|Released 17 April 1970|
|Recorded December 1969|
Writer(s) Paul McCartney
"That Would Be Something" is a song written by Paul McCartney in Scotland, which was first released on his McCartney album on 17 April 1970.
McCartney sings and plays acoustic guitar, bass, tom tom and cymbal. This song and "Valentine Day" were mixed at Abbey Road Studios on 22 February 1970. In the song McCartney also performs Vocal percussion to simulate a drum kit.
Shortly after the McCartney album's release, George Harrison described this song and "Maybe I'm Amazed" as "great". Stephen Thomas Erlewine of allmusic said the song was "light folk-pop".
"That Would Be Something" was also released on the 1991 album Unplugged (The Official Bootleg). The song was first performed live by McCartney, in Barcelona, on 8 May 1991.
The Grateful Dead played this song in concert 16 times between 1991 and 1995. The first time they played the song live is available on Dick's Picks Volume 17.