The lead single from Wings’ fourth album Venus And Mars, ‘Listen To What The Man Said’ was released in the United States on 26 May 1975.
The album followed later that month. ‘Listen To What The Man Said’ had been issued in the UK on 16 May 1975.
The b-side was ‘Love In Song’, another Venus And Mars song recorded at Abbey Road in 1974.
‘Listen To What The Man Said’ topped the charts in Canada and the USA, and went top ten in Ireland, New Zealand, Norway, and the UK, where it peaked at number six.
The popularity of ‘Listen To What The Man Said’ led to its inclusion on the compilations All The Best! and Wingspan: Hits and History, although it was omitted from 1978’s Wings Greatest.
Last updated: 21 September 2021
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