Your Favorite B-Sides

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  1. john lennonist

    john lennonist There ONCE was a NOTE, PURE and EASY...

    With a majority of these, I actually prefer them to the A-Sides


    Ask Me Why
    I'll Get You (this is sometimes listed as a "non-favorite Beatles song... why that is, I'll never know)
    This Boy (one of the Fabs' All-Time Great songs -- their performance of this on Sullivan was fantastic)
    There's a Place
    You Can't Do That
    Things We Said Today
    I Should Have Known Better
    I'm Happy Just to Dance with You
    If I Fell (one of the Fabs' All-Time Great songs)
    Slow Down
    Yes it Is
    Day Tripper
    I Am the Walrus
    Old Brown Shoe
    Don't Let Me Down


    The Crystal Ship (perfection!)
    Moonlight Drive
    Love Street
    The Changling


    Who'll Be The Next In Line
    Ev'rybody's Gonna Be Happy
    Where Have All The Good Times Gone
    Love Me Till The Sun Shines
    Mr. Pleasant
    Do You Remember Walter?


    In The City
    The Ox
    Mary-Anne with the Shaky Hands


    Christmas Song
    Driving Song
    Fat Man
    A Time for Everything
    Life Is a Long Song
    Sweet Dream
    Cross-Eyed Mary

  2. Mother

    Mother Forum Resident

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  3. andy749

    andy749 Forum Resident

    Steppenwolf - "Jupiter's Child"
    Deep Purple - "Super Trooper"
    JHE - "Stone Free"
    Beatles - "You Can't Do That"
    Canned Heat - "One Kind Favor"
    Canned Heat - "Sic Em Pigs"
    Guess Who - "Proper Stranger"
  4. vinylontubes

    vinylontubes Forum Resident

    Katy, TX
    Rancid - I Wanna Riot b-side of Roots Radicals
  5. BlueGangsta

    BlueGangsta Forum Resident

    Ignoring the fact that most of them are edits...

  6. StevenC

    StevenC SUEDE > Both Oasis AND Blur.

    Suede "My Insatiable One"
    Suede "My Dark Star"
    Suede "The Living Dead"
    Suede "To The Birds"
    Suede "This Time"
    Morrissey "Jack The Ripper"
    Morrissey "Sister, I'm a Poet"
    The Smiths "Unloveable"
    The Smiths "Stretch Out and Wait" (proper version featured on "Louder Than Bombs")
    The Smiths "Rubber Ring"
    Depeche Mode "But Not Tonight" (b-side everywhere in the world except USA)
    Depeche Mode "Dangerous"
    Depeche Mode "Route 66"
    Depeche Mode "Sea of Sin"
    Bloc Party "Skeleton"
    Bloc Party "Always New Depths"
    Bloc Party "Vision of Heaven"
    Prince "She's Always In My Hair"
    Prince "17 Days"
    Prince "Another Lonely Christmas" (12 inch version)
    Prince "Erotic City"
    The Cure "Play"
    The Cure "Halo"
    Pulp "Paula"
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  7. PCM7027

    PCM7027 Forum Resident

    Belle and Sebastian: Your Cover's Blown
    Kate Bush: Under the Ivy
    Camera Obscura: Super Trouper
    Camera Obscura: Tougher Than the Rest
    Depeche Mode: Oberkorn (It's a Small Town)
    Depeche Mode: Headstar
    Fleetwood Mac: Silver Springs
    Oasis: Acquiesce
    Oasis: Cum On Feel the Noize
    Oasis: Rockin' Chair
    Oasis: Step Out
    Pearl Jam: Yellow Ledbetter
    REM: It's a Free World, Baby
    REM: Wall of Death
    Smashing Pumpkins: The Aeroplane Flies High (Turns Left, Looks Right)
    The Stone Roses: Where Angels Play
    Teenage Fanclub: B-Side
    Teenage Fanclub: Genius Envy
    Teenage Fanclub: He'd Be a Diamond
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  8. Halfwit

    Halfwit Forum Resident

    Loads that I can't think of or have already been mentioned, but this is one of the best (as were so many T Rex B-sides):

