Win Nick’s Voucher


Readers, we’ve made it past Blue Monday relatively unscathed.

Now it’s giveaway Friday!

For fans of ye olde vinyl singles, I’m offering a €25 Golden Discs voucher to one lucky reader who tells me below: what is your favourite B-side and why?

Here’s mine.

The winner will be chosen by my AI robot.

Lines MUST close at at MIDNIGHT!

Please include video link where possible.

Nick says: Good luck!

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32 thoughts on “Win Nick’s Voucher

  1. Penfold

    Give him a Ball (and a yard of grass) [B-side of Stupid Kid] by Sultans of Ping FC

    Just love this song, definitely gets way more play at home than it’s A side. Have plenty of other singles where there are good B-side, but these guys are just pure joy to listen to see and see live.

    “A man can’t have no greater love than give ninety minutes to his friends”

  2. Daisy Chainsaw

    Bowie – The Man Who Sold the World (B side to Life on Mars in the UK and Space Oddity in the US.)


    Wham – Everything She Wants (B side to Last Christmas)

  3. Eamonn

    1 )Butterfly Collector, b side to when you are young – the Jam
    2)Liza Radley, b side to Start – the Jam
    3)Tales from the riverbank, b side to Absolute Beginners – the Jam

    1. Otis Blue

      Hard to beat, but I’ll have a go. A quick sconce at my collection of 7” singles sees the excoriating Blues for Ceaucescu by the Fatima Mansions (b side to You’re A Rose).

      Honourable mentions to:

      Time After Time/ Red Rain/So. Central Rain live medley – REM (b side to Finest Worksong)

      Theme from Great Cities – Simple Minds (b side to Promised You A Miracle)

      Last Great American Whale – Lou Reed (b-side to Dirty Blvd)

      It Says Here – Billy Bragg (b side to Between the Wars)

      And from 2019

      The Jazz version by Winton Marsalis which was the b side the 7” of Thom Yorke and Flea’s Daily Battles from the Motherless Brooklyn OST

  4. f_lawless

    By the 1950s and 60s, the African-American musical styles of rhythm and blues and gospel had become absorbed into mainstream American culture – and there’s a case to be made that the white artists who adopted those expressive styles didn’t have quite the same authenticity as their counterparts. However, I would say that’s definitely not the case with ‘Unchained Melody’ (the B-side to “Hung on You” by the Righteous Brothers) which is a soul classic up there with the best of them – in my opinion!

  5. Ringsend Incinerator

    “There’s only one way out of Dun Laoghaire, you know what it is?
    Off the mail boat piery”

    Dunlaoghaire – B-side to Like Clockwork by the Boomtown Rats.

    Love the Irish accents done by the band in this song. (it’s only on the Irish pressing of the single)

  6. Smith

    Acquiesce – Oasis

    B-side to 1995’s Some Might Say.
    Always a crowd pleaser, arguably better than the single.
    Dirty, dirty riff. Liam on verse, Noel on chorus. Both at their best and maybe a paean to the tumultuous relationship that made the band.

  7. scottser

    Booker T & the MGs released Behave Yourself with Green Onions on the B side and six months later it became their defining hit. If you’re looking for B-sides that completely outclass their A’s, then this has to be it. As a pervy aside, this song more than any is responsible for my fascination with watching women’s bums while they dance.

  8. Jonboy

    In 1989, a little known rapper from south Florida named Robert Van Winkle released a song called “Play That Funky Music (White Boy)” based around the infamous 70s funk tune by Wild Cherry (a play on the fact Van Winkle was white).

    It received a relatively luke-warm reception until months later a New York DJ (David Morales) played the b-side on his show and the rest, as they say, is history….

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