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B-sides better than the a-sides
28 May 2011
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Daniel
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What if I liked Rain better than Paperback Writer?

Are there anything like that with you guys where you like the b side better than the a side of one of their singles?!?!

28 May 2011
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I have lots. Rain over PW, Old Brown Shoe over Ballad of John and Yoko, PS I Love You I've Love Me Do, This Boy over I Want To Hold Your Hand.

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28 May 2011
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Oh yeah! I like Old Brown Shoe Better than The Ballad fo John and Yoko and P.S I Love You better than Love Me Do too. Also, I like Thank You Girl more than From Me To You and Revolution over Hey Jude.

28 May 2011
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I like P.S. I Love You over Love Me Do, Thank You Girl over From Me To You, You Can't Do That over Can't Buy Me Love, She's A Woman over I Feel Fine, Baby, You're A Rich Man over All You Need Is Love, I Am The Walrus over Hello Goodbye, and Old Brown Shoe over The Ballad Of John And Yoko!

 

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28 May 2011
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Revolution over Hey Jude.

You all will have read that Dave Dee is no longer with us. But Mickey and Titch and I would like to carry on the good work that's always gone down in number two.
31 May 2011
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Definitely I Am The Walrus over Hello Goodbye. If you use American singles, Strawberry Fields Forever over Penny Lane.

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31 May 2011
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What about the singles that shouldn't have been? Yellow Submarine is the one that pops to mind. How Eleanor Rigby got only partial acknowledgement is shocking!! 

I tried to think of something powerful and moving… and failed.  "You were given a choice between war and dishonor - you chose dishonor, and you shall have war" - Winston Churchill
31 May 2011
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Maybe a double a-side but Day Tripper over We Can Work It Out.

Old Brown Shoe over Ballad of Joko.

IATW over Hello Goodbye.

DLMD over Get Back.

This Boy over IWTHYH.

BYARM over AYNIL

Strawberry Fields over Penny Lane.

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1 June 2011
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meanmistermustard said:

Day Tripper over We Can Work It Out.

Wasn't "Day Tripper" the A-side? As far as I can remember, PL/SFF was the first of their "double A-sides."

EDIT: Either way, I like "We Can Work It Out" better. 

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1 June 2011
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Day Tripper was their first Double A side, followed by Rigby/Submarine and then PL/SFF.

I tried to think of something powerful and moving… and failed.  "You were given a choice between war and dishonor - you chose dishonor, and you shall have war" - Winston Churchill
1 June 2011
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1 June 2011
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mr. Sun king coming together said:

I have lots. Rain over PW, Old Brown Shoe over Ballad of John and Yoko, PS I Love You I've Love Me Do, This Boy over I Want To Hold Your Hand.

Wow.... You're a real  Rarity-Beatles-fan

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1 June 2011
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"Rain" is the obvious one that leaps to mind immediately.

I could be really perverse and claim that I prefer "You Know My Name (Look Up the Number)" to "Let It Be" but that's not really true! (Now, if it was the full uncut 6 minute take of "...Number" rather than the edited version that appeared on the single...)

Even though I'm not entirely sure what song it is on the B, I GUARANTEE you that I prefer it to "Long And Winding Road"!

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I tried to think of something powerful and moving… and failed.  "You were given a choice between war and dishonor - you chose dishonor, and you shall have war" - Winston Churchill
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mr. Sun king coming together said:

For You Blue.

Me to.a-hard-days-night-paul-8

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1 June 2011
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Thank you! I was pretty sure it was either that or "I Me Mine" but was too lazy to look it up. (Even though it would've been a lot less trouble than typing up this explanation, obviously. I never think these things through.) 

Another thing that I've wondered: Exactly how did their double-A side singles differ from the normal ones - did the label actually indicate "Side One" on both sides?  

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1 June 2011
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They only differed in that it was considered to singles, so the sales were divided by two.

I tried to think of something powerful and moving… and failed.  "You were given a choice between war and dishonor - you chose dishonor, and you shall have war" - Winston Churchill
1 June 2011
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Von Bontee said:

Exactly how did their double-A side singles differ from the normal ones - did the label actually indicate "Side One" on both sides?  

That reminds me of a blonde joke:

Q: How do you keep a blonde busy for hours?

A: Write "please flip over" on both sides of a piece of paper. 

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1 June 2011
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mr. Sun king coming together said:

Day Tripper was their first Double A side, followed by Rigby/Submarine and then PL/SFF.

Except under Capitol, where Penny Lane took the A-side for itself (and got to #1, allowing it to be included on 1).

mr. Sun king coming together said:

What about the singles that shouldn't have been? Yellow Submarine is the one that pops to mind. How Eleanor Rigby got only partial acknowledgement is shocking!! 

I agree.

Generally, I think Across The Universe should have been a single, not Lady Madonna, and Something backed with Here Comes The Sun. I'd probably go with All Things Must Pass ahead of any of the other four singles from 1969/70.

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1 June 2011
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The Walrus said:

mr. Sun king coming together said:

Day Tripper was their first Double A side, followed by Rigby/Submarine and then PL/SFF.

Except under Capitol, where Penny Lane took the A-side for itself (and got to #1, allowing it to be included on 1).

No. The US had a policy of listing #1 sides as two separate singles. SFF got to #8

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