|"Same Old Scene"|
|Single by Roxy Music|
|from the album Flesh and Blood|
|B-side|| "Lover" |
"Rain Rain Rain" (France)
"My Only Love" (Japan, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Australia)
|Producer(s)||Rhett Davies, Roxy Music|
|Roxy Music singles chronology|
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