This was first released in America as a double-sided single with "Snookeroo
." Ringo and his record company didn't think radio stations would play "No No Song" because of the drug references, but they did, pushing the song to #3 and giving Ringo his seventh Top 10 hit Stateside. Unsurprisingly, the flip side, a song celebrating snooker, was largely ignored.
In the UK, "No No Song" wasn't released as a single for fear that it would get banned. In 1976, it was used as the B-side of "Oh My My."