Many artists (examples: The Who, Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, John Lennon, Elton John, U2, Bob Dylan, R.E.M., Elvis Costello, Bruce Springsteen, Beatles) put previously unreleased, non-album cuts on their singles' A and/or B sides, and a lot of these never found their way to a vinyl LP. Many of these singles appeared subsequently on one of the artist's compilation LPs, but not on any currently available U.S. LP. If you wanted the song, you had to buy the single. Simple as that! (Or wait for the greatest hits LP.) This tactic seems to have been particular popular with U.K. acts, an observation that will be confirmed as you scan down the list. This is not complete, and I still have editing work to do, but I think you'll enjoy perusing this list of popular singles and B sides that you may have trouble finding on one of the group's LPs.

Note: This is a partial list that is still being fleshed out. If you know of a record that should be here, send me a note through the Classic 45s Contacts page. The records are presented in rough chronological order. Last Updated 11/30/17, this page shows about 400 45s.

1950
Hank Snow
RCA 48-0328
In 1950, there was no Hank Snow LP (RCA was pushing the 45 format at the time), making this huge hit a non-album single.
1953
Darrell Glenn
Valley 105
Yes, this song started out as a Country hit in this version, sung by the author's son. The Orioles picked it up shortly thereafter and of course recorded the version that most folks know about today. The terrific, uptempo B side is credited to 'Darrell Glenn and The Rhythm Riders.' This was a non-album single.
1954
Crows
Rama 5
Because it got a lot of pop airplay, this classic early Doo Wop track is considered by many to be the first rock'n'roll record. It was also a non-album single.
1954
Jewels
R and B 1301
Here's a rare copy of the original version of the classic 'Hearts of Stone,' which is the version Dave Marsh chose to represent the song in his list of the 1,001 greatest singles of the rock era. "Hearts" has been recorded since by countless artists, and first became a chart hit in 1955 as covered by the Charms. On this original release, "Hearts" was intended as the B side, but music history changed all that. :-)
1955
Platters
Mercury 70633
Curiously, the group's debut single was left off of their debut album, "The Platters," making this a non-album single.
1955
Platters
Mercury 70753
This was a non-album single available only on a later greatest hits LP.
1956
Elvis Presley
RCA 6604
Of course, both sides of this 45 were big hits, yet this was a non-album single that didn't appear on LP until a later Greatest Hits compilation.
1956
Gene Vincent and His Blue Caps
Capitol 3530
This is a nice copy of Vincent's excellent second single, which barely grazed the bottom of the Billboard Hot 100 Singles chart. By the way, this was a non-album single.
1957
Elvis Presley
RCA 47-7035
This was a non-album single available only on a Greatest Hits compilation.
1957
Gene Vincent and His Blue Caps
Capitol 3763
This non-album single didn't appear on any of Vincent's Capitol LPs.
1957
Bobby Helms
Decca 30513
This was a non-album single: It didn't appear on Helms' 1957 album "My Special Angel."
1957
Rays
Cameo 117
This big hit was a non-album single.
1957
Bill Justis
Phillips Int'l 3519
This big hit was a non-album single.
1957
Thurston Harris
Aladdin 3398
This artist had no albums, only singles.
1958
Buddy Holly
Coral 62006
It's interesting that Holly chose to record this tune, cowritten by Bobby Darin, who had just released his own version as by The Rinky Dinks the month before. In fact, Darin had just come to National attention with his hit "Splish Splash," released 2 months earlier. And yet, Holly chose to record not only one, but two, Darin tunes, as the B side is also written by Bobby Darin. This was a non-album single.
1958
Jerry Butler
Falcon 1013
This single marked one of the very first instances of true soul music, rather than the usual RnB vocal group sound. The single was first—and very briefly—released on Vee Jay 280, then on Falcon 1013, and then on Abner 1013. The tracks are credited to "Jerry Butler and the Impressions." This was a non-album single.
1958
Kingston Trio
Capitol 4049
"Ruby Red," the B side of "Tom Dooley", is a lively, uptempo affair with some beautiful harmony singing. Interestingly, this B side was not included on any of the group's albums... it's a non-album cut.
1958
Dale Wright with the Rock-Its
Fraternity 792
This artist had no albums, only singles.
1958
Everly Brothers
Cadence 1350
This was a non-album single whose sides are missing from contemporary Everly Bros. LPs.
1958
Peggy Lee
Capitol 3998
Peggy Lee's cover of the Little Willie John classic became her biggest hit, which was a non-album single.
1958
Bobby Hendricks
Sue 706
This was a non-album single.
1958
David Seville
Liberty 55132
This big 1958 hit was a non-album single.
1959
Bobby Darin
Atco 6140
This big hit was a non-album single.
1958
Everly Brothers
Cadence 1348
This was a non-album single: Neither side appeared on a contemporary Everly Bros. album, only on later greatest hits compilations.
1959
Travis & Bob
Sandy 1017
This duo had no LPs, making this great hit a non-album single.
1959
Frankie Avalon
Chancellor 1031
This huge hit — Avalon's biggest — was a non-album single.
1959
Fats Domino
Imperial 5585
This great Domino hit was a non-album cut.
1959
Thomas Wayne With The DeLons
Fernwood 109
This big 1959 hit was a non-album single.
1960
Jackie Wilson
Brunswick 55166
This single's A side ("Doggin' Around") was a non-album cut not available on any of Wilson's contemporary LPs. The B side, "Night," did appear on an album.
1960
Connie Francis
MGM 12899
1960
Connie Francis
MGM 12923
1960
Elvis Presley
RCA 7810
1960
Elvis Presley
RCA 7777
1960
Elvis Presley
RCA 7740
1960
Percy Faith and his Orchestra
Columbia 41490
1960
Paul Anka
ABC-Pmt. 10062
This was a non-album single: The A side didn't appear on any contemporary Anka LP.
1961
Ray Charles
ABC-Pmt. 10244
Amazing as it may seem, this epic single didn't appear on any of Ray Charles' contemporary albums.
1961
Elvis Presley
RCA 7850
1961
Everly Brothers
WB 5199
This was a non-album single whose sides only appeared on a later greatest hits package.
1962
Buddy Holly
Coral 62329
The B side of "Reminiscing," this track previously unreleased when this single came out in late 1962.
1962
Arthur Alexander
Dot 16309
The B side of "You Better Move On" didn't chart, but it's a must-have classic! It's also a non-album tune, not included on Alexander's only Dot LP.
1962
Elvis Presley
RCA 7992
1962
Neil Sedaka
RCA 8046
1962
Connie Francis
MGM 13087
This great number fit right in during the peak year of the Girl Group sound. This was a non-album single.
1962
Mr. Acker Bilk
Atco 6217
This appears to have been a non-album single.
1963
Elvis Presley
RCA 8188
This was a non-album single available on later greatest hits compilations.
1964
J. Frank Wilson and the Cavaliers
Josie 923
This terrific rocker on the B side of "Last Kiss" didn't appear on the album that contains "Last Kiss," making it a non-album track.
1964
Beach Boys
Capitol 5174
This B side of "I Get Around" was a non-album tune.
1964
Kinks
Reprise 0306
This grungy B side rocker (B side of "You Really Got Me") is a non-album cut.
1964
Lou Rawls
Capitol 5160
This dynamite Northern Soul number didn't appear on any of Rawls' contemporary albums.
1964
Sugar Pie Desanto
Checker 1073
1964
Chuck Berry
Chess 1883
This 45 lands spot #661 on Dave Marsh's list of the 1,001 greatest 45s of the rock era. It was a non-album single, not appearing on any of Berry's contemporary albums, only on later compilations.
1964
Eddie Holland
Motown 1063
This was a non-album single.
