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27th May '17 2:46:59 PM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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* In TheSixties one way to ensure that the intended song got radio airplay instead of radio stations playing the B-side was to have a quickly-recorded, [[StylisticSuck not particularly great]] [[{{Instrumentals}} Instrumental]] on the B-side. Creator/PhilSpector in particular was notorious for this. His protégé Creator/SonnyBono adopted this for his productions, using the ThemeNaming device of mentioning [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quetzal quetzals]] somewhere in the title.

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* In TheSixties one way Back in TheSixties, there were several methods to ensure that the intended song got radio airplay instead of radio stations playing the B-side was to have B-side:
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a quickly-recorded, [[StylisticSuck not particularly great]] [[{{Instrumentals}} Instrumental]] on the B-side. Creator/PhilSpector in particular was notorious for this. His protégé Creator/SonnyBono adopted this for his productions, using the ThemeNaming device of mentioning [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quetzal quetzals]] somewhere in the title.title.
** Putting an instrumental version of the A-side song on the B-side.
** Only including the A-side song on promotional copies sent to radio stations, whether by leaving the B-side blank or by putting the A-side song on both sides. When stereo on 45rpm records returned in the late 1960's (following a brief experiment in 1958-61), some promotional copies would have the same song in stereo on one side (for FM-Stereo stations) and in mono on the other side (for AM stations).


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* "Wipe Out" by The Surfaris was improvised and recorded in two takes within ten minutes because their producer reminded them they needed a B-side for "Surfer Joe". While "Surfer Joe" was a hit of its own (#62 in the ''Billboard'' chart), "Wipe Out" ended up being the more popular of the two sides, making the charts three times (in 1963 at #2, in 1966 at #16 and in 1970 at #110) and being well-known to this day.
20th May '17 10:25:13 PM Ezclee4050
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* In TheSixties one way to ensure that the intended song got radio airplay instead of radio stations playing the B-side was to have a quickly-recorded, [[StylisticSuck not particularly great]] [[{{Instrumentals}} Instrumental]] on the B-side. Creator/PhilSpector in particular was notorious for this. His protégé Creator/SonnyBono adopted this for his productions, using the ThemeNaming device of mentioning [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quetzal quetzals]] somewhere in the title.
29th Apr '17 5:54:46 PM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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Occasionally, both sides of the single are promoted equally; the single is then called a "double A-side". Famous examples are "[[Music/TheBeatles Strawberry Fields Forever/Penny Lane]]" and "[[Music/{{Queen}} We Will Rock You/We Are the Champions]]". B-sides may be collected onto {{GreatestHitsAlbum}}s, or be included on an extra disc for deluxe reissues and {{Box Set}}s. They might also turn up as bonus tracks on [[UpdatedRerelease later printings of the album]].

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Occasionally, both sides of the single are promoted equally; the single is then called a "double A-side". Famous examples are "[[Music/TheBeatles Strawberry Fields Forever/Penny Lane]]" and "[[Music/{{Queen}} We Will Rock You/We Are the Champions]]". B-sides may be collected onto {{GreatestHitsAlbum}}s, {{Greatest Hits album}}s, or be included on an extra disc for deluxe reissues and {{Box Set}}s. They might also turn up as bonus tracks on [[UpdatedRerelease later printings of the album]].



[[OmnipresentTropes Ubiquitous throughout]] the music industry, so examples should be parodies subversions or otherwise noteworthy.

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[[OmnipresentTropes Ubiquitous throughout]] the music industry, so examples should be parodies parodies, subversions or otherwise noteworthy.



** Some Beatles albums managed to have the A-side ''and'' the B-side end up as #1 hits.

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** Some Beatles albums singles managed to have the A-side ''and'' the B-side end up as #1 hits.


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* Music/BillHaleyAndHisComets' "Rock Around the Clock" was recorded in two takes at the end of a session which was mostly spent working on "Thirteen Women (and Only One Man in Town)". When both were released on a single in May 1954, "Thirteen Women" was the A-side; while that song made the Cashbox charts, it ended up being a commercial disappointment. "Rock Around the Clock" would have to wait until it appeared in the opening credits of ''Film/BlackboardJungle'' in 1955 (courtesy of Creator/GlennFord's son Peter's record collection) to become a hit.
28th Feb '17 5:47:02 PM MikeK
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** ''The Automatic Box'' compiled b-sides from the ''Automatic For The People'' singles. It only featured about an hour's worth of music, but was separated into four EP-length discs with different themes: The first disc was all original songs with vocals, the second was all original instrumental pieces, the fourth was all {{Cover Version}}s, and the last was a set of b-sides from their previous album, ''Green''.

