Sometimes a B-side becomes an unexpected hit that surpasses the A-side. Here are some classic examples. B-sides were typically considered throwaways, but the bigger question is: would they have become big hits had they not been packaged with that specific A-side?
"We Will Rock You" was the B-side to "We Are the Champions." Both great songs, but the popularity of the B-side was not expected. "Ruby Tuesday" was the B-side to "Let's Spend the Night Together." Again, a very good value for your single purchase, but "Ruby Tuesday" has stood the test of time a little better. Heck, there's a chain of restaurants that cribbed the name.
If you want a deep cut, here's 600 essential 45 B-sides. What's your fave?
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