“Paperback Writer / Rain” by The Beatles
This 1966 record might be the greatest double-A single ever released. A Paul song that’s very characteristically Paul. A John song that’s just as Lennonesque as Paul’s is McCartneyrific. Both songs recorded during the Revolver sessions. Pure brilliant Beatle greatness.
Two great songs equally awesome. Each song is a tight, perfect cross section of The Beatles’ genius. And they’re two of the best basslines in rock history. C’mon!
And, if the single had three sides, this would have completed it perfectly: