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Record singles of the Vinyl Era were usually named after their A-side song (since this song was intended to draw the attention of the audience) or had a title composed of their A-side songs’ titles (like “Let's Spend the Night Together/Ruby Tuesday” by the Rolling Stones).

Have there been any examples of singles titled “X” that contained two (or maybe even three) songs of equal importance, neither of which was titled “X”? In other words, have there been any examples of so-called "double A-side singles" under their own distinct titles, not borrowed from the names of their songs?

  • Do misprints count? I've found the single Spreadeagle / Capability Brown, but the A-side track is actually Scipio... I've found many occurrences of misprinted B-side, but misprints on A-side are not that common. – Bebs Jun 28 '17 at 6:59
  • This is a list question, i.e. every answer might be valid. Such questions are off-topic. – BCdotWEB Jun 28 '17 at 7:20
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'Mike Oldfield's Single' from 1973

UK Track listing:

  • "Mike Oldfield's Single (Theme from Mike Oldfield's album 'Tubular Bells')" - (Oldfield) 4:36
  • "Froggy Went A-Courting" - (traditional, arr. Oldfield) 4:30

USA Track listing:

  • "Tubular Bells (Now the Original Theme from The Exorcist)" - (Oldfield) 3:18
  • "Tubular Bells" - (Oldfield) 4:39

Link to Wikipedia

SO, if you take the USA release, this ticks the boxes . . .

Mike Oldfields Single

  • I'm not sure if "Tubular Bells (Now the Original Theme from The Exorcist)" and "Tubular Bells" could be considered "two songs of equal importance", as the question states, but thank you. – speaknotliehidden Jun 28 '17 at 18:14

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