, musician and voice. He appears in the video.

Come Together- The Smokin’ Mojo Filters – VERSION 2
Directed by: Douglas Hart. Mastered. Nov 27, 1995.
Paul McCartney: Composer, musician and voice. He appears in the video.

Filming made in September 1995 at Abbey Road Studios with the participation of McCartney (The Beatles), Paul Weller (The Jam), Noel Gallagher (Oasis), Steve Cradock, Steve White and Carleen Anderson recording The Beatles song for a new charity in favor of the War Child Foundation. The two videos were edited completely differently, very few repeated scenes. It takes both to have all the McCartney footage. Linda and Stella McCartney also appear in both versions.

1996:

Ballad Of The Skeletons- Allen Ginsberg
Directed by: Gus Van Sant. Mastered: Sept 29, 1996.
Paul McCartney: Musician (Electric Guitar, Drums and Hammond Organ). He does not appear in the video.
The audio mix in this video is unique, it uses the instrumental backing track from the EDIT version that was officially released on a CD EP (along with two other longer versions); however the voice of the ‘Beat’ generation poet used here was recorded completely live while shooting the video.

1997:

Wide Prairie –Linda McCartney
Directed by: Oscar Grillo. Video finished in: 1997. Master created: Sept. 21, 1998.
Paul McCartney: Producer, musician and vocals. He does not appear in the video.
Animation video made by the same director of “Seaside Woman” although in a completely different style, it was released as the main theme to be promoted on Linda’s posthumous album. It is not available in any official release but in 2019 it was uploaded to Linda’s YouTube channel.

1998:

La De Da- Ringo Starr
Directed by: Nancy Bennett. Mastered: June 6, 1998.
Paul McCartney: Musician (bass) and Backing Vocals. He appears in the video.
Scenes of Paul during the recording of the song were included in the video. There are three slight variations of it and you can read them in detail in the Ringo video review: http://webgrafikk.com/blog/ringo-starr/ringo-starr-music-videos/

The White Coated Man- Linda McCartney
Paul McCartney: Producer and musician. He does not appear in the video.
A moving video that tries to put us in the perspective of an animal suffering in a laboratory. It was partially shown within the EPK of the album “Wide Prarie” in 1998, however it was not until 2019 that it appeared in full on Linda’s YouTube channel.

The Light Comes from Within (Full Short Film) -Linda McCartney
Directed by: Oscar Grillo. Video finished in: 1998. Unaired video.
Paul McCartney: Producer, musician and vocals. He does not appear in the video.
The full animated short film has never been released, it shows the story of a dreamy woman walking in the meadow accompanied by crickets and fireflies until she reaches a lake and makes a wish on the moon, which pleases her with her future “prince”, a frog who tries his best to be kissed and become her worst nightmare. The frog takes on a “human” form and becomes rude and selfish; she can’t stand it and that’s when she brings out her inner light and reveal against him .. That’s where the known video starts.

The Light Comes from Within Uncensored Version – Linda McCartney
Directed by: Oscar Grillo. Video finished in: 1998. Mastered: Jan 15, 1999.
Paul McCartney: Producer, musician and vocals. He does not appear in the video.

The Light Comes from Within Censored Version- Linda McCartney
Directed by: Oscar Grillo. Video finished in: 1998. Mastered: Jan 28, 1999.
Paul McCartney: Producer, musician and vocals. He does not appear in the video.

The version released does not show the previous story of how the woman met her frog “prince”, it begins when she breaks her chains of repression. It was the second animation video to promote Linda’s posthumous album. The uncensored version lets you hear the strong words and the censored version includes a special audio mix, as those words were overshadowed by the sound of a “cuckoo”.
The uncensored version is the best known and in 2019 it was featured on Linda’s YouTube channel. The censored version only circulates on DVD bootleg, as well as the slates of the two versions.

