Stranglehold (Paul McCartney song)

"Stranglehold" is a song by Paul McCartney, the former bass guitarist, singer and songwriter with the Beatles. The track is credited as being written by McCartney and 10cc guitarist Eric Stewart, and is on his sixth studio solo album Press to Play. It was issued as single exclusively in the US and reached number 81.[1] The b-side featured the remix of "Angry" by Larry Alexander taken from the previous single "Pretty Little Head".

Single by Paul McCartney
from the album Press to Play
Released29 October 1986 (US only)
RecordedApril/May 1985
GenreHeartland rock
LabelCapitol Records
Songwriter(s)Paul McCartney and Eric Stewart
Producer(s)Hugh Padgham and Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney singles chronology
"Pretty Little Head"
"Only Love Remains"


Critical receptionEdit

Los Angeles Times critic Terry Atkinson described the track as "an enjoyable, jazzy offer of new love".[2]

Track listingEdit

7" single (B-5636)
  1. Stranglehold - 3:36
  2. Angry (Remix) - 3:36
    • Remix by Larry Alexander


  1. ^ "Paul McCartney > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles". allmusic. Retrieved 30 August 2009.
  2. ^ Atkinson, Terry (August 31, 1986). "Paul: Signs Of Hope Before The Letdown". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 31 May 2014.