The first single released from the album was created by the original US distributor, Atlantic Records. This version was an edit of bits from part one which was not authorized by Oldfield. The single was released only in the US, where it peaked at #7 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart on May 11, 1974, making Oldfield a One Hit Wonder on the US charts.
"Mike Oldfield's Single" was the first UK 7-inch single released by Mike Oldfield, in June 1974. It featured a re-recording (with oboe as the lead instrument) of Tubular Bells part two's "bagpipe guitars" section as the A-side, with "Froggy Went A-Courting" as the B-side.