NOTE: an alleged video clip of Linda McCartney’s song “Appaloosa” is circulating, but it is taken from the EPK video sent to the media to promote the album “Wide Prairie” in 1998 and shows scenes from the original documentary produced by MPL in 1994 titled “Appaloosa”, adding additional footage and photographs solely to illustrate what Paul is narrating in the EPK; and some fan just overlay the audio from the CD and passed it off as a real music video. There is no official video for this song.

1999:

Vo!ce (Voice) –Heather Mills
Paul McCartney: Co-composer, Musician and Voices. He appears in the video.
To promote the charity CD of the same name, a music video was made showing Heather Mills trying to raise awareness of disability. Paul is in charge of singing throughout the song and scenes from the recording were interspersed. The video has not appeared in any release although it was partially shown on various newscasts at the time.

NOTE: “That’s All Right (Mama)”, recorded with Elvis ‘group in 2000 for the soundtrack of the album “Good Rockin’ Tonight: The Legacy of Sun Records”, was also included in a video documentary showing scenes from the recording session. Some fans have passed it off as an official music video on the internet and bootleg DVD compilations.

2001:

Receptacle for the Respectable- Super Furry Animals
Paul McCartney: Celery and Carrot. He does not appear in the video.
According to the original credits, Paul is present in the recording of this song, chewing on celery and carrots and it is possible to hear him between the minute 2:10 and until 2:50.
An animation video was made.

2004:

Do They Know It’s Christmas?- Band Aid 20
Directed by: Geoff Wonfor
Paul McCartney: Musician (Bass). He appears in the video.
Another charity single forming a new “Band Aid” with Bono (U2), Chris Martin (Coldplay), Robbie Williams, members of Radiohead, Travis, Blur and Keane, among others. Paul appears 6 times during the video and shows scenes from the recording session with his Höfner bass guitar.

2005:

Say Say Say (Waiting 4 U) -Hi Tack (Single Edit 2:44)
Say Say Say (Waiting 4 U) -Hi Tack (German Edit 2:54)
Paul McCartney: Co-composer and vocal sampler. He does not appear in the video.
It samples the 1983 song “Say Say Say” by Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson in a disco house version made by the Dutch group Hi-Tack, it only includes some phrases from the song in Michael Jackson’s voice (with a slight distortion) repeated over and over throughout the track along with Paul’s voice saying the word “baby” on many occasions. There are two official videos with some different scenes.

Come Rain, Come Shine-Jenn Cuneta
Paul McCartney: Co-composer and Musician. He does not appear in the video.
It uses a sample from the original instrumental track from “Silly Love Songs.” Cuneta is a Filipino singer. Paul approved this mix.

2006:

Come Rain, Come Shine-Tata Young
Paul McCartney: Co-composer and Musician. He does not appear in the video.
It uses a sample from the original instrumental track from “Silly Love Songs.” It is a re-make of the version released by Cuneta now made by the Thai singer, Tata Young.

2009:

Boots and Sand- Yusuf (Cat Stevens)
Directed by: Jesse Dylan
Paul McCartney: Backing Vocals. He does not appear in the video.
The video was directed by Bob Dylan’s son and although Paul does not appear (Dolly Parton does make a brief cameo), it is possible to hear his voice accompanying Cat Stevens during much of the song.

2010:

Ordinary People – Glenn Aitken
Directed by: Glenn Aitken Premiere Date: Oct 7, 2010.
Paul McCartney: Musician (Bass Guitar). He does not appear in the video.

Gone Baby, Don’t Be Long – Erykah Badu
Directed by: Flying Lotus
Paul McCartney: Musician and vocal harmony. He does not appear in the video.
The song samples the vocal harmonies and part of the instrumental track of the Wings song “Arrow Through Me.” Paul approved the sampling.

Gone Baby -Melo-X featuring Paul McCartney & Erykah Badu
Paul McCartney: Musician, vocal and vocal harmony. He does not appear in the video.
The song samples Paul’s lead vocals, harmonies, and instrumental track from Wings’ “Arrow Through Me.” It is a re-make to the previous version of Badu, now Paul’s voice is added at the beginning.