1964
Neil Sedaka
RCA 8382
This one deserved much more airplay than it got at the time... I guess Sedaka seemed kind of anachronistic in the summer of the Beatles. This would have been a great hit for the Four Seasons, clearly... a really wonderful uptempo Sedaka classic with a great B side too. By the way, this was a non-album single.
1964
Gestures
Soma 1417
This was a non-album single: The group had no LPs.
1964
Searchers
Kapp 618
This was a non-album single whose tracks appear only on later compilation albums.
1965
Bob Dylan
Columbia 43389
This tune did not appear on any contemporary Bob Dylan album, but was later included in the Dylan's Greatest Hits LP.
1965
The Beach Boys
Capitol 5540
This is one of the Beach Boys singles that didn't appear on any of their contemporary albums... it was a non-album cut.
1965
The Who
Decca 31725
Like many of the group's singles, this essential rocker was on a previously unreleased, non-album single that didn't appear on any of the band's contemporary LPs.
1965
The Who
Decca 31801
This early Who single was one of many that did not make it on to the group's contemporary albums, only appearing on later compilation LPs.
1965
The Beatles
Capitol 5555
With both sides of this single ranking in the Dave Marsh Top 1,001—"Day Tripper" at #382 and "We Can Work It Out" at #699—this is one of the very best Beatles singles you can own. Neither of these tracks appeared on any contemporary Beatles album (they should have been on "Rubber Soul").
1965
The Byrds
Columbia 4342
This excellen B side of "Turn! Turn! Turn!" did not appear on the "Turn!" album or any other contemporary Byrds album; it only appears on later compilations of the group's work.
1965
Herman's Hermits
MGM 13354
This single was only included on the Herman's Hermits Greatest Hits compilation... it was a previously unreleased, non-LP cut.
1965
The Beatles
Capitol 5476
This B side of "Help!", which occupies spot #259 in Dave Marsh's list of the 1,001 greatest singles of all time, is listed at No. 598 in Marsh's book! So this single ends up taking two places in his book. Incidentally, "I'm Down" did not appear on a Beatles album... it is a previously unreleased, non-album track.
1965
Roy Head and the Traits
Back Beat 546
This, Head's biggest hit, wasn't included on his only Back Beat album, so this is a non-album single!
1965
Animals
MGM 13414
This was a non-album single that didn't appear on LP except for a greatest hits compilation.
1965
Kinks
Reprise 0366
Curiously, the B side (which was the A side in the U.K.) appeared on a U.S. Kinks album, but the A side is a non-album cut.
1965
Lovin' Spoonful
Kama Sutra 205
The group's second single was a non-album tune that only appeared on later greatest hits compilations.
1965
Rolling Stones
London 9792
This great two-fer was a non-album single, as neither track appeared on any contemporary Stones album.
1965
Sam The Sham and the Pharaohs
MGM 13322
This B side to "Wooly Bully" has precisely the kind of sound that British groups like the Animals and Stones were striving for at the time and is one of the foundations of what became known as "Garage Rock." By the way, this very short (2:05!) B side wasn't included on any of Sam The Sham's albums... it was a non-album cut available only this 45.
1965
Dave Clark Five
Epic 9863
This chart-topper appears to have been a non-album single... The A side didn't appear on any of the group's contemporary albums, but was later included in a Greatest Hits compilation.
1965
Freddie and the Dreamers
Tower 125
This big hit appears to have been a non-album single.
1965
Mindbenders
Fontana 1503
Note that this is the first issue of the single ("Game Of Love") with its original B side, a terrific uptempo number that could have been a hit in its own right. And guess what? That B side is a non-album cut!
1965
Rolling Stones
London 9766
This was originally a non-album single, not included in the first pressings of the "Out Of Our Heads" LP; the tune was added to later pressings.
1965
Seekers
Capitol 5383
This Australian folk group made quite a splash on this side of the equator when they arrived in 1965 bearing this little goodie. It became their biggest hit in the U.S., and in the U.K. it not only went all the way to Number 1, but it became the best-selling single of 1965! This was a non-album single available only on a greatest hits compilation.
1966
Bob Dylan
Columbia 43683
On the B side of "I Want You" is a rare glimpse of Dylan on stage, performing with what would become The Band, well before bootleg vinyl of Dylan concerts was even considered a thing.
1965
Jonathan King
Parrot 9774
This was a non-album single until Parrot released an album in 1967; the B side didn't appear on that LP.
1965
Petula Clark
WB 5684
This big hit was a non-album single.
1966
The Beatles
Capitol 5651
In addition to its classic hit side, this single's flip side, "Rain," is more enduring in some ways... it's one of the touchstones where a lot of modern Power Pop gets its inspiration. Like many Beatles singles, neither of these tracks appeared on any contemporary Beatles album (they should have been on "Revolver").
1966
The Rolling Stones
London 9823
One of the Stones' very best singles, this one ranks at #190 in Dave Marsh's list of the 1,001 greatest 45s yet didn't appear on any of the band's contemporary LPs.
1966
Rolling Stones
London 903
The B side of "Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby, Standing In The Shadow?" is a previously unreleased, non-album cut.
1966
The Who
Decca 32058
This great single did not appear on any contemporary Who album... It was a previously unreleased, non-LP 45.
1966
The Who
Atco 6409
This top-tier Who single (#315 on Dave Marsh's Top 1,001 45s list) didn't appear on any contemporary Who album... it was a non-LP single.
1966
Bob Dylan
Columbia 43541
This was a non-LP single... #208 in Dave Marsh's list of the 1001 greatest singles ever made.
1966
Brian Wilson
Capitol 5610
The B side of "Caroline, No" is a previously unreleased, non-album instrumental.
1966
Rolling Stones
London 901
This great single was a non-album cut available only on greatest hits compilations.
1966
The Gants
Liberty 55853
This rarely seen Gants single, their followup to "Road Runner," features two fine, snarling Garage Rockers. FYI, these tracks were not included on any of the Gants albums.
1966
Ray Charles
ABC/TRC 10865
Here's a beautiful copy of this dynamite Northern Soul dancer, with a rhythm section that just won't quit! Absolutely essential Ray Charles. This amazing 45 appears to be a non-album single.
1966
Beatles
Capitol 5587
This was a non-album single (in the U.S.), neither side appearing on the band's "Rubber Soul" album and only appearing on later compilation albums.
1966
Temptations
Gordy 7069
This was a non-album single, available only on later compilation albums.
1966
Beach Boys
Capitol 5676
Intended as the cornerstone of a great new Beach Boys album that never materialized, this Brian Wilson masterpiece ended up being a non-album single.
1967
Simon & Garfunkel
Columbia 43541
The B side of "Fakin' It" is a rare non-LP track.
1967
Procol Harum
Deram 7507
This B side of "Whiter Shade of Pale" is a non-album cut.
1967
Small Faces
Immediate 501
The single was a previously unreleased, non-album 45 that didn't appear on the band's contemporary albums.
1967
The Animals
MGM 13721
The group's greatest foray into Psychedelic Rock, this single was not included on any contemporary Animals album — this was a previously unreleased, non-LP single. The two sides eventually got added to an Animals compilation CD, but you won't find them anywhere on vinyl (to my knowledge) except on this little 45 record.
1967
The Rolling Stones
London 905
The Stones pay obligatory homage to the psychedelic era on both sides of this single, which was a previously unreleased, non-LP 45 not included except on later compilation albums.
1967
Johnny Rivers
Imperial 66267
This B side of "Summer Rain" is a previously unreleased, non-album track.
1967
Procol Harum
A&M 885
This followup to "A Whiter Shade of Pale" didn't appear on any Procol Harum albums... it was a non-album cut.
1967
Smokey Robinson and The Miracles
Tamla 54159
This single's iconic A side was a non-album cut, available only on a later Greatest Hits album.
1967
Buffalo Springfield
Atco 6459
This was a non-album single when released, later added to the band's "Buffalo Springfield" album.
