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1949
1.
04/1949
40









2
R&B


as The Maxin Trio
[Down Beat 171]
written by Ray Charles (as R. C. Robinson) 
1951
2.
02/1951
29









5
R&B


[Swing Time 250]
written by Ray Charles 
1952
3.
03/1952
15









8
R&B


[Swing Time 274]
written by Ray Charles 
1954
4.
04/1954
18









5
R&B


[Atlantic 1021]
written by Eddie Curtis (as Memphis Curtis)
5.
08/1954
11









10
R&B


[Atlantic 1037]
written by Ray Charles 
1955
6.
01/1955
20









4
R&B


US B side to I've Got a Woman
[Atlantic 1050]
written by Walter Davis
7.
01/1955
30









✫1
R&B


[Atlantic 1050]
written by Ray Charles  & Renald Richard
8.
07/1955
30









✫1
R&B


[Atlantic 1063]
written by Ray Charles 
9.
07/1955
13









9
R&B


US B side to A Fool For You
[Atlantic 1063]
written by Ray Charles 
10.
10/1955
14









8
R&B


US B side to Greenbacks
[Atlantic 1076]
written by Ray Charles 
11.
10/1955
19









5
R&B


[Atlantic 1076]
written by Renald Richard
1956
12.
02/1956
29









✫1
R&B


charted as Drown in My Own Tears / Mary in US R&B charts
[Atlantic 1085]
written by Henry Glover
13.
06/1956
18









5
R&B


charted as Hallelujah, I Love Her So / What Would I Do without You in US R&B charts
[Atlantic 1096]
written by Ray Charles 
14.
10/1956
16









6
R&B


[Atlantic 1108]
written by Doc Pomus
1957
15.
02/1957
11









9
R&B


[Atlantic 1124]
written by Ray Charles 
16.
10/1957
33

34
US






14
R&B


[Atlantic 1154]
written by Ray Charles 
1958
17.
12/1958
16

79
US






14
R&B


[instrumental]
[Atlantic 2006]
written by Ray Charles 
1959
18.
01/1959
24

95
US






5
R&B


with the Raylettes
[Atlantic 2010]
written by Nappy Brown (as Napoleon Brown), Ozzie Cadena & Lew Herman
19.
04/1959
8









19
R&B


with the Raylettes
[Atlantic 2022]
written by Ray Charles 
20.
07/1959
157

6
US






✫1
R&B


[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #10]
[Atlantic 2031]
written by Ray Charles 
21.
11/1959
33

40
US






11
R&B


[Atlantic 2043]
written by Hank Snow (as Clarence E. Snow)
1960
22.
01/1960
8

78
US










[Atlantic 2047]
written by Sam Theard & Fleecie Moore
23.
02/1960
13

95
US






17
R&B


B side to Let the Good Times Roll
[Atlantic 2047]
written by Joe Greene
24.
05/1960
8









16
R&B


[Atlantic 2055]
written by Lil Hardin Armstrong & Don Raye
25.
06/1960
45

40
US






2
R&B


[ABC-Paramount 10118]
written by Henry Glover & Titus Turner
26.
08/1960
10









13
R&B


[Atlantic 2068]
written by Lowman Pauling
27.
09/1960
270

✫1
US






3
R&B
24
UK
[artist #5 hit]
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #44]
; hit for Frankie Trumbauer in 1931
[ABC-Paramount 10135]
written by Hoagy Carmichael & Stuart Gorrell
28.
11/1960
14

55
US










B side to Ruby
[ABC-Paramount 45-10164]
written by Jack Yellen, Milton Ager & Charles Bates
29.
11/1960
46

28
US






10
R&B


[ABC-Paramount 10164]
written by Mitchell Parish & Heinz Roemheld
30.
11/1960
7

83
US










[Atlantic 2084]
written by Harold Arlen & Johnny Mercer
1961
31.
01/1961
24

58
US






10
R&B


[ABC-Paramount 10141]
written by Ray Charles 
32.
03/1961
124

8
US






✫1
R&B


[Impulse 200]
written by Rudy Toombs
33.
06/1961
12

84
US






25
R&B


US B side to I've Got News For You
[Impulse 202]
written by Casey Bill Weldon (as William Weldon) & Roy Jacobs
34.
06/1961
23

66
US






8
R&B


[Impulse 202]
written by Roy Alfred
35.
09/1961
342

✫1
US






✫1
R&B
6
UK
[artist #2 hit]
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #377]
[ABC-Paramount 10244]
written by Percy Mayfield
36.
11/1961
117

9
US






✫1
R&B


[ABC-Paramount 10266]
written by Bobby Sharp & Teddy Powell (disputed credit)
37.
12/1961
20

72
US






10
R&B


US B side to Unchain My Heart
[ABC-Paramount 10266]
written by Percy Mayfield & Ray Charles 
1962
38.
03/1962
33

44
US






7
R&B


[ABC-Paramount 10314]
written by Percy Mayfield
39.
04/1962
64

20
US






7
R&B


US B side to At the Club
[ABC-Paramount 10314]
written by Percy Mayfield
40.
05/1962
471

✫1
US
✫1
AC




✫1
R&B
✫1
UK
[artist #1 hit]
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #161]
[ABC-Paramount 10330]
written by Don Gibson
41.
05/1962
29

41
US
13
AC








B side to I Can't Stop Loving You
[ABC 10330]
written by Ted Daffan (as Frankie Brown)
42.
07/1962
20

60
US
19
AC








US B side to You Don't Know Me
[ABC 10345]
written by traditional & Ray Charles 
43.
07/1962
314

2
US
✫1
AC




5
R&B
9
UK
[artist #3 hit]
[ABC-Paramount 10345]
written by Cindy Walker & Eddy Arnold
44.
11/1962
138

7
US






✫1
R&B


[ABC-Paramount 10375]
written by Jimmie Davis & Charles Mitchell
45.
11/1962
121

29
US
7
AC




23
R&B
13
UK
with the Jack Halloran Singers
hit for Hank Williams in 1953; B side to You Are My Sunshine
[ABC-Paramount 10375]
written by Hank Williams
1963
46.
02/1963
4

113
US










[Atlantic 2174]
written by Guitar Slim (as Eddie Jones)
47.
02/1963
94

20
US






9
R&B
37
UK
as Ray Charles & his Orchestra with The Raelettes featuring Margie Hendrix
[ABC-Paramount 10405]
written by Teddy Powell
48.
03/1963
7

92
US










US B side to Don't Set Me Free
[ABC 10405]
written by Ray Charles , Robert B. Sherman (as Bob Sherman) & Barry De Vorzon
49.
04/1963
4

105
US










[ABC 10435]
written by Ted Daffan
50.
04/1963
289

8
US
3
AC




7
R&B
5
UK
[artist #4 hit]
with the Jack Halloran Singers
[ABC-Paramount 10435]
written by Fred Rose & Hy Heath
51.
06/1963
112

21
US
6
AC




9
R&B
35
UK
as Ray Charles & The Raelets
US B side to Without Love (There Is Nothing)
[ABC-Paramount 10453]
written by Doc Pomus & Mort Shuman
52.
06/1963
46

29
US






15
R&B


[ABC-Paramount 10453]
written by Danny Small
53.
09/1963
236

4
US






3
R&B
21
UK
[ABC-Paramount 10481]
written by Harlan Howard
54.
09/1963
4

102
US










[ABC 10481]
written by Jimmy Work
55.
12/1963
88

20
US
10
AC




5
R&B


#1 hit for Frankie Laine in 1949
[ABC-Paramount 10509]
written by Beasley Smith & Haven Gillespie
1964
56.
02/1964
34

39
US






7
R&B


[ABC-Paramount 10530]
written by Buddy Johnson (as Woodrow Buddy Johnson) & Ned Washington
57.
02/1964
42

