Friday, August 17, 2012

Styx: Queen of Spades

For Friday Flipsides, I present a song that was not only a “B” side to one single, but two. “Queen of Spades” by Styx appeared on their 1978 album “Pieces of Eight.” Initially it was the “B” side of “Sing for the Day,” which peaked at 41 in 1979. “Sing for the Day” was later released as the “B” side to the next single – “Renegade.” Interestingly, A&M issued both singles under the same number 2110-S.

“Queen of Spades” later appeared as a flip to the 1981 single “Too Much Time on My Hands.” The “A” side peaked at #9. Although “Queen of Spades” didn’t have hit potential it is a great tune.

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