1967
Eddie Floyd
Stax 219
This was a non-album single that didn't appear on any of Floyd's Stax albums.
1967
Parliaments
Revilot 207
Neither of these great tracks appeared on an LP, by the way, because this early George Clinton-led group released no albums... only singles.
1967
Fantastic Four
Ric-Tic 122
This group had no albums, so you gotta collect the singles!
1967
Rolling Stones
London 904
This chart-topper was a non-album single... neither side appeared on a contemporary Stones LP.
1967
Supremes
Motown 1107
This appears to have been a non-album single.
1967
Strawberry Alarm Clock
Uni 55018
This B side of "Incense and Peppermints" is a non-album cut.
1968
The Beatles
Capitol 2138
Like many Beatles singles, this one did not appear on any contemporary Beatles album.
1968
The Beatles
Apple 2276
The B side of "Hey Jude," "Revolution" sits at #656 on Dave Marsh's Top 1,001 45s list. Marsh favors this re-recorded version of "Revolution" over those on the "White Album" because on this 3:22 track the opening fuzz guitar attack is as ferocious as The Beatles ever got — it simply powers the entire room, whereas on the longer, slower LP version ("Revolution 1", 4:16), the guitar arrives late and has a more typical Beatlesque (perfect, but nothing Nasty about it) tone. Yet this version never appeared on a Beatles LP.
1968
The Kinks
Reprise 0691
Neither of these tracks appeared on any contemporary Kinks LP.
1968
The Rolling Stones
London 908
This classic single was a previously unreleased, non-LP 45. It didn't appear on any of the band's contemporary albums.
1968
Rascals
Atlantic 2537
This Soul classic was released as a non-album single that was added to the group's next studio album in 1969.
1968
Donovan
Epic 10345
The B side of "Hurdy Gurdy Man" is a non-album track.
1968
Cream
Atco 6575
This single appeared on the movie soundtrack ("The Savage Seven") but on no Cream album.
1968
Delfonics
Philly Groove 150
This B side of the band's first big hit, "La-La Means I Love You," is a sweet uptempo dancer! And it's a non-album tune that wasn't on any of the band's contemporary albums, to boot!
1968
Dion
Laurie 3464
In case you were wondering, it's the B side of "Abraham, Martin & John" that got Dave Marsh's attention at #452 on his list of the 1,001 greatest singles ever made. Just a warning if you're not familiar with it: "Daddy Rollin'" ain't your Mother's Dion! It's not available on any Dion album.
1968
Merrilee Rush
Bell 705
This non-album flip of "Angel of the Morning" is a surprisingly strong rocker, with Rush taking advantage of a seldom-heard growl in her pipes.
1968
Otis Redding
Volt 157
The flip of "(Sittin' On) The Dock of The Bay" is a terrific uptempo Otis rocker, a non-album cut available on vinyl only on 45 rpm.
1968
Jerry & Jeff
Super K 101
Bubblegum Rock of the highest order... Not to be missed!
1968
Grass Roots
Dunhill/ABC 4144
This big hit was a non-album single, appearing only on Greatest Hits compilations.
1968
Bee Gees
Atco 6639
This was a non-album single, available only on a subsequent greatest hits package.
1968
Donovan
Epic 10393
This lovely track was a non-LP single only available later on a Greatest Hits album.
1968
Aretha Franklin
Atlantic 2546
This was a non-album tune, though its popular B side, Aretha's version of "I Say A Little Prayer" was not.
1968
Johnny Cash
Columbia 44689
1968
Grass Roots
Dunhill/ABC 4162
This was a non-album single, the A side available only on later greatest hits compilations.
1969
Dizzy Gillespie
Perception 1
I almost put in the Funk genre, cause it's so freakin'... Fonky! The reason it may be missing from the various online services is that it was a non-album single.
1969
Hollies
Epic 10532
This release was not included on any contemporary Hollies albums... it was a previously unreleased, non-album single.
1969
Shocking Blue
Colossus 108
This was a previously unreleased, non-album single with two non-album cuts.
1969
Deep Purple
Tetragrammaton 1537
One of the rarest Deep Purple singles, this one sports a great A side written by the British songwriting duo Roger Cook and Roger Greenaway. Of course, after the Purple treatment, you'd never guess that most of Cook-Greenaway's songs were in the bubblegum and sunshine-pop vein. :-) This single's A side was never included on a Deep Purple LP at the time... it's a previously unreleased, non-album cut.
1969
The Beatles
Apple 2531
Like many Beatles singles, this one did not appear on any contemporary Beatles album.
1969
The Rolling Stones
London 910
As amazing as it may be to realize, given this single's vast popularity, these tracks did not appear on any contemporary Rolling Stones albums... they were previously unreleased, non-LP cuts.
1969
Elvis Presley
RCA 9768
This terrific single wasn't included on any contemporary Presley albums... it was a non-album single.
1969
Thunderclap Newman
Track 2656
The B side of the iconic "Something In The Air" is a non-album track.
1969
Wind
Life 200
This B side of "Make Believe" is a Bubblegum/Northern Soul-style, non-album instrumental by a group of New York session musicians (led by Bo Gentry and Kenny Laguna), who released the same track the following year under the name Cool Heat (hit #89 on the pop chart).
1969
Crazy Elephant
Bell 763
Be sure to check out the crazy, Zappa-esque psychedelic flip side of "Gimme Gimme Good Lovin'", a previously unreleased, non-album track. Clearly, the guys were tired of bubblegum when they did this session and ready for something a little more adventurous!
1969
Beatles
Apple 2490
The A side was a non-album track that was re-recorded for the "Let It Be" album. The B side didn't appear on any contemporary Beatles album.
1969
Box Tops
Mala 593
This is the great B side to "Cry Like A Baby."
1969
John Lennon
Apple 1813
Credited to 'Plastic Ono Band,' this epic 45 didn't appear on any of Lennon's albums... it was a non-album single.
1969
Elvis Presley
RCA 447-0673
This was a non-album single that didn't appear on any of Presley's contemporary LPs.
1969
Peter, Paul & Mary
WB 49698
This was a non-album single available only on a later Greatest Hits compilation. The trio broke up shortly after it was recorded.
1969
Supremes
Motown 1156
This Supremes swan-song was a non-album single available only on a greatest hits compilation.
1969
Simon & Garfunkel
Columbia 44785
When released this was a non-album single... if you wanted it on an LP you had to wait until the following year, when both tracks appeared on the "Bridge Over Troubled Water" album.
1970
Elton John
Uni 55246
This powerful rocker on the B side of Elton John's first Uni single ("Border Song") features great orchestration by Paul Buckmaster; this is a non-LP cut... the first of many to be featured on Elton John 45s.
1970
Byrds
Columbia SP 10287
From the terrific 4-song EP "The Byrds," this first track was previously unreleased and is itself a Byrds classic of the first order.
1970
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
Atlantic 2740
These tunes were available on 45 rpm only at the time, since the single was rush-released shortly after the Kent State tragedy. The tracks didn't appear on LP until the compilation album "So Far" in 1974.
1970
The Kinks
Reprise 0930
The B side "Lola" is a previously released, non-album cut.
1970
Sly & The Family Stone
Epic 10555
This essential Sly Stone single was not included on any of the band's current LPs. It was gathered up on 12-inch vinyl in the band's 1971 Greatest Hits LP.
1970
John Lennon
Apple 1818
As a marvelous article in Wikipedia points out, John Lennon's third solo single was one of the fastest records ever to be written, recorded, pressed, and shipped to market—reportedly in only 10 days. It's also one of Lennon's very best solo recordings, though it (and the two singles that preceded it) never appeared on a Lennon studio album (they did appear on a later compilation LP).
1970
The Who
Decca 32670
Like so many Who singles, this terrific one was a previously unreleased, non-album 45.
1970
Beatles
Apple 2764
This hilarious B side of "Let It Be" is a non-album cut.