38
US
12
AC




9
R&B


US B side to Baby, Don't You Cry (The New Swingova Rhythm)
[ABC-Paramount 10530]
written by traditional, Carl Sigman & Percy Faith
58.
05/1964
23

51
US






13
R&B


[ABC-Paramount 10557]
written by Percy Mayfield
59.
07/1964
39

50
US
6
AC




13
R&B


US B side to No One to Cry To
[ABC-Paramount 10571]
written by Eugene Randolph & Dorian Burton
60.
07/1964
54

55
US
8
AC




14
R&B
38
UK
[ABC-Paramount 10571]
written by Sid Robin & Foy Willing
61.
09/1964
30

52
US
13
AC




19
R&B


[ABC-Paramount 10588]
written by Jesse Stone (as Charles E. Calhoun)
62.
12/1964
54

46
US
11
AC




10
R&B
42
UK
[live]
[ABC-Paramount 10609]
written by Walter Donaldson & Gus Kahn
1965
63.
02/1965
23

58
US
11
AC








[ABC 10615]
written by Churchill Kohlman
64.
02/1965
3

112
US










[ABC 10615]
written by Rudy Toombs
65.
04/1965
8

79
US










[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #235]
written by Ray Charles  & Renald Richard
66.
05/1965
3

112
US










67.
07/1965
13

84
US
22
AC








[ABC 10700]
written by Ted Daffan
68.
09/1965
10

115
US
19
AC








[ABC 10720]
written by Lalo Schifrin & Dorcas Cochran
69.
11/1965
176

6
US
✫1
AC




5
R&B
50
UK
[ABC-Paramount 10739]
written by Buck Owens
1966
70.
03/1966
103

19
US
✫1
AC




10
R&B
48
UK
[ABC-Paramount 10785]
written by Buck Owens
71.
03/1966
6

91
US










US B side to Together Again
[ABC 10785]
written by Johnny MacRae
72.
05/1966
55

31
US






✫1
R&B


[ABC 10808]
written by Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson
73.
09/1966
32

32
US






22
R&B


[ABC 10840]
written by Jimmy Holiday & Ray Charles 
74.
11/1966
15

64
US
30
AC








[ABC 10865]
written by Bobby Stevenson
75.
11/1966
11

72
US






45
R&B


US B side to Please Say You're Fooling
[ABC/TRC 10865]
written by Jo Armstead, Nickolas Ashford (as Nick Ashford) & Valerie Simpson
1967
76.
03/1967
3

112
US










[ABC 10901]
written by Jimmy Holiday
77.
03/1967
5

98
US










[ABC 10901]
written by Billy Eckstine
78.
05/1967
4

105
US










[ABC 10938]
written by Cliff Chambers, Jimmy Holiday & Jimmy Lewis
79.
05/1967
110

15
US
38
AC




5
R&B
38
UK
[ABC/TRC 10938]
written by Donnie Lanier & Red Steagall (as Russ Steagall)
80.
08/1967
34

33
US






21
R&B


[ABC/TRC 10970]
written by Quincy Jones, Marilyn Bergman & Alan Bergman
81.
11/1967
71

25
US






9
R&B
44
UK
[ABC/TRC 11009]
written by John Lennon & Paul McCartney
1968
82.
01/1968
5

98
US










[R]
[Atlantic 2470]
written by Harold Arlen & Johnny Mercer
83.
02/1968
22

64
US






11
R&B


[ABC/TRC 11045]
written by Jimmy Holiday & Ray Charles 
84.
06/1968
55

35
US
33
AC




30
R&B
36
UK
[ABC/TRC 11090]
written by John Lennon & Paul McCartney
85.
06/1968
27

46
US






13
R&B


US B side to Eleanor Rigby
[ABC/TRC 11090]
written by Ray Charles  & Jimmy Holiday
86.
09/1968
7