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  9. SixOClockBoos

    SixOClockBoos The Man On The Flaming Pie


    Ask Me Why - The Beatles
    I'll Get You - The Beatles
    I Know - Billy J. Kramer with the Dakotas
    This Boy - The Beatles
    I Should Have Known Better - The Beatles
    If I Fell - The Beatles
    I'm Happy Just To Dance With You - The Beatles
    She's A Woman - The Beatles
    You Make Me Feel So Good - The Zombies
    Leave Me Be - The Zombies
    I'd Feel A Whole Lot Better - The Byrds
    Unchained Melody - The Righteous Brothers
    The End Of The World - Herman's Hermits
    I Love You - The Zombies
    She Don't Care About Time - The Byrds
    Elusive Butterfly - Bob Lind
    Why - The Byrds
    How Can I Leave Her - The Cyrkle
    Rain - The Beatles
    Hold On! - Herman's Hermits
    Standing Still - The Association
    You Make Me Feel So Good - The Buckinghams
    Baby You're A Rich Man - The Beatles
    I Am The Walrus - The Beatles
    We Love Us - The Association
    Birthday Morning - The Association
    You Misunderstand Me - The Buckinghams
    Friends Of Mine - The Zombies
    Broken-Hearted Man - The Spiral Starecase
    Maybe We've Been Loving Too Long - The Flying Machine
    Loving Him - The Delfonics
    Every Lonely Day - Edison Lighthouse
    Your Song - Elton John
    Maggie May - Rod Stewart
    She's Good - Jackson 5
    Spell - Blue Magic
    Saturn Nights - America
    Country Dreamer - Paul McCartney & Wings
    Magneto And Titanium Man - Wings
    World Of Stone - George Harrison
    Cantina Theme - The London Symphony Orchestra
    If I Keep My Heart Out Of Sight - James Taylor
    I'm Carrying - Wings
    Takin' It Back - Toto
    Soft Touch - George Harrison
    Say Yes - The Whispers
    It's A Feeling - Toto
    It's Not True - Paul McCartney
    Tough On a Tightrope - Paul McCartney
    Are You Going My Way - The Whispers
    Lay His Head - George Harrison
    Breath Away From Heaven - George Harrison
    Long Leather Coat - Paul McCartney
    I Can't Imagine - Paul McCartney
    I Don't Give - Avril Lavigne
    Get Over It - Avril Lavigne
    Summer of '59 - Paul McCartney
    I'm probably missing more.
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  10. Flippikat

    Flippikat Forum Resident

    The Verve: The Crab (b-side to 'The drugs don't work')

    Even more depressing than the A-side, but beautifully sad.

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  11. arthurprecarious

    arthurprecarious Forum Resident

    North East England
    Only 1 mention for the B side of "Get Back"?

    "Don't Let Me Down" - one of their best!
  12. ash1

    ash1 Forum Resident

    bristol uk
    Beatles , Stones and Kinks have loads of great B-sides - Rain, Child Of The Moon, Big Black Smoke to name just one each.
    Johnny Kidd and The Pirates have a few -
    Feeling' / I Want That / I Can Tell / Then I've Got. Everything / Dr Feelgood / Shop Around /
  13. Deek57

    Deek57 Forum Resident

    There are so many, great B sides too many to list. One that springs to mind is a Steve Harley B side "Sebastian", can't recall the A side. It was on the juke box in my local, it's a slow dirge like thing about six minutes in length very quiet in parts. People groaned when I'd put it on, but I loved it..
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  14. Big Pasi

    Big Pasi Forum Resident

    Vaasa, Finland
  15. WillieDaPimp

    WillieDaPimp Cave Dweller

    Philadelphia, PA
    “I’d Rather Go Blind” -Etta James
    (B-Side to Tell Mama)
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  16. john hp

    john hp Forum Resident

    Warwickshire, UK
    Arthur Alexander - A Shot of Rhythm and Blues; Soldier of Love
    Irma Thomas - Hittin' on Nothing; Time is on my Side
    The Miracles - Who's Lovin' You; I've Been Good to You
    Aretha Franklin - Do Right Woman, Do Right Man; Dr. Feelgood
    The Lovin' Spoonful - Didn't want to have to do it
    The Beach Boys - In My Room; Don't Worry Baby; The Warmth of the Sun; Girl Don't Tell Me ....

    Just a few that come to mind
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  17. tim_neely

    tim_neely Forum Hall Of Fame

    Central VA
    Not including songs taken from albums:

    Daytime Nighttime Suffering - Wings
    Christmas Is the Time to Say I Love You - Billy Squier
    Be True - Bruce Springsteen
    Jersey Girl - Bruce Springsteen
    Shut Out the Light - Bruce Springsteen
    Roulette - Bruce Springsteen
    Silver Springs - Fleetwood Mac
    The Lion Sleeps Tonight - R.E.M.
    Love Is All Around - R.E.M.
    Hey, Hey, What Can I Do - Led Zeppelin
    Erotic City - Prince
    Into the Groove - Madonna (B-side of 12-inch single)
    Whenever You're Ready (We'll Go Steady Again) - Elton John
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  18. m5comp

    m5comp Classic Rock Lover

    Hamilton, AL
    The Beatles: Rain, I Am the Walrus
    The Who: Heaven and Hell

    My favorite obscure B-side is "Somebody Tell Me My Name", the flip side of "I Love You" by People.
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  19. MrSka57

    MrSka57 Forum Resident

    Syracuse, New York
    Squeeze - Squabs on Forty-Fab (B of Labelled with Love) (A&M UK)
    Still no CD release!
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  20. arthurprecarious

    arthurprecarious Forum Resident

    North East England
    Ha!Ha! I used to do exactly the same thing. May have been the b-side of Judy Teen and might have been live too.
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  21. c-eling

    c-eling Forum Resident

    Front Line Assembly-Providence, 9-11-2001
  22. lavalamp3

    lavalamp3 Forum Resident

    b-side to The Byrds 'All I Really Wanna Do' (1965)

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  23. Greg Carrier

    Greg Carrier Forum Resident

    Iowa City
    Rain is probably the greatest B side ever. I think it's one of the best songs the Beatles ever did.
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  24. squonkduke

    squonkduke Forum Resident

    Roma, Italy
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    squonkduke Forum Resident

    Roma, Italy
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