1970
Led Zeppelin
Atlantic 2777
This dynamite B side track of "Immigrant Song" has got to be part of any decent collection of the band's best work. However, it was not on the Led Zeppelin III album: It's a wonderful, non-album track!
1970
Neil Young
Reprise 0911
An extended, live version of the marvelous "Sugar Mountain" was the non-LP B side to both "Cinnamon Girl" and "Heart of Gold."
1970
The Who
Decca 32708
The obscure B side to the live "Summertime Blues," a studio recording, is one of Entwistle best songs, and it doesn't appear on any Who LP from that time. I actually prefer it to the "hit" side.
1970
Temptations
Gordy 7099
This great tune was a non-LP single only available on a greatest hits compilation.
1970
Andy Kim
Steed 729
This is a wonderful reworking of Jeff Barry-Ellie Greenwich's classic, produced by Jeff Barry himself in a solid attempt to best Phil Spector in the lush-productions department. This appears to be a non-album single, as neither side appeared on Kim's Steed albums.
1970
Grass Roots
Dunhill/ABC 4263
Another nerdy fact is that this single was a non-album cut available only on compilation albums.
1970
Funkadelic
Westbound 158
This B side of "I Got A Thing..." is a non-album cut.
1970
Poppy Family
London 129
This somewhat grungy and deliciously short and sweet B side (of "Which Way You Goin' Billy"), a cover of the Jody Reynolds Rockabilly classic, is a non-album cut, available only on this little 45.
1970
Edison Lighthouse
Bell 858
This "group" had no albums... just 45s.
1970
Spirit
Ode 128
This was a non-album single.
1970
Al Green
Hi 2182
Besides the awesome rendition of the Temptations hit ("I Can't Get Next To You") on the A side, this 45 has a terrific non-album B side.
1971
Bob Dylan
Columbia 1039
The B side of Dylan's seldom-heard single "If Not For You" is best known in a version by Rod Stewart; this is a previously unreleased 1963 live recording.
1971
Paul McCartney
Apple 1829
Neither side of McCartney's first post-Beatles single appears on McCartney's eponymous debut LP.
1971
T. Rex
Blue Thumb 7121
Credited to 'Tyrannosaurus Rex', this classic 1971 45 didn't appear on any of the band's contemporary albums. It was a non-LP single.
1971
People's Choice
Phil.-L.A. of Soul 349
This single was not included on any contemporary LP by the band.
1971
George Harrison
Apple 1836
The B side of "Bangla-Desh" is a great tune unavailable on a Harrison album.
1971
Guess Who
RCA 0458
This single wasn't included on any Guess Who album but a later greatest hits compilation.
1971
Grass Roots
Dunhill/ABC 4279
This was a non-album single that was only included on the group's greatest hits LP.
1971
Steppenwolf
Dunhill/ABC 4283
The extremely long B side of "Ride With Me" appears to be a non-album cut. (I couldn't find it on any Steppenwolf album.)
1971
Bob Dylan
Columbia 45516
One side is the "Big Band Version," and the other is the "Acoustic Version." This was a non-LP single available only on later compilation albums.
1971
The Who
Decca 32846
This B side of "Won't Get Fooled Again" is a non-album cut.
1971
King Curtis
Atco 6779
Amazing rendition of the Led Zeppelin heavy metal classic. Credited to King Curtis & The Kingpins, this was a non-album single.
1971
Jackson 5
Motown 1194
This was a non-album single available only on a greatest hits compilation.
1971
L.J. Reynolds
Law-Ton 1556
This was a non-album single.
1972
Cat Stevens
A&M 1335
Cat Stevens delighted in providing quirky non-album cuts on the B sides of his singles, like this one, which graced the flip of "Morning Has Broken."
1972
America
WB 7555
The B side of America's debut single ("A Horse With No Name") is a previously unreleased, non-album cut that didn't appear on an album until a 1991 compilation.
1972
David Bowie
RCA 2263
This great early Bowie track was a hit in England, but wasn't released on 45 rpm in the U.S. (This is one of only a handful of non-U.S. singles that appear in this list.) It was not included on any of the artist's contemporary albums.
1972
Paul McCartney
Apple 1857
Credited to Wings, this is one of McCartney's very best post-Beatles rockers. It didn't appear on any of McCartney/Wings current albums... a previously unreleased, non-LP 45.
1972
The Who
Decca 32983
Continuing to celebrate the single as an art-form to itself, the Who released this great 45, yet another previously unreleased, non-LP 45.
1972
Cat Stevens
A&M 1396
Here's another quirky, non-album Cat Stevens B side that's worth seeking out... in this case, the A side was "Sitting."
1972
Joni Mitchell
Asylum 11010
This first-tier song and recording wasn't released on the album of its brilliant A side, "You Turn Me On, I'm A Radio." As far as I know, this is still the only place the song is available on vinyl.
1972
Neil Young and Graham Nash
Reprise 1099
This was a one-off 45 cut in protest of the Vietnam War and was not included on either artist's albums. It had a Neil Young song ("The Needle...") on the flip.
1972
Van Morrison
WB 7616
The B side of Morrison's brilliant "Jackie Wilson Said" single was a previously unreleased recording produced as part of the sessions for his "Saint Dominic's Preview" LP. This great Northern Soul-style recording is only available in vinyl on this 45 rpm record. Morrison biographer Peter Mills has praised it as "one of the best examples we have of Morrison's voice working in a fully integrated way with the superb band..."
1972
The Who
Track 33041
This non-album single was originally part of an album, but the album was shelved.
1972
Paul McCartney
Apple 1851
Neither of these tracks was released on an album at the time... only later, on compilations or expanded versions of original albums.
1972
JB's
People 602
This dynamite B side is even better than the hit ("Gimme Some More") in this case. And guess what? It wasn't included on any JB's or Fred Wesley albums... it's a non-album cut available only on this 45!
1972
Gilbert O'Sullivan
MAM 3619
This huge hit was a non-album single whose tracks didn't appear on any of the artist's contemporary albums, only on later reissues and compilations.
1973
Elton John
MCA 40046
On the B side of "Daniel" is a recording that is one of John's best non-LP tracks ever. Originally recorded for the "Empty Sky" LP with harpsichord instead of piano, it was gorgeously reinvented with Paul Buckmaster once again doing honors on the arrangement. A must-have John rarity.
1973
Elton John
MCA 40105
"Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting" is one of a very rare few 45s that have two songs on the B side, which are not technically EPs. In this case, both of the B-side songs are highly worthy outtakes from the Goodbye Yellow Brick Road sessions.
1973
Neil Young
Reprise 1184
This B side to Neil Young's single "Time Fades Away" was a previously unreleased, non-LP cut.
1973
Elton John
MCA 40148
This non-LP rocker was the B side of "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road." In England, it was released with its proper title, "Screw You", but in the States I guess MCA decided that title was potentially offensive. :-)
1973
Rod Stewart
Mercury 73412
'Lady Day' is a previously unreleased, non-album cut that did not appear on Stewart's 'Never A Dull Moment' LP. It was one of two songs on the B side of "Twistin' The Night Away."
1973
Jethro Tull
Chrysalis 2006
This 45 was a previously non-album single.
1973
Ringo Starr
Apple 1865
The B side of Ringo's big hit "Photograph" is a previously unreleased, non-album cut.
1973
Charlie Rich
Epic 11040
The B side of "The Most Beautiful Girl" is a previously unreleased, non-album track.
1973
George Harrison
Apple 1862
This B side of "Give Me Love..." is a previously unreleased, non-album cut.
1973
Uriah Heep
WB 7738
The snarling flip of the band's single "Stealin'" is a previously unreleased, non-album cut.
1973
Faces
WB 7681
The B side of "Cindy Incidentally" is a non-album cut.