83
US










[ABC 11133]
written by Dee Irwin (as Dee Ervin)
87.
10/1968
6

92
US










US B side to Sweet Young Thing Like You
[ABC 11133]
written by Charlie Williams & Glen Garrison
1969
88.
01/1969
5



25
AC








89.
03/1969
3

105
US










90.
05/1969
10

94
US






28
R&B


[ABC/TRC 11213]
written by Jimmy Holiday
91.
09/1969
7

101
US






31
R&B


[ABC/TRC 11239]
written by Jimmy Lewis
92.
12/1969
3

111
US










[ABC 11251]
written by Jimmy Holiday
1970
93.
03/1970
12

98
US






18
R&B


[ABC/TRC 11259]
written by Sam Cooke
94.
04/1970
5



27
AC








US US B side to Don't Change on Me
[ABC 11291]
written by Mickey Newbury
95.
10/1970
32

41
US
26
AC




19
R&B


[ABC/TRC 11271]
written by Jimmy Lewis
1971
96.
03/1971
41

36
US
22
AC




13
R&B


[ABC/TRC 11291]
written by Jimmy Holiday & Eddie Reeves
97.
03/1971
35

36
US






13
R&B


as The Ray Charles Orchestra
[instrumental]
[Tangerine 1015]
written by Ray Charles 
98.
08/1971
20

68
US






16
R&B


99.
12/1971
22

54
US
20
AC








[ABC 11317]
written by Art Harris & Fred Jay
1972
100.
07/1972
18

65
US






25
R&B


[ABC/TRC 11329]
written by Melanie (as Melanie Safka)
101.
12/1972
6

115
US






47
R&B


[ABC/TRC 11337]
written by Betty Lapcevic
1973
102.
04/1973
15

81
US






21
R&B


[ABC/TRC 11351]
written by Ray Charles , Ruth Robinson & Dee Irwin (as Dee Ervin)
103.
10/1973
34

82
US
20
AC




30
R&B
54
UK
[Crossover 973]
written by Felice Bryant & Boudleaux Bryant
1974
104.
05/1974
1









77
R&B


[Crossover 974]
written by Leo Robin
1975
105.
08/1975
13

91
US






22
R&B


[Crossover 981]
written by Stevie Wonder
1976
106.
04/1976
1









98
R&B


[recorded in 1972]
[Crossover 985]
written by Sam Ward (as Samuel A. Ward) & Katharine Lee Bates
1977
107.
12/1977
3









35
R&B


[Atlantic 3443]
written by Johnny Nash
1979
108.
11/1979
1









69
R&B


[Atlantic 3634]
written by Marc Tobaly, Michael Wandruff & F.R. David (as Robert Fitoussi)
1982
109.
12/1982
5





20
country






[Columbia 03429]
written by Bob Morrison (as Robert Morrison)
1983
110.
04/1983
2





37
country






[Columbia 03810]
written by Tony Joe White
111.
09/1983
1





82
country






[Columbia 04083]
written by Royce Porter, Red Lane & Bucky Jones
1984
112.
04/1984
1





50
country






[Columbia 04420]
written by Dorsey Burnette & Micheal Smotherman
1986
113.
07/1986
3





34
country






[Columbia 06172]
written by Byron Hill (as George Hill) & Jay Remington Wilde (as J. Remington Wilde)
114.
11/1986
1





66
country






[Columbia 06370]
written by Eddie Setser (as Edward Setser) & Troy Seals
1987
115.
01/1987
1





76
country






[Columbia 06370]
written by Paul Williams & Kent Robbins
1993
116.
04/1993
18

104
US
9
AC




57
R&B


[Warner 18611]
written by Leon Russell
2002
117.
07/2002
1









72
R&B


[Crossover 0026]
written by Billy Osborne
2005
118.
15







6
dance




written by Ray Charles 
119.
01/2005
6



21
AC








with Diana Krall
[Concord LP Cut]
written by Cindy Walker & Eddy Arnold

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