Come and Get It peaked at no 12 on the Go-Set National Top 40 on 18 April 1970.
‘Come and Get It’ was composed by English singer-songwriter Paul McCartney for the film The Magic Christian. McCartney wrote it for Badfinger to perform. He produced the record which was released on the Beatles’ Apple label. It was the band’s first release under the Badfinger name (having previously recorded as The Iveys) and was their international breakthrough, hitting the top 10 in both the UK and US singles charts.
Read more: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Come_and_Get_It_(Badfinger_song)
Paul McCartney wrote this for the 1969 movie The Magic Christian, starring Peter Sellers and Ringo Starr. Much like the Beatles song ‘You Never Give Me Your Money’, it’s a stomp on the business partners who made his life miserable, particularly those at the label the group set up, Apple Records, which had become a financial sinkhole. As the song goes:
Did I hear you say that there must be a catch?
Will you walk away from a fool and his money?
Read more: www.songfacts.com/facts/badfinger/come-and-get-it
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