1973
Edwin Starr
Motown 1276
This terrific single has two great sides, including a dynamite A side dancer and a completely different but equally enticing B side. Neither track appeared on any contemporary Starr album... this was a non-album single.
1973
T. Rex
Reprise 1170
"Hot Love" was originally released on Reprise 1006 in 1971, the group's first U.S. Reprise single. The song is a non-album cut, not available on any contemporary T. Rex albums.
1973
Tavares
Capitol 3674
This was Tavares' very first chart single. (The A side was "Check It Out".) This great uptempo B side appears to be a non-album cut.
1973
Johnnie Taylor
Stax 0161
Be sure to flip this one ("I Believe In You") over to listen to the great B side, which doesn't appear on any Johnnie Taylor album.
1973
Rod Stewart
Mercury 73426
This great single has two Rod Stewart tracks that didn't appear on LP at the time. They've since been gathered onto greatest hits and "best of" compilations. The flip side is one of the great recordings Stewart made with Ron Wood and Faces.
1974
Elton John
MCA 40344
Like "Philadelphia Freedom," this recording didn't appear on any current Elton John album. The B side here is a previously unreleased John Lennon song. Since Lennon collaborated with Elton on the A side, he may have been part of this session as well.
1974
Stevie Wonder
Tamla 54254
This non-LP cut was the B side of "Boogie On Reggae Woman," from Wonder's album Fulfillingness' First Finale.
1974
Paul McCartney
Apple 1875
Credited to Paul McCartney and Wings, this single has two previously unreleased, non-album tracks — both by McCartney rather than (as with so many McCartney/Wings singles) having a Yoko Ono song on the B side.
1974
Joe Quarterman and Free Soul
GSF 6915
This single was not included on Quarterman's only GSF LP: It has previously unreleased, non-album cuts.
1974
Reunion
RCA 10056
This studio group never released an album, so this single's offerings are previously unreleased, non-album tunes.
1974
Cozy Powell
Chrysalis 2029
Absolutely incredible hard rock instrumentals led by drummer Powell. Powell did drumming duties for groups as varied as Jeff Beck, Rainbow, Whitesnake, Emerson Lake & Powell, and Black Sabbath. This single was a non-album cut: There was no Cozy Powell LP released in the mid-1970s.
1974
Rolling Stones
Rolling Stones 19301
This B side of "It's Only Rock'n Roll" is a non-album cut.
1974
Mott The Hoople
Columbia 46035
This B side of "The Golden Age of Rock 'N Roll" is a non-album cut.
1974
Lynyrd Skynyrd
MCA 40258
The B side of "Sweet Home Alabama" is a non-album cut.
1974
Bottom & Company
Motown 1309
This terrific Philly-style dancer clocks in at less than 2 1/2 minutes... It's one of those super-short songs I always rave about. :-) It's also a non-album single, since the track doesn't appear on the group's only LP.
1974
Isaac Hayes
Enterprise 9095
This fabulous, sexy Philly Style dancer wasn't a big hit, but it's definitely worth seeking out. This was a non-album single: These tracks are missing from Hayes' albums from this period.
1975
Electric Light Orchestra
U.A./Jet 729
This B side of "Evil Woman" is a previously unreleased live recording.
1975
Elton John
MCA 40364
This non-album single was a tribute to Billy Jean King and her team, the Philadelphia Freedoms, as well as to "the Music of Philadelphia." The flip features another duet with John Lennon (following "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" the previous year). Neither track was available on any current Elton John album.
1975
Faces/Rod Stewart
WB 8066
This single was not on any contemporary Faces or Rod Stewart albums: A longer version of it finally made an appearance on the 1976 "Snakes and Ladders" greatest hits album.
1975
Jesse James
20th Century 2201
This was a non-album single, by the way... no LP was released for Jesse James on 20th Century Records.
1975
Persuasions
A&M 1698
This was a non-album single.
1975
Archie Bell & the Drells
TSOP 4774
This terrific non-album B side appeared on a couple of the group's TSOP singles.
1975
Firefly
A&M 1736
As far as I can tell, this studio group, put together by Kenny Nolan, released no albums.
1976
Lou Reed
RCA 10573
This B side of Reed's single "Charley's Girl" is a previously unreleased, non-LP cut.
1976
Elton John and Kiki Dee
Rocket 40585
This single was not included on any of either artist's contemporary LPs.
1976
Billy Ocean
Ariola 7621
The B side of "Love Really Hurts Without You" is a previously unreleased, non-album cut that didn't appear on an Ocean LP.
1976
Abba
Atlantic 3346
This was a non-album single, available only on a greatest hits compilation.
1976
Temprees
Epic 50192
This special promo has the "Short Version" found on retail copies, plus a "Long Version" not elsewhere available. (This single was not included on any Temprees album.)
1977
Talking Heads
Sire 1002
The B side of the early Talking Heads 45 "Uh-Oh, Love Comes To Town" is a terrific non-LP track, clearly an extra that they couldn't fit on their first LP (Talking Heads '77).
1977
Van Morrison
WB 8411
The B side of "Joyous Sound," a single from Morrison's Period of Transition album, is a previously unreleased track.
1977
Paul McCartney
Capitol 4504
Although the folky "Mull" failed to generate airplay in the U.S., it's worth remembering that the song spent 9 weeks at the top of the British chart... becoming the biggest U.K. 45 seller of the 1970s! Credited to Wings, neither track appeared on a contemporary McCartney/Wings LP... this was a non-album single.
1977
Paul Simon
Columbia 10630
This single's A side is a non-album track, appearing only on a Paul Simon Greatest Hits compilation album.
1977
Bob Dylan
Columbia 10454
The A side is one of those amazing transformations of his earlier songs that Dylan is famous for (in this case "Stuck Inside of Mobile..."; the song had originally appeared on Dylan's "Blonde on Blonde" album. The flip is a non-album track well worth seeking out.
1977
Fleetwood Mac
WB 8304
This B side of "Go Your Own Way" did not appear on any Fleetwood Mac album.
1977
Bob Marley & the Wailers
Island 092
This non-album cut was the B side of the single "Waiting In Vain."
1977
Controllers
Juana 3414
This terrific B side of "Somebody's Gotta Win, Somebody's Gotta Lose", the group's biggest hit, is a non-album cut that also appeared on the B side of their debut single.
1977
Glen Campbell
Capitol 4376
The B side of this big hit ("Southern Nights") is a non-album cut: It's the studio version of a virtuoso guitar performance that's available on LP only in live performances he played at several venues.
1978
Patti Smith Group
Arista 0318
This Springsteen-penned hit ("Because The Night") has a non-album B side.
1978
Elton John
MCA 40892
This single was released between the LP 'Blue Moves', Elton's last partnership with Bernie Taupin for many years, and 'A Single Man', his first set of tunes written without Taupin and recorded without Dudgeon as producer. Something of a dig by Taupin, I always thought.
1978
Rolling Stones
Rolling Stones 19310
The Stones didn't put many non-album songs on their singles' B sides, but here they did. The B side of "Shattered" is a previously unreleased, non-LP cut.
1978
Ian Dury & The Blockheads
Stiff 1179
This incredibly quirky yet essential single was not released on any contemporary LP... it was a non-album 45.
1978
Sweet
Capitol 4349
This B side of "Love Is Like Oxygen" is a previously unreleased, non-album cut.
1978
Kiss
Casablanca 906
This B side of "Shout It Out Loud" is a non-album cut.
1979
Patti Smith Group
Arista 0427
The B side of "Frederick," Smith's followup to her only hit, "Because The Night," is a previously unreleased, non-album cut.
1979
Elvis Costello
Columbia 10919
Costello used non-album songs on several of his U.K. singles, and here he put one on the B side of "Accidents Will Happen."
1979
The Police
A&M 2096
This B side of "Roxanne" is a non-album cut.
1979
The Cars
Elektra 46063
This was the B side of "Let's Go."
