In ongoing effort to bring weird little songs from Rhino's catalog to the top of the digital avalanche, the legendary LA reissue label is launching a new series of so-called 'digital 45s.' This morning the label announced the program:

Rhino will spotlight songs originally issued on 45 by offering them as RHINO DIGITAL 45s, bundled with their original B-sides and artwork. Original picture sleeve art will be included when available and original label art will be used for all others. … iTunes will feature a total of 60 digital 45s, including six exclusives.

These will be featured in iTunes Digital 45, Among the iTunes exclusives are several singles featuring B-sides making their digital debut including “Take It Easy”/”Get You In The Mood” by the Eagles, “Kiss”/”Love Or Money” by Prince & The Revolution, and “Whip It”/”Turn Around” by Devo. The remaining 54 singles will be available at all digital retails outlets. Each following month, Rhino will release a new batch of 25 digital 45s to all partners.

The first 60 singles are listed below. Among the highlights are the B-side of T. Rex's “Bang a Gong,” which is called “Raw Ramp”; The dub version of the Talking Heads' “And She Was,” and X's B-side to “4th of July,” a cover of Dylan's “Positively 4th Street.”

a-ha, “Take On Me”/”Love Is Reason”* #

The B-52's, “Love Shack”(edit)†/”Channel Z”*

The Blues Brothers, “Soul Man”/”Excusez Moi Mon Cherie”*†

Jackson Browne, “Somebody's Baby”/”The Crow On The Cradle”†*

The Cars, “Let's Go”/”That's It”†

Chicago, “You're The Inspiration”/”Once In A Lifetime”

Alice Cooper, “School's Out”/”Gutter Cat Vs. The Jets”*

Collective Soul, “Shine”(radio edit)†/”Breathe”

Crosby, Stills & Nash, “Southern Cross”/”Into The Darkness”*

The Cure, “Just Like Heaven”/”Breathe”* #

Damn Yankees, “High Enough”†/”Piledriver”

Deep Purple, “Smoke On The Water”/”Smoke On The Water”(edit)†

Devo,”Whip It”/”Turn Around”† #

Doobie Brothers, “What A Fool Believes”/”Don't Stop To Watch The Wheels”*

The Doors, “Light My Fire”†/”Crystal Ship”

The Dream Academy, “Life In A Northern Town”/”Test Tape No. 3″†*

Eagles, “Take It Easy”/”Get You In The Mood”† #

Eagles, “Hotel California”/”Pretty Maids All In A Row”

En Vogue, “Free Your Mind”†/”Just Can't Stay Away”†

Erasure, “A Little Respect”/”Like Zsa Zsa Zsa Gabor”†*

Faith No More “Epic”(radio remix Edit)†”Edge Of The World”

Foreigner, “Urgent”/”Girl On The Moon”*

Aretha Franklin, “Respect”/”Dr. Feelgood”

Genesis, “In Too Deep”/”I'd Rather Be You”*

Hootie & The Blowfish”Let Her Cry” (radio edit)†/”Hold My Hand” (radio edit)

Hootie & The Blowfish”Time”/”Only Wanna Be With You”

INXS, “What You Need”/”Sweet As Sin”†*

Iron Butterfly, “In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida”/”Iron Butterfly Theme”

Howard Jones, “Things Can Only Get Better”/”Why Look For The Key”†*

KC & The Sunshine Band “That's The Way (I Like It)”/”What Makes You Happy”

Los Lobos, “La Bamba”/”Charlena”*

Steve Martin and The Toot Uncommons “King Tut”/”Sally Goodin”/”Hoedown At Alice's”*

Edwin McCain, “I'll Be”/”Grind Me In The Gears”†

Bette Midler, “From A Distance”/”One More Round”

The Monkees, “Daydream Believer”/”Goin' Down”*

Morrissey, “Suedehead”/”I Know Very Well How I Got My Name”†*

Orleans, “Still The One”/”Siam Sam”

Wilson Pickett, “Mustang Sally”/”Three Time Loser”

Pretenders, “Louie Louie”/”In The Sticks”†*

Prince & The Revolution “Kiss”/”Love Or Money”†* #

Ratt, “Round And Round”/”The Morning After”*

Otis Redding, “(Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay”/”Sweet Lorene” #

The Replacements, “Can't Hardly Wait”/”Cool Water”*

Rufus & Chaka Khan “Ain't Nobody”/”Sweet Thing”(live)

Sam & Dave, “Soul Man”/”May I Baby”

Duncan Sheik,”Barely Breathing”/”Wishful Thinking”

Sister Sledge, “We Are Family”/”Easier To Love”†

Skid Row, “Youth Gone Wild”/”Sweet Little Sister”*

Rod Stewart, “Forever Young”/”Days Of Rage”* #

Sugarhill Gang, “Apache”/”Rapper's Delight”

T.Rex, “Bang A Gong (Get It On)”/”Raw Ramp”

Talking Heads, “Take Me To The River”(edit)†/

“Thank You For Sending Me An Angel”*

Talking Heads, “And She Was”/”And She Was” (dub version)† #

James Taylor, “Shower The People”(edit)†/”I Can Dream Of You”†

Travis Tritt, “T-R-O-U-B-L-E”/”Leave My Girl Alone”

Van Halen, “Jump”/”House Of Pain”*

X, “Wild Thing”†/”Devil Doll”†

X, “4th Of July”/”Positively 4th Street”†*

Yes,”Roundabout”(single edit)†/”Long Distance Runaround”

Dwight Yoakam, “Guitars, Cadillacs”/”I'll Be Gone”

†Available digitally for first time

*Includes Original Picture Sleeve Art

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