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A-sides vs B-sides
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The Beatles bassist
Norway
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13 January 2012 - 5.23pm

What's your favorite side on each single? (NB! Only UK releases. Some are double A-sides)

My list:

Love Me Do / P.S. I Love You

Please Please Me / Ask Me Why

From Me To You / Thank You Girl

She Loves You / I'll Get You

I Want To Hold Your Hand / This Boy

Can't Buy Me Love / You Can't Do That

A Hard Day's Night / Things We Said Today

I Feel Fine / She's a Woman

Ticket To Ride / Yes It Is

Help! / I'm Down

Day Tripper / We Can Work It Out

Paperback Writer / Rain

Yellow Submarine / Eleanor Rigby

Penny Lane / Strawberry Fields Forever

All You Need Is Love / Baby You're a Rich Man

Hello, Goodbye / I Am The Walrus

Lady Madonna / The Inner Light

Hey Jude / Revolution

Get Back / Don't Let Me Down

The Ballad Of John And Yoko / Old Brown Shoe

Something / Come Together

Let It Be / You Know My Name (Look Up the Number)

"Real music is made by real people playing real instruments using own creativity and skills."

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vonbontee
Inside an Apple Orchard in a Letterbox
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13 January 2012 - 7.02pm

Nice topic. I'm assuming the bolded titles are the preferred ones:

 

Love Me Do / P.S. I Love You

Please Please Me / Ask Me Why

From Me To You / Thank You Girl

She Loves You / I'll Get You

I Want To Hold Your Hand / This Boy

Can't Buy Me Love / You Can't Do That

A Hard Day's Night / Things We Said Today

I Feel Fine / She's A Woman

Ticket To Ride / Yes It Is

Help! / I'm Down

Day Tripper / We Can Work It Out

Paperback Writer / Rain

Yellow Submarine / Eleanor Rigby

Penny Lane / Strawberry Fields Forever

All You Need Is Love / Baby You're a Rich Man

Hello, Goodbye / I Am The Walrus

Lady Madonna / The Inner Light

Hey Jude / Revolution

Get Back / Don't Let Me Down

The Ballad Of John And Yoko / Old Brown Shoe

Something / Come Together

Let It Be / You Know My Name (Look Up the Number)

 

B-sides take it, 13-9!

Hardest decision: Between "Help!" and "I'm Down"

Easiest decision: "She Loves You" fully deserves its iconic status, whereas "I'll Get You" I never liked much at all, and I've owned the single since I was six - it was my Mum's originally, and apparently fairly scarce (Canadian Capitol label)

I remember George saying 'Blimey, he's always talking about “Yesterday”, you'd think he was Beethoven or somebody' - Paul McCartney

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The Walrus
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13 January 2012 - 7.50pm

And I neeeeeeeeed her all the time

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13 January 2012 - 11.12pm

"I told you everything I could about me, Told you everything I could" ('Before Believing' - Emmylou Harris) 

"Don't make your love suffer insecurities; Trade the baggage of "self" to set another one free" ('Paper Skin' - Kendall Payne)

The Beatles bassist
Norway
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15 January 2012 - 5.24pm

vonbontee said:

Nice topic. I'm assuming the bolded titles are the preferred ones:

 

Love Me Do / P.S. I Love You

Please Please Me / Ask Me Why

From Me To You / Thank You Girl

She Loves You / I'll Get You

I Want To Hold Your Hand / This Boy

Can't Buy Me Love / You Can't Do That

A Hard Day's Night / Things We Said Today

I Feel Fine / She's a Woman

Ticket To Ride / Yes It Is

Help! / I'm Down

Day Tripper / We Can Work It Out

Paperback Writer / Rain

Yellow Submarine / Eleanor Rigby

Penny Lane / Strawberry Fields Forever

All You Need Is Love / Baby You're a Rich Man

Hello, Goodbye / I Am The Walrus

Lady Madonna / The Inner Light

Hey Jude / Revolution

Get Back / Don't Let Me Down

The Ballad Of John And Yoko / Old Brown Shoe

Something / Come Together

Let It Be / You Know My Name (Look Up the Number)

 

 

My hardest decision was between "Can't Buy Me Love" and "You Can't Do That" + "I Want To Hold Your Hand" and "This Boy". Easiest however, was between "Let It Be" and "You Know My Name (Look Up the Number)". You are right, the bolded titles are the most preferred once.

"Real music is made by real people playing real instruments using own creativity and skills."

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StrawberryFields
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15 January 2012 - 10.55pm
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Into the Sky with Diamonds
New York
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16 January 2012 - 2.37am

Love Me Do / P.S. I Love You (LMD is somewhat plodding to my ears)

Please Please Me / Ask Me Why (no brainer: turbo-charged Lennon McCartney original vs milquetoast cover)

From Me To You / Thank You Girl

She Loves You / I'll Get You

I Want To Hold Your Hand / This Boy (the song that changed the world vs some nice harmonies)

Can't Buy Me Love / You Can't Do That (I think they were right to ax YCDT from the movie)

A Hard Day's Night / Things We Said Today

I Feel Fine / She's a Woman (close)

Ticket To Ride / Yes It Is

Help! / I'm Down

Day TripperWe Can Work It Out (sorry - dead heat)

Paperback WriterRain

Yellow SubmarineEleanor Rigby (YS if young kids are around)

Penny LaneStrawberry Fields Forever (One of the most uplifting songs in the Beatles' cannon vs introspective psychedelia)

All You Need Is Love / Baby You're a Rich Man

Hello, GoodbyeI Am The Walrus

Lady Madonna / The Inner Light

Hey Jude / Revolution (dead heat again)

Get Back / Don't Let Me Down

The Ballad Of John And Yoko / Old Brown Shoe

Something / Come Together (close)

Let It Be / You Know My Name (Look Up the Number)

"Into the Sky with Diamonds" (the Beatles and the Race to the Moon – a history)

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