Our ‘B’ Side, Baby!

Unless you’re ‘older’, or really into retro music formats, you may not recognize the term ‘B Side’.  The old 45 rpm single records had two sides to them.  The A Side was the primary song expected to be the money-maker.  The B Side was more ‘filler’ – a song of lower quality, less interest, experimental or whatever.  For the most part, the B Side was rarely listened to and most people couldn’t tell you what was on the B Side of their favorite records.  A notable exception to this was the Beatles, who often had hit songs on both sides.

Back in the 1970s, a group called Three Dog Night, for whatever reason (out of ideas, no songs written, or just being creative), actually released a song on the B side called “Our ‘B’ Side”.  Yes, it was a humorous take on the second side song practice, but it was a fun song nevertheless.  If you are interested in hearing it, check out this link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o0lMo3nm3JM



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