2012:

He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother- Justice Collective
Directed by: Simon Hanning, Dec 2012.
Paul McCartney: Musician (Electric Guitar) and voice. He appears in the video.
Another charity project with many artists: Robbie Williams, Gerry Marsden (Gerry and the Pacemakers), Melanie C (Spice Girls), among others. Paul appears 5 times, filmed during the session in which he collaborated with a guitar solo and lead vocal on some phrases.

2013:

Out of Sight – The Bloody Beetroots Ft. Paul McCartney & Youth
Directed by: Charlie & Daniel Lightening. Premiere Date: July 8, 2013.
Paul McCartney: Composer, Musician and Lead Vocal. He appears in the video.
The song is a re-make of “Nothing Too Much Just Out of Sight” that Paul and Youth (Martin Glover) released in 2008 on the album “Electric Arguments” under the pseudonym “The Fireman”. McCartney recorded his voice again for this project in an updated version. He appears throughout the video alongside Sir Bob Cornelius and Tommy Tea (The Bloody Beetroots).

Wonderful Christmastime -Straight No Chaser (Lyric video)
Paul McCartney: Composer and Lead Vocal. He does not appear in the video.
Paul’s original vocal recorded in 1979 was used for this release by the a cappella group Straight No Chaser. A lyric video was officially released on December 12, 2013.

2015:

Only One- Kanye West Feat. Paul McCartney
Directed by: Spike Jonze. Release Date: January 30, 2015.
Paul McCartney: Musician (keyboards) and backing vocals. He does not appear in the video.
One of several collaborations with Kanye that originated from the secret sessions the two apparently had in Punta de Mitla, Riviera Nayarit/Puerto Vallarta, Mexico in late July 2014.

FourfiveSeconds- Rihanna feat. Kanye West & McCartney
Directed by: Inez & Vinoodh. Release Date: Feb 3, 2015.
Paul McCartney: Co-songwriter, musician (acoustic guitar) and backing vocals. He appears in the video.
The video was filmed in New York. Paul’s musical participation on the song playing his guitar and backing vocal (distorted at a higher speed in the final mix) was apparently recorded in Punta de Mitla, Mexico at the ‘No Name’ studios that West himself installed provisionally.

All Day- Kanye West feat. Theophilus London, Allan Kingdom & Paul McCartney
Directed by: Steve McQueen
Paul McCartney: Co-songwriter, acoustic guitar and whistle. He does not appear in the video.
The official video was released on March 7, 2015 at a private event in Paris, France, it lasts 9 minutes and is linked to another song: “I Feel Like That”. It was decided to save it and promote a different video: a live performance at the BRIT Awards (this version does not include the recording of McCartney towards the end of the song). The original video was finally released to the world on February 22, 2016. Several videos made by fans circulated in late 2014 and early 2015 that became very popular before there was an official video clip, some of them are often confused as an official video. This song is based on sampling Paul’s song “When the Wind is Blowing” (recorded during the sessions of the album “Ram” and mixed tentatively for “Wild Life”, it did not appear on any of these albums although it was included as a bonus in the “Wings Wild Life” Archive Collection in 2018. Wings also re-recorded it for another unreleased project, the soundtrack of the 1978 film “Rupert the bear”). Kanye included towards the end the recording of Paul on his acoustic guitar and his whistle, recorded during their sessions together at Punta de Mitla in 2014.

Food Revolution Day- Jamie Oliver
Premiere date: May 13, 2015.
Paul McCartney: Vocals. He appears in the video.
The song was created as an initiative by British chef Jamie Oliver to implement nutrition education in all schools for children. He had the help of Ed Sheeran. It also includes the vocal performances of Jamie Cullum, Hugh Jackman, Alesha Dixon, among others; and McCartney who appears in the video 6 times although his voice can be heard for most of the song.

Love Song To The Earth #1 Lyric Video – Various Artists
Directed by: Casey Culver and Jerry Cope. Premiere Date: Sept 4, 2015.
Paul McCartney: Vocals. He does not appear in the video.

