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What side "B" 'song was better than side "A"

Posted: 14 Oct 2013 13:53
by spittenkittens
There was Frank mills song called music box dancer that was a side b song(when sent to a dj) that turned out be very popular. Some early 45's had no side a or b. Some sides were both as good to me. 3 dog night had a very funny side be song called "side B song". What is your favorite side b song. By the way, many 45 sounded very good, maybe better than the 33 rpm version if it had one.

Re: What side "B" 'song was better than side "A"

Posted: 15 Oct 2013 11:24
by davidsss
From memory Rock Around the Clock was the B side to 13 Women. Somehow I think the B side won out on that one.

DS

Re: What side "B" 'song was better than side "A"

Posted: 15 Oct 2013 23:39
by spittenkittens
That turned out to be a pretty fair song as I recall. I might even have that,I got a stack of 45's I have not cleaned or remember what was there. I did get a couple of Ray Charles early works.

Re: What side "B" 'song was better than side "A"

Posted: 16 Oct 2013 00:50
by ginniegatrit
The Beatles:
A Yellow Submarine
B Eleanor Rigby
What were they thinking?

Badfinger:
A No Matter What
B Carry On Till Tomorrow
I really liked No Matter What but that lead guitar lick in Carry On Till Tomorrow gets me every time.

Neil Young:
A Comes A Time
B Motorcycle Mama

But I never bought that many 45's. Very little in fact.

Re: What side "B" 'song was better than side "A"

Posted: 23 Oct 2013 14:49
by eddie edirol
I just found on youtube that "Ancient walls of Flowers" by Marcys Playground is SO much better than its A side of "Sex and Candy".

Also I grew up with a song called "Funky Fever"by Clarence Carter. It wasnt until recently that I found out the flip side was the one that hit the charts, called "Slip Away".

I just realized that "Revolution" is on the flip side of "Hey Jude". I honestly dont know which one I listen to more, I love em both.

Re: What side "B" 'song was better than side "A"

Posted: 23 Oct 2013 20:09
by ginniegatrit
eddie edirol wrote:
I just realized that "Revolution" is on the flip side of "Hey Jude". I honestly dont know which one I listen to more, I love em both.
That was a double A single I'm pretty sure.

Re: What side "B" 'song was better than side "A"

Posted: 27 Oct 2013 12:08
by jmurray01
I wouldn't say it was better, but I would go as far as to say that I do enjoy the B-side to Roger Whittaker's "Streets of London" - "Why" - slightly more than the A-side.

Re: What side "B" 'song was better than side "A"

Posted: 05 Jan 2014 23:48
by Zaimejs
"Ginger Haired Man" by Gallery is the flip side of the popular "It's So Nice to Be With You."

I also like Giorgio's "Underdog" better than the A-side "Son of My Father."

I'd have to look through my Beatles' singles, but I know they have plenty of "better" B-sides.

Re: What side "B" 'song was better than side "A"

Posted: 06 Jan 2014 01:12
by Finger Painter
Gosh there was a stack of them in the punk era. My stand out was 'White Riot' by the Clash. The 'B side' '1977' was more for me.

Re: What side "B" 'song was better than side "A"

Posted: 06 Jan 2014 03:46
by Terry Robinson
I don't have a great number of 17cm 45 r.p.m. records here and most of them are from Albums so both sides are equal. One interesting one I have is "Copacabana (At The Copa)" sung by Mr. Barry Manilow. The song is on both sides of the record. There's both a long version (5' 46"), and a different short version (3' 48"). No doubt, the short version was for wireless play. Which was the A side? No matter which side you play, the song is still pretty dreadful!

Re: What side "B" 'song was better than side "A"

Posted: 06 Jan 2014 03:49
by amntrat
The Beatles, Pennylane and Strawberry Fields Forever

Re: What side "B" 'song was better than side "A"

Posted: 06 Jan 2014 03:57
by amntrat
The Band, Up on Cripple Creek, The Night They Drove old Dixie Down

Re: What side "B" 'song was better than side "A"

Posted: 11 Jan 2014 06:30
by vinyl master
Chic...I like "Savoir Faire" better than the hit, "Le Freak"...

I also like the remix of Peter Gabriel's "Games Without Frontiers" on the b-side of the "Steam" single...

Re: What side "B" 'song was better than side "A"

Posted: 25 Jan 2014 22:51
by plyscds
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0AiWzUY2VPg

Bought this by mistake in 1965 when the McCoys' version was in airplay. Absolutely loathed it at the time. The only thing that kept it from the trash can was an attempt at "Poison Ivy" on the "B" side.

Re: What side "B" 'song was better than side "A"

Posted: 26 Jan 2014 18:05
by merseygull
Pretty much ANY Sweet B side was better than the A side.. (IMHO)

ATB,J.