Beatles’ B-Sides Medley

This is a nice way to start your Friday with a smile … hopefully, 14 of them.
Back in the 1960s, it was a common practice for record labels to slap an often insignificant song on the flip side of a single they thought would do well in the charts. After all, it was the A-Side people were going to focus on so it didn’t make sense to waste a strong recording for the B-Side.

The Beatles changed all of that.

Their B-Sides were consistently outstanding; some of them were the equal of – if not better than – the A-Side. Today, that’s the focus of this medley. I’m not listing each song’s title but I am listing the names of the A-Side they were combined with. Hopefully that will pique your curiosity. 😉

By the way, I did not include Come Together/Something or Penny Lane/Strawberry Fields Forever since both singles have long been considered to be Double A-Sides.

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The Beatles’ B-Side Medley
B-Side of From Me To You
B-Side of I Want To Hold Your Hand
B-Side of Twist and Shout
B-Side of A Hard Day’s Night
B-Side of Can’t Buy Me Love
B-Side of And I Love Her
B-Side of Ticket To Ride
B-Side of Help!
B-Side of Paperback Writer
B-Side of All You Need Is Love
B-Side of Hello Goodbye
B-Side of Lady Madonna
B-Side of Hey Jude
B-Side of Get Back

Comments (8)

  1. Penny

    Great set of songs .. I mean how can you go wrong with the Beattles .. Thank you for the hard work you put into sharing with all of us!

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    1. Ray (Post author)

      Thank YOU, birthday girl! Thank you for listening and thank you for being who you are. <3

      Reply
  2. Lee Gould/Rosa-Lee

    Good music with a good book guarantees it will “B” a good day 🙂 Hope yours is too

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    1. Ray (Post author)

      Thank you, Lee.
      Good music and a book on a lazy summer day. Sounds fantastic! 🙂

      Reply
  3. Barbara

    The Beatles changed the music world in so many ways …. all there songs seemed to be the A side …. Thanks for reminding us how lucky we were to be part of the generation that saw them rise to fame … hope you’re out there soaking up the sun and Rocking the Day Ray! See you back on Sunday ….

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    1. Ray (Post author)

      Thanks, Barbara.
      The Beatles’ B-Sides were better than most A-Sides from other bands. The 60s were an extraordinary decade.
      I was outside most of the day, mowing the lawn, cleaning up the remnants of a diseased apple tree that was taken down yesterday, and hanging out in the garden.
      I hope YOU Rocked The Day!

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  4. Donna

    Beatles records were the original BOGO! Thank you for another trip down memory lane….we were so lucky to be the first generation to all in love with the Beatles. Enjoy your day. I will be humming B sides all day.

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    1. Ray (Post author)

      Thanks, Donna. You can never go wrong with a Beatles song.

      Reply

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