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** ''The Automatic Box'' compiled b-sides from the ''Automatic For The People'' singles. It only featured about an hour's worth of music, but was separated into four EP-length discs with different themes: The first disc was all original songs with vocals, the second was all original instrumental pieces, the fourth third was all {{Cover Version}}s, and the last was a set of b-sides from their previous album, ''Green''.
29th Dec '16 9:20:44 AM nombretomado
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* The Series/SpittingImage single "The Chicken Song" b/w "[[TheApartheidEra I've Never Met a Nice South African]]" was jokingly promoted on the cover as a "double B-side", [[DontExplainTheJoke implying that both songs were of dubious quality]].

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* The Series/SpittingImage single "The Chicken Song" b/w "[[TheApartheidEra "[[UsefulNotes/TheApartheidEra I've Never Met a Nice South African]]" was jokingly promoted on the cover as a "double B-side", [[DontExplainTheJoke implying that both songs were of dubious quality]].
28th Dec '16 12:18:50 PM SamwisetheBrave
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* Music/{{Nightwish}} has a few of these from the Anette era, notably "The Escapist" and "While Her Lips are Still Red."

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* Music/{{Nightwish}} has a few of these from the Anette era, notably "The Escapist" and "While Her Your Lips are Still Red.""
** "Wish I Had an Angel" was backed with a cover of Ankie Bagger's "Where Were You Last Night".
22nd Dec '16 1:53:28 PM AgProv
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* By his own admission, Jasper Carrott's "Funky Moped" only charted as a hit single because the B-side had a [[SubvertedKidsShow risqué]] ''TheMagicRoundabout'' sketch.

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* By his own admission, Jasper Carrott's Creator/JasperCarrott's "Funky Moped" only charted as a hit single because the B-side had a [[SubvertedKidsShow risqué]] ''TheMagicRoundabout'' sketch.
12th Nov '16 12:31:24 PM nombretomado
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* An entire ''Radio/AmericanCountryCountdown'' program (a special that aired Oct. 4, 1975, in place of that weekend's regular countdown) was [[http://www.popsike.com/American-Country-Countdown-10475-B-Sides-Special/110311141408.html dedicated to B-sides of country music]]. The special featured classic gems by JohnnyCash, Patsy Cline, Hank Willliams Sr., Lefty Frizzell, ElvisPresley, Ray Price, Hank Snow, Kitty Wells, Eddy Arnold, Merle Haggard and many others. The top song: "The Tennessee Waltz," as recorded by Patti Page.

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* An entire ''Radio/AmericanCountryCountdown'' program (a special that aired Oct. 4, 1975, in place of that weekend's regular countdown) was [[http://www.popsike.com/American-Country-Countdown-10475-B-Sides-Special/110311141408.html dedicated to B-sides of country music]]. The special featured classic gems by JohnnyCash, Music/JohnnyCash, Patsy Cline, Hank Willliams Williams Sr., Lefty Frizzell, ElvisPresley, Music/ElvisPresley, Ray Price, Hank Snow, Kitty Wells, Eddy Arnold, Merle Haggard and many others. The top song: "The Tennessee Waltz," as recorded by Patti Page.
10th Nov '16 6:52:28 PM Ezclee4050
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* Anyone who bought Dion's sentimental, patriotic 1968 hit "Abraham, Martin & John" and flipped the record over were suffered a big case of MoodWhiplash; the B-side was a much DarkerAndEdgier electric {{Blues}} song called "Daddy Rollin' (In Your Arms)".

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* Anyone who bought Dion's sentimental, patriotic 1968 hit "Abraham, Martin & John" and flipped the record over were suffered a big huge case of MoodWhiplash; the B-side was a much DarkerAndEdgier electric {{Blues}} song called "Daddy Rollin' (In Your Arms)".
10th Nov '16 6:51:04 PM Ezclee4050
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* The B-side of Three Dog Night's "Shambala" was called, appropriately enough, "Our B-Side."

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* The B-side of Three Dog Night's "Shambala" was called, appropriately enough, "Our B-Side."B-Side". The lyrics had the band speculating what they might do if they ever got to write a song that ended up as an A-side (since Three Dog Night almost exclusively recorded songs by established outside songwriters).


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* Anyone who bought Dion's sentimental, patriotic 1968 hit "Abraham, Martin & John" and flipped the record over were suffered a big case of MoodWhiplash; the B-side was a much DarkerAndEdgier electric {{Blues}} song called "Daddy Rollin' (In Your Arms)".
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