Song artist 80 - Ray Charles

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This page lists the song chart entries of Ray Charles.A list of the hit albums by Ray Charles is also available. The songs are listed with the most widely successful first.

At points in his career these songs were credited to Ray Charles, The Ray Charles Trio. When the girl group The Cookies became his backing singers they were credited to Ray Charles & The Raelettes.

A user (Sensimilla) pointed out that The Ray Charles Singers are a completely different Ray Charles, for which thanks.

# Artist Song Title Year Chart Entries
1 Ray Charles I Can't Stop Loving You 1962 UK 1 - Jun 1962 (17 weeks), US Billboard 1 - May 1962 (18 weeks), KQV 1 of 1962, Canada 1 - May 1962 (14 weeks), Flanders 1 - Jun 1962 (5 months), NZ Lever 1 - Jun 1962 (6 weeks), Australia 1 for 4 weeks - Jun 1962, Grammy Hall of Fame in 2001 (1962), US BB 2 of 1962, WABC NY 2 of 1962, US Radio 2 of 1962 (peak 1 12 weeks), Grammy in 1962 (Nominated), Brazil 4 of 1963, Norway 4 - Jul 1962 (12 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jul 1962), US CashBox 6 of 1962, DDD 6 of 1962, Germany 8 - Sep 1962 (2 months), South Africa 11 of 1962, US invalid BB 30 of 1962, POP 30 of 1962, D.Marsh 35 of 1962, Italy 75 of 1963, Scrobulate 80 of r & b, Billboard 50th song 98, Rolling Stone 161, UKMIX 303, Acclaimed 507 (1962), RYM 16 of 1962, NY Daily Love list 10
2 Ray Charles What'd I Say 1959 Grammy Hall of Fame in 2000 (1959), DDD 1 of 1959, D.Marsh 1 of 1959, Library of Congress artifact added 2002 (1959), US invalid BB 3 of 1959, POP 3 of 1959, US Billboard 6 - Jul 1959 (15 weeks), nuTsie 6 of 1950s, Rolling Stone 10, Canada 13 - Jul 1959 (10 weeks), Acclaimed 26 (1959), US BB 50 of 1959, US Radio 58 of 1959 (peak 6 7 weeks), DMDB 87 (1959), RIAA 251, WXPN 444, RYM 1 of 1959, one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500
3 Ray Charles Hit the Road, Jack 1961 US Billboard 1 - Sep 1961 (13 weeks), NZ Lever 1 - Nov 1961 (7 weeks), Grammy Hall of Fame in 2013 (1961), UK 6 - Oct 1961 (12 weeks), US invalid BB 6 of 1961, DDD 6 of 1961, POP 6 of 1961, D.Marsh 6 of 1961, Canada 11 - Sep 1961 (11 weeks), Flanders 13 - Nov 1961 (2 months), US Radio 16 of 1961 (peak 1 9 weeks), US BB 19 of 1961, WABC NY 30 of 1961, Scrobulate 37 of jazz, US CashBox 87 of 1961, Rolling Stone 377, Acclaimed 663 (1961), WXPN 771, RYM 4 of 1961
4 Ray Charles Georgia On My Mind 1960 US Billboard 1 - Sep 1960 (13 weeks), Grammy Hall of Fame in 1993 (1960), DDD 2 of 1960, Grammy in 1960 (Nominated), US invalid BB 13 of 1960, POP 13 of 1960, WABC NY 16 of 1960, D.Marsh 16 of 1960, UK 24 - Dec 1960 (8 weeks), Canada 42 - Nov 1960 (4 weeks), RIAA 42, US Radio 44 of 1960 (peak 1 8 weeks), Rolling Stone 44, Scrobulate 47 of soul, US CashBox 61 of 1961, nuTsie 67 of 1960s, US BB 78 of 1960, WXPN 86, Acclaimed 360 (1960), RYM 3 of 1960, WFUV 85