1980
Police
A&M 2275
The B side of "De Do Do Do..." was a previously unreleased tune not available on LP.
1980
Bruce Springsteen
Columbia 11391
Starting with this B side to "Hungry Heart," an outtake from his magnum opus double-album The River, nearly all Springsteen 45s have previously unreleased, non-album tracks on the flip.
1980
Vapors
U.A. 1364
The flip of their big hit "Turning Japanese" is a previously unreleased cut that was not on their New Clear Days LP.
1980
Donna Summer
Casablanca 2236
This single was not included on any currently available Donna Summer album, instead headlining the greatest hits collection that followed, but in a much longer (5:50) version than this original 45 edit.
1980
Queen
Elektra 46652
What makes Queen's single "Play The Game" especially remarkable is the terrific, previously unreleased non-LP track on the B side, which frankly I like better than the "hit" side.
1980
Elvis Costello and the Attractions
Columbia 11194
The B side of "I Can't Stand Up For Falling Down" is Costello's own version of the great "Girls Talk," which Dave Edmunds had covered a few years earlier. It was a previously unreleased, non-album track.
1980
Steely Dan
MCA 51036
The B side of "Hey Nineteen" is a live version of one of the classic tracks from their 1973 LP "Countdown To Ecstasy," recorded live at the Santa Monica Civic.
1980
Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
Backstreet 41169
The B side of Tom Petty's classic single "Refugee" is a previously unreleased, non-album track.
1980
Carole King
Capitol 4864
This B side of King's version of "One Fine Day" is a non-album cut.
1980
Boz Scaggs
Columbia 11406
This track was culled from the singer's 1980 greatest hits album.
1980
Kenny Rogers
Liberty 1380
This was a non-album single available only on a greatest hits compilation.
1981
Bruce Springsteen
Columbia 11431
The B side of Springsteen's second single from The River, "Fade Away," is a previously unreleased, non-LP cut.
1980
Abba
Atlantic 3776
Don't miss the terrific B side rocker (the A side is "The Winner Takes It All"), a non-album track available only on later Abba compilations.
1980
Paul McCartney
Columbia 11263
The A side was the studio version of "Coming Up", but this B side live version ended up getting more airplay.
1981
Go-Go's
I.R.S. 9901
The excellent rocker on the B side of "Our Lips Are Sealed" is a previously unreleased, non-album track that did not appear on their debut album.
1981
Queen & David Bowie
Elektra 47235
The B side of "Under Pressure" is a previously unreleased, non-album cut.
1981
Split Enz
A&M 2339
This B side to "One Step Ahead" is a previously unreleased, non-album cut.
1981
Squeeze
A&M 2345
This non-album cut was the B side of "Tempted."
1981
Central Line
Mercury 76126
This terrific single ("Walking Into Sunshine", the U.K. band's first and biggest U.S. hit, has two great sides well worth seeking out... sleek Philly-style soul with a Funk edge. The B side appears to be a non-album cut that was left off their debut album.
1981
Brandy Wells
WMOT 02244
This appears to have been a non-album single, which features this dynamite Philly-Soul-style dancer on the B side.
1982
Journey
Columbia 02687
The B side of "Open Arms" is a previously unreleased, non-album cut.
1982
Marshall Crenshaw
WB 29974
The non-LP B side of "Someday, Someway", which Bette Midler later took up the charts, is credited to 'Marshall Crenshaw and the Handsome, Ruthless and Stupid Band.'
1982
Stevie Nicks
Modern 7401
Dave Marsh particularly liked the previously unreleased B side of "Edge of Seventeen," ranking it at #428 on his "Top 1,001" list. This live recording clocks at 5:57, compared with 4:10 for the studio version on the A side.
1982
Prince
WB 29896
Prince is another artist who invariably included non-album material on the B sides of his singles. This terrific number was on the B side of "1999."
1982
Marshall Crenshaw
WB 29771
The B side of Crenshaw's quirky, anthemic love song "Cynical Girl" features two great non-LP tracks: A live recording of Buddy Holly's 'Rave On' plus another Crenshaw tune, 'Somebody Like You.'
1982
Police
A&M 2390
This B side of the band's hit "Spirits In The Material World" is a previously unreleased, non-LP cut.
1982
Stray Cats
EMI 8132
The B side of the group's first big hit, "Rock This Town," is a previously unreleased recording of the Supremes' classic, which features the same bass line used in many Rockabilly tunes.
1982
A Flock Of Seagulls
Jive 102
The B side of the group's debut hit, "I Ran (So Far Away)", is a terrific rocker as well — one that didn't appear on the group's albums.
1982
Men At Work
Columbia 03303
This B side of the band's huge hit "Down Under" is a non-album track.
1982
Asia
Geffen 50040
The terrific B side of "Heat Of The Moment" is a previously unreleased, non-album cut — a fan favorite!
1982
Go-Go's
I.R.S. 9910
This terrific rocker was the group's second single from their "Vacation" album. The B side of "Get Up And Go" is a non-album cut.
1982
Missing Persons
Capitol 5127
The terrific B side of "Words", a cover of the Doors classic, is a non-album cut.
1982
Rolling Stones
Rolling Stones 21301
This live version of "Beast of Burden" was a non-album cut on the B side of "Going To A Go Go."
1982
Stevie Wonder
Tamla 1602
This terrific song was a non-album single that was available only on a greatest hits compilation ("Original Musiquarium").
1982
Shawn Christopher
Larc 81012
This obscure 1982 single has two appealing sides of Modern Soul... quite different and both well worth seeking out. The A side was the singer's first hit of three chart singles, and this one didn't have an accompanying album.
1982
Peter Gabriel
Geffen 29883
This B side of "Shock The Monkey" is a non-album cut.
1982
Fleetwood Mac
WB 29918
This B side of "Gypsy" was a non-album cut.
1982
Dunn & Bruce Street
Devaki 4005
The flip of this minor hit ("If You Come With Me") is a full-throttle Philly Style dancer not to be missed! That special B side is a non-album cut that didn't appear on the group's only album.
1982
Glen Campbell
Atlantic America 99967
The B side of "Old Home Town" is a non-album cut.
1983
Billy Idol
Chrysalis 42723
This track was first released in 1981 on Chrysalis 2488. "Dancing With Myself" is a 3:19 edited version that didn't appear on any of the artist's contemporary LPs, though a longer version appeared on a 1981 EP (his first U.S. 12-inch release).
1983
Prince
WB 29746
As if the A side ("Little Red Corvette") weren't reason enough to own this classic single, the B side is one of those super-special, non-LP cut offerings Prince managed to throw around for free on his 1980's singles.
1983
Dire Straits
WB 29880
The B side of the group's unsung masterpiece "Industrial Disease" is a previously unreleased, non-album cut.
1983
The Clash
Epic 03547
The B of The Clash's hit "Should I Stay Or Should I Go" is a previously unreleased, non-album cut.
1983
Marshall Crenshaw
WB 29630
The B side of "Whenever You're On My Mind" is a non-LP cut, a menacing retro-rockabilly rave up.
1983
Police
A&M 2542
This B side of Police's biggest — and best! — hit single, "Every Breath You Take," is a previously unreleased, non-LP cut.
1983
Elton John
Geffen 29460
"I Guess That's Why They Call It The Blues" has a real surprise on its flip — a tune that tops the A side yet is a non-album cut. This is no throwaway B side: It's a beautiful ballad in the best Elton John tradition. Back with his original partner, Bernie Taupin, John puts on an emotional performance that's reminiscent of his early albums. "The Retreat," like the snapshot of the war whose tale it tells, is well worth seeking out.
1983
R.E.M.
I.R.S. 9916
The flip of R.E.M.'s first single was a harbinger of things to come, as nearly all the group's singles had non-album material on their B sides. This is an unreleased cover of the Velvet Underground tune.
