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100 Greatest Double-Sided Rock Singles, 1952-1989

Background: These singles are ranked based on the initial and lasting popularity, influence and impact of each song of the single. Because what makes a double-sided single great is having two great sides, the ranking is heavily weighted toward how the lesser side of the single (not necessarily the B-side) does in these criteria.

To be eligible, a single must have exactly 2 different songs, usually an A-side and B-side, but singles with a double A-side are also eligible. Also, a single has to be the first commercial appearance of either side on a single, and it must have been released prior to 1990. The latter is because the double-sided single is mostly a vinyl concept, and the end of the 1980s marks the approximate point of the decline of the vinyl single. The singles are listed with the A-side first, even if the B-side is the greater side.

Newly added names are in Red
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List Begun: 2012-03-04
Greatest Double-Sided Rock Singles, 1952-1989
  1. Don't Be Cruel / Hound Dog - Elvis Presley
  2. Penny Lane / Strawberry Fields Forever - Beatles
  3. Hey Jude / Revolution - Beatles
  4. I Get Around / Don't Worry Baby - Beach Boys
  5. Wouldn't It Be Nice / God Only Knows - Beach Boys
  6. Lucille / Send Me Some Lovin' - Little Richard
  7. We Are the Champions / We Will Rock You - Queen
  8. Sweet Little Sixteen / Reelin' and Rocking - Chuck Berry
  9. Honky Tonk Women / You Can't Always Get What You Want - Rolling Stones
10. Searchin' / Young Blood - Coasters
11. Come Together / Something - Beatles
12. Johnny B. Goode / Around and Around - Chuck Berry
13. Whole Lotta Love / Living Loving Maid - Led Zeppelin
14. Blue Suede Shoes / Honey Don't - Carl Perkins
15. We Can Work It Out / Day Tripper - Beatles
16. Bo Diddley / I'm a Man - Bo Diddley
17. Rip It Up / Reddy Teddy - Little Richard
18. Down on the Corner / Fortunate Son - Creedence Clearwater Revival
19. Stand! / I Want to Take You Higher - Sly & the Family Stone
20. Oh Boy / Not Fade Away - Crickets
21. Surfer Girl / Little Deuce Coupe - Beach Boys
22. What Am I Living For / Hang up My Rock and Roll Shoes - Chuck Willis
23. Hello Goodbye / I Am the Walrus - Beatles
24. Long Tall Sally / Slippin' and Slidin' - Little Richard
25. Shake / A Change Is Gonna Come - Sam Cooke
26. It's Too Late / I Feel the Earth Move - Carole King
27. That's All Right / Blue Moon of Kentucky - Elvis Presley
28. Proud Mary / Born on the Bayou - Creedence Clearwater Revival
29. Purple Haze / The Wind Cries Mary - Jimi Hendrix
30. Bring It on Home to Me / Having a Party - Sam Cooke
31. Donna / La Bamba - Ritchie Valens
32. Mystery Train / I Forgot to Remember to Forget - Elvis Presley
33. Starman / Suffragette City - David Bowie
34. Get Back / Don't Let Me Down - Beatles
35. Since You've Been Gone / Ain't No Way - Aretha Franklin
36. My Blue Heaven / I'm in Love Again - Fats Domino
37. Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin) / Everybody Is a Star - Sly & the Family Stone
38. Jailhouse Rock / Treat Me Nice - Elvis Presley
39. Bad Moon Rising / Lodi - Creedence Clearwater Revival
40. Up on Cripple Creek / The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down - The Band
41. His Latest Flame / Little Sister - Elvis Presley