Love Song to The Earth #2 Formal Video- Various Artists
Directed by: Trey Fanjoy. Premiere Date: Dec 23, 2015.
Paul McCartney: Vocals. He appears in the video.

The song was recorded as part of a campaign to raise awareness of the impacts of climate change. Several artists came together to give their voice: Jon Bon Jovi, Sheryl Crow, Fergie, among others. The first video is a lyrical version showing images of nature and the lyrics of the song but none of the artists appear.
Only Natasha Bedingfield, Colbie Caillat, Sean Paul, Q’orianka Kilcher and McCartney appear in the second video; who can be seen 18 times, his scenes were filmed on the shore of a beach.

2016:

Nineteen Hundred and Eighty five -Wings + Timo Maas & James Teej
Directed by: Can Evgin. Premiere date: May 27, 2016.
Paul McCartney: Musician (piano) and lead vocal. He appears in the video.
Wings’ song from the album “Band on the Run” was released in a new electronic version on a rare 12″ vinyl record RSD limited to 100 copies simulating a Test pressing for DJ’s that soon became a highly sought after item by collectors . A few weeks later another limited edition 7” “Test pressing” album made its appearance. Given the success in sales and re-sales on Ebay, Paul agreed to have an official video made as well as the global commercialization of this mix (along with other remixes of the same song) on a special vinyl record (with subsequent editions and more remixes). Paul’s original vocal recorded in 1973 is used in this version, as well as some piano chords towards the end. The video uses scenes by McCartney himself taken from the 1974 “One Hand Clapping” project. This video can also be seen on Paul’s official YouTube channel.

2018:

I Saw Her Standing There #1- Little Steven & Paul McCartney. SHORT VERSION 4:39
Premiere Date: Jan 5, 2018.:

I Saw Her Standing There #2- Little Steven & Paul McCartney. LONG VERSION 4:52
Premiere Date: Feb 15, 2018.

Filmed at the London Roundhouse on November 4, 2017 with Paul as a surprise guest. There are two different scenes of Paul on each version during the song.
Version 1 shows the video as it was filmed and in Letterbox format. Version 2 added a vintage effect as if it were an old film throughout the video, it is on Widescreen and is 4 seconds longer in the intro and 8 extra seconds towards the end when Paul is saying goodbye. The second version was also officially included in the Blu Ray and limited box “Soulfire Live”. This performance was revived in February 2021 in another official release by Little Steven : “Macca to Mecca”.

2019:

Grow Old With Me (Lyric Video) –Ringo Starr
Premiere Date: Oct 11, 2019.
Paul McCartney: Musician (bass) and backing vocals. He does not appear in the video.
A video that shows the lyrics from the original manuscript made by John in late 1980. The song was recorded with a little help, for his album “What’s my Name”.

2020:

Here’s to the Nights- Ringo Starr
Premiere Date: Dec 18, 2020.
Paul McCartney: Vocals. He appears in the video.
Recorded during the pandemic, Ringo delivered a hymn of hope to end a difficult year alongside multiple guests: Joe Walsh, Dave Grohl, Lenny Kravitz, Sheryl Crow, Steve Lukather, Ben Harper among others. Each one participated with his contributions for the song as well as for the video from their homes or private studios. Paul appears in 13 scenes.

2021:

Self- Steven Wilson
Directed by: Miles Skarin. Premiere Date: Feb 1, 2021.
Digital cameo of Paul (and many other personalities among politicians, actors and musicians) created with the technology called “Deep Learning” or “DeepFake”. Actually the real Paul does not appear, however this innovative video merits mention.

The Kiss of Venus III Imagined -Dominic Fike
Directed by: Jack Begert. Premier Date: March 11, 2021
Paul McCartney: Co-songwriter and whistle. He appears in the video.
Released as part of the promotion of the album “McCartney III Imagined”. Dominic added some additional verses. Paul can be seen towards the end of the video in a short cameo and hear him whistling.

In July 2021 we will add the rest of the new videos presented as part of the “McCartney III-Imagined” release.

2021 © Mike Carrera.