1983
Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
Blackheart 07919
The B side of "I Hate Myself For Loving You" is a previously unreleased, non-LP live track.
1983
Cyndi Lauper
Portrait 04120
The B side of "Girls Just Want To Have Fun" is a previously unreleased, non-album cut.
1983
Roxy Music
WB 29912
The B side of the ethereal "More Than This" is a previously unreleased, non-album cut.
1983
Big Country
Mercury 814467
This terrific rocker, on the B side of their debut hit, "In A Big Country", is a previously unreleased, non-album track.
1983
Eddy Grant
Portrait 03793
The excellent dance number on the flip of Grant's big 1983 hit, "Electric Avenue," is a previously unreleased, non-album cut.
1983
Lindsay Buckingham
WB 29570
This catchy, impossible-to-find tune is from the soundtrack of National Lampoon's movie "Vacation." "Holiday Road" is therefore a non-album track, since it doesn't appear on any of Lindsay Buckingham's albums.
1983
Duran Duran
Capitol 5290
This B side of "Union of the Snake" is a non-album track.
1983
Prince
WB 29548
This terrific B side of "Let's Pretend We're Married" is a non-album cut.
1983
Dayton
Capitol 5269
The B side of "It Must Be Love" is a non-album cut available only on this little 45.
1983
Rich Cason and the Galactic Orchestra
Larc 81028
This appears to have been a non-album single.
1983
JoBoxers
RCA 13601
Don't miss the non-album B side of "Just Got Lucky": A terrific RnB-style swinger.
1983
Twilight 22
Vanguard 35241
The flip is the non-album 'Kingdom version' of the song, which is mostly a Techno/Synth Pop instrumental version without the A side's Rap orientation.
1984
R.E.M.
I.R.S. 9927
The flip of "so. Central Rain (I'm Sorry)" is an unreleased cover of the Roger Miller classic.
1984
U2
Island 99704
U2 also delighted in including non-album songs on their singles, including this one on the B side of "Pride (In The Name Of Love)."
1984
Bruce Springsteen
Columbia 04463
What makes Springsteen's first single from his "Born In The U.S.A." album, "Dancing In The Dark," extra-special is its non-album B side. The previously unreleased "Pink Cadillac" is simply one of his very best rockers, and its inclusion on the single was a sweet gift to all of Springsteen's 7-inch vinyl collectors. As acknowledgment of its worth, the song became a big hit for Natalie Cole a couple of years later.
1984
R.E.M.
I.R.S. 9931
The flip of the group's excellent single "(don't Go back TO) Rockville" is a previously unreleased live recording of "Catapult," one of the best tracks on their first LP, Murmur.
1984
Bruce Springsteen
Columbia 04561
The B side of "Cover Me" is a previously unreleased, live, non-LP cut. "Jersey Girl" is a great Tom Waits song that seems specifically written for the Boss
1984
Prince
WB 29216
"Let's Go Crazy" also has a superb non-LP track on the B side.
1984
Bruce Springsteen
Columbia 04680
The B side is of Springsteen's "Born in the U.S.A." single is another previously unreleased, non-LP cut.
1984
Pretenders
Sire 29249
The B side of "Thin Line Between Love And Hate" is an unreleased live version of a song originally included on the group's excellent LP Learning to Crawl.
1984
Foreigner
Atlantic 89596
This previously unreleased, non-album cut was the B side of "I Want To Know What Love Is."
1984
The Rolling Stones
Rolling Stones 99788
The B side of "She Was Hot" is a previously unreleased, non-LP cut.
1984
Frankie Goes To Hollywood
Island 99805
The B side of the first release of the group's signature hit, "Relax," is a previously unreleased, non-album cut: An interview between ZTT's Paul Morley, Holly Johnson and Paul Rutherford (with music playing in the background, of course!).
1984
Genesis
Atlantic 89698
The B side of "Illegal Alien" is a previously unreleased live version of a song they had released earlier.
1984
Cyndi Lauper
Portrait 04737
On this single, you get not only the studio version from Lauper's hit LP, "She's So Unusual", but you're also treated to a non-LP Live version on the flip!
1984
John Cougar Mellencamp
Riva 216
The B side of "Authority Song" is a non-album, acoustic version of "Pink Houses."
1984
Prince
WB 29286
The flip of "When Doves Cry" is a must-have Prince rarity not included on the LP.
1984
Golden Earring
21 Records 112
This terrific B side rocker is a previously unreleased, non-album tune. The A side was "When The Lady Smiles."
1984
Police
A&M 2614
The B side of "Wrapped Around Your Finger" is a previously unreleased live version of a song from the album "Synchronicity."
1985
Bruce Springsteen
Columbia 04772
The flip of "I'm On Fire" is another previously unreleased, non-LP cut.
1985
The Smiths
Rough Trade 176
This essential U.K. single (no U.S. 45 release) didn't appear on any of the band's contemporary albums, only showing up on a later compilation album.
1985
Prince
Paisley Park 28972
Continuing his tradition of including non-album B sides, this tune was on the flip of his first Paisley Park single, "Raspberry Beret."
1985
Bruce Springsteen
Columbia 04924
The flip side of "Glory Days" was another previously unreleased, non-LP cut.
1985
Dream Academy
WB 28841
This non-album cut was the B side of "Life In A Northern Town."
1985
Bruce Springsteen
Columbia 05603
The flip of "I'm Goin' Down," one of seven (!) singles released from Born In The U.S.A., is a previously unreleased, non-LP cut.
1985
Bruce Springsteen
Columbia 05728
Springsteen's classic Christmas recording — until this single ("My Hometown") available only on a 1981 promo or on bootleg vinyl — was a previously unreleased, live non-LP cut.
1985
Paul McCartney
Capitol 5537
This was a non-album single not available on any contemporary McCartney LP or CD.
1985
Tears For Fears
Mercury 880294
The B side of the band's classic single "Shout" is a previously unreleased, non-album cut.
1985
David Lee Roth
WB 29102
This was Roth's first hit single as a solo singer after leaving Van Halen, and it remains his biggest hit to this day. The A side is an almost-too-faithful reading of the Beach Boys classic, but this non-LP, extended remix of the album cut on the B side is worth seeking out.
1985
Sade
Portrait 04807
The terrific B side of Sade's debut single, "Smooth Operator," is a non-album track.
1985
Phil Collins
Atlantic 89588
The B side of "One More Night" is a previously unreleased, non-album cut.
1986
Bob Seger
Capitol 5532
The B side of "American Storm" is a previously unreleased, non-LP live cover of the CCR classic.
1986
John Cougar Mellencamp
Riva 884455
This previously unreleased cover of the Drifters classic appeared on the B side of Mellencamp's hit "R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A."
1986
John Fogerty
WB 28535
The flip of Fogerty's otherwise unremarkable single "Change In The Weather" is a non-LP track credited to John Fogerty with Rockin' Sidney (the author of My Toot Toot). Terrific version of this tune!
1986
Talking Heads
Sire 29163
The B side of the concert movie version of "Once In A Lifetime" is a previously unreleased, live recording not included in the film.
1986
John Cougar Mellencamp
Riva 884635
The B side of "Rain on the Scarecrow" is a non-LP cover of the Left Banke classic that was previously unavailable.
1986
R.E.M.
I.R.S. 52883
This B side of the group's single "Fall On Me" is a previously unreleased, non-LP cut.
1986
Bodeans
Slash/WB 28682
The B side of the group's excellent "Fadeaway" is a previously unreleased, non-album cut that's a 2-star recommendation (our highest) on its own.
1986
Peter Gabriel
Geffen 28718
This B side of Gabriel's big nit "Sledgehammer" was not available on the album.
1986
Fine Young Cannibals
I.R.S. 52760
The B side of "Johnny Come Home" is a previously unreleased, non-album cut.
1986
Genesis
Atlantic 89336
The B side of "Land of Confusion" is a previously unreleased, non-album cut.