42. Back In the U.S.A. / Memphis, Tennessee - Chuck Berry
43. Travelin' Man / Hello Mary Lou - Ricky Nelson
44. Travelin' Band / Who'll Stop the Rain - Creedence Clearwater Revival
45. The Train Kept A'Rollin' / Honey Hush - Johnny Burnette Trio
46. Paperback Writer / Rain - Beatles
47. Make Me Smile / Colour My World - Chicago
48. Be Bop-a-Lula / Woman Love - Gene Vincent
49. I Feel Fine / She's a Woman - Beatles
50. Surfin' USA / Shut Down - Beach Boys
51. Brown Eyed Handsome Man / Too Much Monkey Business - Chuck Berry
52. Don't Stop / Gold Dust Woman - Fleetwood Mac
53. I Want You, I Need You, I Love You / My Baby Left Me - Elvis Presley
54. Surfin' Sarari / 409 - Beach Boys
55. I Want to Walk You Home / I'm Gonna Be a Wheel Someday - Fats Domino
56. Yellow Submarine / Eleanor Rigby - Beatles
57. Peggy Sue / Everyday - Buddy Holly
58. I'm a Believer / (I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone - Monkees
59. Dancing in the Dark / Pink Cadillac - Bruce Springsteen
60. You Give Good Love / Greatest Love of All - Whitney Houston
61. Good Times, Bad Times / Communication Breakdown - Led Zeppelin
62. Rock-in Robin / Over and Over - Bobby Day
63. Hey Bo Diddley / Mona - Bo Diddley
64. And I Love Her / If I Fell - Beatles
65. Teach Your Children / Carry On - Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
66. A Fool For You / This Little Girl of Mine - Ray Charles
67. Maggie May / Reason to Believe - Rod Stewart
68. I'm Sorry / That's All You Gotta Do - Brenda Lee
69. Hello It's Me / Open My Eyes - Nazz
70. Bird Dog / Devoted to You - Everly Brothers
71. Ruby Tuesday / Let's Spend the Night Together - Rolling Stones
72. Almost Grown / Little Queenie - Chuck Berry
73. Comfortably Numb / Hey You - Pink Floyd
74. Lovey Dovey / Little Mama - Clovers
75. It's Like That / Sucker M.C.'s - Run-D.M.C.
76. More Than a Feeling / Smokin' - Boston
77. Mean Woman Blues / Blue Bayou - Roy Orbison
78. Never Be Anyone Else but You / It's Late - Ricky Nelson
79. Up Around the Bend / Run Through the Jungle - Creedence Clearwater Revival
80. American Woman / No Sugar Tonight - Guess Who
81. Love Me Do / P.S. I Love You - Beatles
82. I Want You Back / Who's Lovin' You - Jackson 5
83. Beth / Detroit Rock City - KISS
84. Brown Sugar / Bitch - Rolling Stones
85. Teddy Bear / Loving You - Elvis Presley
86. Too Much Lovin' / Laundromat Blues - "5" Royales
87. Be True to Your School / In My Room - Beach Boys
88. Jenny, Jenny / Miss Ann - Little Richard
89. A Fool Such As I / I Need Your Love Tonight - Elvis Presley
90. One Mint Julep / Middle of the Night - Clovers
91. Back on the Chain Gang / My City Was Gone - Pretenders
92. Black Dog / Misty Mountain Hop - Led Zeppelin
93. Don't / I Beg of You - Elvis Presley
94. The House That Jack Built / I Say a Little Prayer - Aretha Franklin
95. Rock and Roll Girls / Centerfield - John Fogerty
96. Stood Up / Waitin' in School - Ricky Nelson
97. My Baby / Don't Look Back - Temptations
98. Runnin' With the Devil / Eruption - Van Halen
99. Walk On By / By the Time I Get to Phoenix - Isaac Hayes
100. Last Christmas / Everything She Wants - Wham!

Don't Be Cruel - Hound Dog
Penny Lane - Strawberry Fields Forever
Hey Jude - Revolution
I Get Around - Don't Worry Baby
Whole Lotta Love - Living Loving Maid
Down on the Corner - Fortunate Son
Donna - La Bamba
Since You've Been Gone - Ain't No Way

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