On the Wings of a Nightingale

The Everly brothers

Released August 1984

Genre Pop

Length 2:34

Label Mercury

Writer(s) Paul McCartney

Producer(s) Dave Edmunds

“On the Wings of a Nightingale” is a song written and composed by Paul McCartney and recorded by the Everly Brothers in 1984 for their album EB 84, which Dave Edmunds produced.

The video shot to accompany the selection shows the brothers rescuing a classic car (specifically, a 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air convertible) from a junk yard, restoring it (in a series of shots that compress an unknown number of weeks, or months, into 35 seconds of video time) to drivable condition, then taking it out for a spin.


“On The Wings Of A Nightingale” is the most popular and recognizable of the duo’s songs recorded since 1970, and the final Everly Brothers single to chart on the Billboard Hot 100.