THE DOUBLE A-SIDE SINGLE

THE DOUBLE A-SIDE SINGLE

jeanniejeanniejeannie.co.uk BLOG 14th July 2018

THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY

I find chart trivia and statistics fascinating.

Yes, I really am that sad, but catch a look at this…

The double A-side really is a part of of a bygone era on the Official Chart.

 

Technological advances mean it’s unlikely we’ll see two songs have joint billing at Number 1 again, but recent times have seen a new trend for releasing dual singles.

 

Look back at the 38 double A-side singles to peak at Number 1 in the UK, ranging from the first official one from The Beatles in 1965, until the most recent from McFly in 2007.

 

TITLE                                                                                   ARTIST                                                                 YEAR

DAY TRIPPER/WE CAN WORK IT OUT                     BEATLES                                                             1965

YELLOW SUBMARINE/ELEANOR RIGBY               BEATLES                                                             1966

WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD/CABARET             LOUIS ARMSTRONG                                       1968

REASON TO BELIEVE/MAGGIE MAY                       ROD STEWART                                                  1971

DAYDREAMER/THE PUPPY SONG                             DAVID CASSIDY                                               1973

I DON’T WANT TO TALK ABOUT IT/FIRST CUT IS THE DEEPEST ROD STEWART   1977

MULL OF KINTYRE/GIRLS’ SCHOOL                        WINGS                                                                  1977

RIVERS OF BABYLON/BROWN GIRL IN THE RING             BONEY M                                            1978

GOING UNDERGROUND/DREAMS OF CHILDREN                JAM                                                       1980

THE MODEL/COMPUTER LOVE                                  KRAFTWERK                                                     1982

A TOWN CALLED MALICE/PRECIOUS                     JAM                                                                       1982

THE EDGE OF HEAVEN/WHERE DID YOUR HEART GO     WHAM!                                                1986

PUMP UP THE VOLUME / ANITINA (THE FIRST TIME I SEE SHE DANCE)   M/A/R/R/S          1987

WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS/SHE’S LEAVING HOME

WET WET WET/BILLY BRAGG                                    1988

SACRIFICE/HEALING HANDS                                     ELTON JOHN                                                      1990

BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY/THESE ARE THE DAYS OF OUR LIVES    QUEEN                  1991

PLEASE DON’T GO/GAME BOY                                    KWS                                                                       1992

UNCHAINED MELODY/(THERE’LL BE BLUEBIRDS OVER) WHITE CLIFFS OF DOVER

ROBSON GREEN & JEROME FLYNN                          1995

I BELIEVE/UP ON THE ROOF                       ROBSON GREEN & JEROME FLYNN                          1995

WHAT BECOMES OF THE BROKENHEARTED/SATURDAY NIGHT AT THE MOVIES/YOU’LL NEVER WALK ALONE                                                 ROBSON GREEN & JEROME FLYNN                          1996

KNOCKIN’ ON HEAVEN’S DOOR/THROW THESE GUNS AWAY        DUNBLANE                         1996

MAMA/WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE   SPICE GIRLS                                                      1997

SOMETHING ABOUT THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT/CANDLE IN THE WIND 97

ELTON JOHN                                                      1997

UNDER THE BRIDGE/LADY MARMALADE            ALL SAINTS                                                        1998

HEARTBEAT/TRAGEDY                                                STEPS                                                                    1999

SHE’S THE ONE/IT’S ONLY US                                      ROBBIE WILLIAMS                                         1999

I HAVE A DREAM/SEASONS IN THE SUN                WESTLIFE                                                           1999

HOLLER/LET LOVE LEAD THE WAY                        SPICE GIRLS                                                      2000

ETERNITY/THE ROAD TO MANDALAY                   ROBBIE WILLIAMS                                         2001

ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE/ EVERGREEN                   WILL YOUNG                                                     2002

THE LONG AND WINDING ROAD/SUSPICIOUS MINDS                                                                                                                                      WILL YOUNG & GARETH GATES/GARETH GATES                              2002

WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS/MEASURE OF A MAN SAM & MARK    2004

THUNDERBIRDS/3AM                                                    BUSTED                                                               2004

MY PLACE/FLAP YOUR WINGS                                   NELLY                                                                  2004

ONE NIGHT/I GOT STUNG                                             ELVIS PRESLEY                                                2005

ALL ABOUT YOU/YOU’VE GOT A FRIEND               MCFLY                                                                 2005

DON’T STOP ME NOW/PLEASE, PLEASE   McFLY                                                                  2006

BABY’S COMING BACK/TRANSYLVANIA               McFLY                                                                  2007

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE FOR THE DAY

It’s amazing how drastically your life can change when you stop accepting shit you hate – Steve Marabell

HAPPINESS IS…

Happiness is…a vinyl double ‘A’ sided single

GRANDAD’S ONE LINER JOKE OF THE DAY

I refuse to work in a coal mine, it’s beneath me.

LOVE IS…

Love is…starting your day with a smile

TRACK OF THE DAY

DAY TRIPPER/WE CAN WORK IT OUT     by THE BEATLES

Highest Chart Position: No.1 16th December 1965

 

©2018 Phil M Robinson