1986
Sade
Portrait 05846
The B side of "Never As Good As The First Time" is a live instrumental, not available on LP.
1987
U2
Island 99430
This unusual 45 record has three songs in all: The big A-side hit ("I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For" from the group's classic album "Joshua Tree," plus two previously unreleased, non-album tracks on the B side, both of which spin at 33 rpm(!): "Spanish Eyes" and "Deep in the Heart."
1987
Bruce Springsteen
Columbia 07595
Springsteen continued his non-album B side traiditon with this flip to "Brilliant Disguise."
1987
U2
Island 99469
Like their previous single, the flip of "With Or Without You" has two previously unreleased songs... "Luminous Times" and "Walk To The Water" ... and spins at 33 1/3 rpm!
1987
Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
MCA 53065
The B side of "Jammin' Me" is a previously unreleased, non-LP cut.
1987
M/A/R/R/S
4th & Bway 7452
This hugely popular single never appeared on an album. The 45 was a 4:06 "radio edit" version.
1987
Bruce Springsteen
Columbia 07663
The flip of Springsteen's single "Tunnel of Love" is another previously unreleased, non-LP cut.
1987
Huey Lewis and the News
Chrysalis 43097
The B side of "Jacob's Ladder" is a previously unreleased live version of an earlier Lewis hit.
1987
Cutting Crew
Virgin 99481
The B side of the group's biggest hit — "(I Just) Died In Your Arms" — is a previously unreleased, non-album cut.
1987
Billy Idol
Chrysalis 43161
This was Billy Idol's biggest American hit, and only chart-topper. He had released a studio version of "Mony Mony" that "bubbled under" the Hot 100 in 1981. As far as I can determine, neither of these tracks appeared on any contemporary Billy Idol albums — these were previously unreleased, non-album tracks.
1987
John Cougar Mellencamp
Mercury 888934
The B side of "Cherry Bomb" is a previously unreleased, non-album cut.
1987
Fleetwood Mac
WB 28291
The B side of "Little Lies" is a non-LP cut not elsewhere available.
1987
Genesis
Atlantic 89316
The B side of "In Too Deep" is a previously unreleased, non-album track.
1987
Whitney Houston
Arista 9598
The B side of "I Wanna Dance With Somebody" is a non-LP song.
1987
The Cure
Elektra 69443
The B side of "Just Like Heaven" is a non-album track.
1987
Grateful Dead
Arista 9606
The B side of the band's hit single "Touch of Grey" is a previously unreleased, non-album cut.
1987
Heart
Capitol 44040
This single ("Who Will You Run To") has an edited version of the 4:04 album track on one side and a non-album, live version of "Magic Man" on the flipl
1987
George Harrison
Dark Horse 28178
The B side of "Got My Mind Set On You" is a non-album cut.
1987
John Cougar Mellencamp
Mercury 888763
The flip of "Paper In Fire" is an unreleased track special on this 45.
1987
Madhouse
Paisley Park 28182
This amazing B side to "(The Perfect) 10" is a non-album cut.
1987
Swing Out Sister
Mercury 888016
This U.K. trio's biggest U.S. hit has a terrific non-album cut on the flip. (Even though the label says the B side is on the group's debut album, it was actually not included on that album.)
1987
Bruce Springsteen
Columbia 06657
This non-album flip side of Springsteen's live version of "Fire", at 10:03, must be one of the longest tracks every squeezed onto a 45 record!
1987
Prince
Paisley Park 28334
This B side of "If I Was Your Girlfriend", like most Prince singles, is a non-album cut.
1987
Nona Hendryx
EMI 8382
The delightful flip of Hendryx's biggest hit ("Why Should I Cry") is a non-album cut.
1988
Michelle Shocked
Mercury 870611
The flip side presents a previously unreleased, "Live Video Version" of the song.
1988
R.E.M.
WB 27688
The B side of the group's hit "Stand" is another previously unreleased, non-LP track.
1988
George Harrison
Dark Horse 28131
This B side of "When We Was Fab" is a previously unreleased, non-album cut.
1988
R.E.M.
I.R.S. 53220
As with many R.E.M. singles, the B side of "It's The End Of The World As We Know It" is a previously unreleased, non-album cut... In this case, it's a cover of the Floyd Cramer classic from 1960.
1988
Def Leppard
Mercury 870402
The B side of "Love Bites" is a previously unreleased, non-LP live recording.
1988
Kool Moe Dee
Jive 1116
This A side, one of the artist's biggest hits, is a previously unreleased, non-album track.
1988
Eric Carmen
Arista 9686
This was a non-album single that was included in reissues of a "Best Of" compilation album.
1988
Escape Club
Atlantic 89048
The B side of "Wild, Wild West" is a non-album tune.
1988
Art Of Noise
China 871038
Featuring Tom Jones, the A side is a special edit/mix for the 7" version. It is a non-LP track only available on a greatest hits compilation.
1988
U2
Island 99250
This B side of the single "Desire" is a non-album cut.
1988
Inxs
Atlantic 89144
The B side of "Devil Inside" is a previously unreleased, non-album cut.
1988
Depeche Mode
Sire 27991
This single offered a medley version of "Behind The Wheel" on the B side, pairing it with the Country swing classic "Route 66." The terrific medley with "Route 66", a non-album track, is the side that got airplay at the time.
1988
Sade
Epic 07977
The B side of "Nothing Can Come Between Us" is a mesmerizing instrumental by her band, not available on album.
1988
New Order
Qwest 27979
The B side of "Blue Monday 1988" is a non-album cut.
1988
Bruce Springsteen
Columbia 07726
This terrific B-side rocker to "One Step Up" is a previously unreleased, non-LP cut.
1988
Rod Stewart
WB 27796
"Forever Young"'s B side is a terrific, non-album rocker.
1988
Siouxsie & The Banshees
Geffen 27760
The B side of "Peek-A-Boo" harbors a terrific non-album track.
1988
Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
Blackheart 08095
The B side of "Little Liar" is another reason collecting 45s is so rewarding: It's a terrific, very short and sweet rocker not available on album (except in later reissues).
1989
MC Lyte
First Priority 99170
"Cha Cha Cha" was the rapper's first chart single. It features a terrific, non-album cut on the flip.
1989
Metallica
Elektra 69329
The B side of the group's signature single "One" is a non-album cut.
1989
Love And Rockets
RCA 8956
The B side of the group's biggest hit, "So Alive," is a previously unreleased, non-album track.
1989
Big Daddy Kane
Cold Chillin' 27708
This terrific B side of "I'll Take You There" was a non-album track.
1989
U2
Island 99225
The terrific B side of "When Love Comes To Town," which is what earns this single a one-star recommendation from us, is a non-album cut.
1989
Rod Stewart
WB 22685
This big hit was a non-album single, available only on a very large, comprehensive greatest hits package.
1992
Ozzy Osbourne
CBS Assoc. 74093
This terrific B side rocker to "Mama, I'm Coming Home" is a non-album cut.
1993
U2
Island 858076
The non-LP flip of "Stay (Faraway, So Close)" is credited to 'Frank Sinatra and Bono.'
1994
Bruce Springsteen
Columbia 77384
Dave Marsh included this single in his 1999 addendum to the original list of 1001 greatest singles published in 1989. The anthemic B side is a non-album cut not available on any U.S. LP (it was released on vinyl in Europe). The A side is also a non-album cut — that is, it's not on any Springsteen LP but rather appeared on the soundtrack to the movie "Philadelphia" starring Tom Hanks and Denzel Washington. The song won a grammy for Best Song.
1996
Prince
WB 17715
Like so many Prince singles, the B side of "Gold" was a previously unreleased, non-album cut.
1998
Barenaked Ladies
Reprise 17174
The A side of "One Week" is marked as a "Remix" of the album cut, and the B side is a previously unreleased live version, not included on the album.