5 Ray Charles Busted 1963 US Billboard 4 - Sep 1963 (12 weeks), NZ Lever 4 - Oct 1963 (3 weeks), Flanders 20 - Nov 1963 (1 month), UK 21 - Nov 1963 (10 weeks), POP 23 of 1963, US invalid BB 27 of 1963, Canada 29 - Sep 1963 (6 weeks), US Radio 34 of 1963 (peak 4 8 weeks), US CashBox 40 of 1964, US BB 55 of 1963, DDD 61 of 1963, Scrobulate 98 of r & b, RYM 74 of 1963
6 Ray Charles You Don't Know Me 1962 US Billboard 2 - Jul 1962 (11 weeks), Flanders 5 - Sep 1962 (3 months), NZ Lever 5 - Sep 1962 (3 weeks), UK 9 - Sep 1962 (13 weeks), Canada 18 - Aug 1962 (8 weeks), US Radio 44 of 1962 (peak 2 6 weeks), DDD 46 of 1962, US BB 54 of 1962, WABC NY 67 of 1962
7 Ray Charles Take These Chains From My Heart 1963 UK 5 - May 1963 (20 weeks), Norway 7 - Jul 1963 (3 weeks), US Billboard 8 - Apr 1963 (11 weeks), NZ Lever 8 - Jun 1963 (1 week), Flanders 13 - Jul 1963 (2 months), Canada 15 - Apr 1963 (8 weeks), US BB 92 of 1963, US Radio 102 of 1963 (peak 8 6 weeks), UKMIX 737
8 Ray Charles I've Got a Woman 1954 Grammy Hall of Fame in 1990 (1954), DDD 8 of 1954, Scrobulate 25 of rhythm & blues, nuTsie 61 of 1950s, US Billboard 79 - Apr 1965 (3 weeks), Rolling Stone 235, Acclaimed 552 (1955), RYM 7 of 1954, one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500
9 Ray Charles Crying Time 1966 Record World 5 - 1966, US Billboard 6 - Dec 1965 (15 weeks), Canada 12 - Dec 1965 (10 weeks), Holland 12 - Feb 1966 (12 weeks), Keener 14 - Dec 1965 (5 weeks), US invalid BB 17 of 1966, POP 17 of 1966, US CashBox 47 of 1966, UK 50 - Feb 1966 (1 week), US BB 52 of 1966, US Radio 80 of 1966 (peak 6 6 weeks), RYM 138 of 1965
10 Ray Charles Here We Go Again 1967 Holland 3 - Jun 1967 (14 weeks), Record World 13 - 1967, US Billboard 15 - May 1967 (12 weeks), Keener 15 - Jun 1967 (5 weeks), Canada 16 - Jun 1967 (6 weeks), UK 38 - Jul 1967 (3 weeks), US BB 80 of 1967, US Radio 135 of 1967 (peak 15 4 weeks)
11 Ray Charles One Mint Julep 1961 US Billboard 8 - Mar 1961 (13 weeks), Canada 37 - Apr 1961 (4 weeks), US BB 60 of 1961, US Radio 84 of 1961 (peak 8 6 weeks), DDD 86 of 1961, US CashBox 98 of 1961, RYM 116 of 1961
12 Ray Charles Unchain My Heart 1962 US Billboard 9 - Nov 1961 (12 weeks), DDD 18 of 1961, POP 24 of 1962, Canada 31 - Jan 1962 (4 weeks), US CashBox 78 of 1962, US Radio 99 of 1962 (peak 9 5 weeks), RYM 19 of 1961
13 Ray Charles You Are My Sunshine 1962 US Billboard 7 - Nov 1962 (12 weeks), Flanders 13 - Jan 1963 (1 month), Canada 22 - Nov 1962 (6 weeks), US CashBox 84 of 1963, US Radio 96 of 1962 (peak 7 4 weeks)
14 Ray Charles Together Again 1966 Record World 16 - 1966, Keener 18 - Mar 1966 (4 weeks), US Billboard 19 - Mar 1966 (8 weeks), Holland 31 - May 1966 (4 weeks), Canada 33 - Apr 1966 (5 weeks), UK 48 - Apr 1966 (1 week), US Radio 183 of 1966 (peak 19 1 week)
15 Ray Charles Yesterday 1967 Canada 11 - Nov 1967 (7 weeks), Record World 15 - 1967, Holland 21 - Dec 1967 (5 weeks), US Billboard 25 - Nov 1967 (7 weeks), Keener 25 - Nov 1967 (2 weeks), UK 44 - Dec 1967 (4 weeks)
16 Ray Charles Born to Lose 1962 Canada 1 - Jun 1962 (10 weeks), US Billboard 41 - May 1962 (9 weeks), RYM 16 of 1962
17 Ray Charles Night Time is the Right Time 1958 DDD 40 of 1958, US Billboard 95 - Feb 1959 (1 week), Acclaimed 1967 (1959), RYM 44 of 1958
