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Girls School
14 December 2022
Sea Belt
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I like the way Paul does that downturn with his voice from “Girls” to “school”.  It took me a while but I figured out how to sing it that way.

Three questions:

Is it true this song was the A side of a 45 but that the B side (Mull Of Kintyre ) eclipsed it in sales?

Was it on London Town or only issued as a 45?

How is the title properly spelled?  “Girls” without any apostrophe is probably wrong.  Girl’s doesn’t seem right, since it’s a school for many girls.  So it must be Girls’.  Interestingly, it looks like some 45s had both:

Now today I find, you have changed your mind

14 December 2022
Ron Nasty
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Recorded during the London Town  sessions, @Sea Belt, but not included on the album, in the majority of official listings or appearances it is Girls School without an apostrophe, and was released as a double-A side with Mull Of Kintyre , mainly — by Paul’s own admission — because he felt B-sides were often ignored and wanted to give it a shot at some radio play.

It was only in the US that Girls School was promoted as the lead track, and the single failed to crack the Top 30 there; in those countries that promoted Mull, it reached #1 in several (becoming the UK’s top-selling single until Do They Know It’s Christmas in 1984) and the Top 10 in many more.

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15 December 2022
Sea Belt
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wow I didn’t know they had double-A side 45s!  thanks @Ron Nasty

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