Paul McCartney And Wings – “Jet” Live
Want Jet To Always Love Me!
“Jet” was written by Linda and Paul McCartney which was recorded on September 1973 along with his band Wings. It was for their third studio album “Band on the Run.” It has become one of their most popular songs and it was reported that “Jet” is the name of McCartney’s Labrador Retriever.
- Number 7 on the US Billboard Hot 100
- Number 7 on the UK Singles Chart (Official Charts Company)
However, in a 2010 interview on the UK television channel ITV1 for the program Wings: Band on the Run, McCartney explained that Jet was the name of a pony he had owned, although many of the lyrics bore little relation to the subject; indeed, the true meaning of the lyrics has defied all attempts at decryption.
The song’s use of the word “suffragette” was described by McCartney as “crazy” and “silly”, not having any deep inspiration.
The lyrics was mostly written by McCartney to fit the song’s melody, not the meaning of the initial inspiration. He wrote it during the summer in 1973 at his Scottish home and recorded it in London. Even The Carpenters were big fans of the track!
The refrain from Jet reappears later on the Band On The Run album, as a mostly instrumental passage on the song Picasso’s Last Words (Drink To Me).
This unforgettable song also earned several positive reviews from critics!