Belgian singles by The Beatles

From "Can't Buy Me Love" to "Lady Madonna", Belgian pressings parallel the UK release schedule, with two noteworthy exceptions: "Paperback Writer" / "Rain" and "Penny Lane" / "Strawberry Fields Forever". There is no evidence that either of these were pressed in Belgium.

Looking at the Humo hit parade this can seem rather surprising, as both records did well in this chart.
"Paperback Writer" entered in early July 1966 and stayed there for nine weeks, number 7 being its highest position.
"Penny Lane" also stayed in the charts for nine weeks, from mid-March to the beginning of May 1967, with three weeks in the number 4 spot.


1964 My Bonnie / The Saints
Polydor NH 52273
arch 1964 Can't Buy Me Love / You Can't Do That
Parlophone R 5114
July 1964 A Hard Day's Night / Things We Said Today
Parlophone R 5160
November 1964 I Feel Fine / She's A Woman
Parlophone R 5200
April 1965 Rock And Roll Music / I'm A Loser
Odeon MO 20007
April 65 Ticket To Ride / Yes It Is
Parlophone R 5265
July 1965 Help! / I'm Down
Parlophone R 5305
October 1965 Yesterday / Dizzy Miss Lizzy
Parlophone DP 563
December 1965 We Can Work It Out / Day Tripper
Parlophone R 5389
February 1966 Michelle / Drive My Car
Parlophone DP 564
August 1966 Yellow Submarine / EIeanor Rigby
Parlophone R 5493
July 1967 All You Need Is Love / Baby You're A Rich Man
Parlophone R 5620
November 1967 Hello Goodbye / I Am The Walrus
Parlophone R 5655
March 1968 Lady Madonna/The Inner Light
Parlophone R 5675
End 1970 Michelle / Yesterday
Odeon 4C006 04598
September 1978 Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band - With A Little Help From My Friends / A Day In The Life
Parlophone 4C006 06843