'Freedom' allegedly breaks industry rules by having 'From A Lover To A Friend' as its B-side...

PAUL MCCARTNEY‘s rush-released single ‘FREEDOM’ has not been listed in the UK single charts following a sales mix-up, it has been reported.

As previously reported on NME.COM, ‘Freedom’ was released on November 5, just one week after a first charity single, ‘From A Lover To A Friend’ came out to raise money for New York’s fire and police departments following the terrorist strikes of September 11.

According to this morning’s The Sun newspaper, ‘Freedom’ broke industry rules by having ‘From A Lover To A Friend’, which is still in the charts, as its B-side. As a result, listings officials didn’t count sales of ‘Freedom’.

However, a spokesperson for the Official UK Chart Company told NME.COM this morning he was unaware of any decision to make the track chart ineligible, while a UK spokesperson for McCartney is currently unavailable for comment.