18 Ray Charles If You Were Mine 1970 Keener 3 - Oct 1970 (9 weeks), Canada 26 - Jan 1971 (3 weeks), Record World 40 - 1970, US Billboard 41 - Oct 1970 (18 weeks)
19 Ray Charles Ellie My Love 1989 Japan (Tokyo) 3 - Sep 1989 (10 weeks), Japan (Osaku) 32 of 1989 (peak 2 10 weeks)
20 Ray Charles Mess Around 1953 DDD 32 of 1953, Scrobulate 95 of blues, RYM 6 of 1953
21 Ray Charles Your Cheatin' Heart 1962 UK 13 - Dec 1962 (8 weeks), Canada 22 - Nov 1962 (6 weeks), US Billboard 29 - Nov 1962 (11 weeks)
22 Ray Charles Let's Go Get Stoned 1966 Record World 24 - 1966, US Billboard 31 - May 1966 (9 weeks), D.Marsh 32 of 1966, Scrobulate 81 of r & b, RYM 116 of 1961
23 Ray Charles America the Beautiful 1972 Grammy Hall of Fame in 2005 (1972), Acclaimed 2467 (1972)
24 Ray Charles I'm Movin' On 1959 Canada 28 - Nov 1959 (4 weeks), US Billboard 40 - Nov 1959 (10 weeks), RYM 104 of 1959
25 Ray Charles Eleanor Rigby 1968 Canada 7 - Jun 1968 (6 weeks), Record World 26 - 1968, US Billboard 35 - Jun 1968 (10 weeks), UK 36 - Aug 1968 (9 weeks)
26 Ray Charles Swanee River Rock (Talkin' 'Bout That River) 1957 US Billboard 34 - Oct 1957 (15 weeks), DDD 80 of 1957, RYM 66 of 1957
27 Ray Charles Hallelujah, I Love Her So 1956 DDD 57 of 1956, Acclaimed 1987 (1956), RYM 43 of 1956, one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500
28 Ray Charles Ruby 1960 US Billboard 28 - Nov 1960 (9 weeks), Canada 35 - Dec 1960 (3 weeks)
29 Ray Charles Let the Good Times Roll 1959 DDD 44 of 1959, US Billboard 78 - Jan 1960 (3 weeks)
30 Ray Charles That Lucky Old Sun (Just Rolls Around Heaven All Day) 1963 US Billboard 20 - Dec 1963 (9 weeks), US Radio 178 of 1964 (peak 20 2 weeks)
31 Ray Charles Booty Butt 1971 Keener 9 - May 1971 (5 weeks), Record World 32 - 1971, US Billboard 36 - Mar 1971 (12 weeks)
32 Ray Charles Don't Change On Me 1971 Keener 17 - Mar 1971 (3 weeks), Record World 27 - 1971, US Billboard 36 - Mar 1971 (11 weeks)
33 Ray Charles Careless Love 1962 Canada 18 - Aug 1962 (6 weeks), US Billboard 60 - Jul 1962 (4 weeks)
34 Ray Charles Hide Nor Hair 1962 US Billboard 20 - Apr 1962 (7 weeks), US Radio 172 of 1962 (peak 20 1 week)
35 Ray Charles It Should've Been Me 1954 DDD 42 of 1954, RYM 33 of 1954
36 Ray Charles Come Back (Baby) 1954 DDD 69 of 1954, RYM 7 of 1954
37 Ray Charles Don't You Know 1954 DDD 59 of 1954, RYM 55 of 1954
38 Ray Charles Fool For You 1955 DDD 30 of 1955, RYM 46 of 1955
39 Ray Charles Stella by Starlight 1962 Brazil 23 of 1962
40 Ray Charles This Little Girl of Mine 1955 DDD 41 of 1955, RYM 46 of 1955
41 Ray Charles Song For You 1993 Japan (Tokyo) 12 - Mar 1993 (10 weeks)
42 Ray Charles Drown in My Own Tears 1956 DDD 32 of 1956, RYM 30 of 1956
43 Ray Charles Please Say You're Fooling 1966 Canada 32 - Nov 1966 (3 weeks), US Billboard 64 - Nov 1966 (6 weeks)
44 Ray Charles Confession Blues 1949 DDD 59 of 1949
45 Ray Charles Makin' Whoopee 1964 UK 42 - Jan 1965 (4 weeks), US Billboard 46 - Dec 1964 (8 weeks)
46 Ray Charles No One to Cry To 1964 UK 38 - Sep 1964 (3 weeks), US Billboard 55 - Jul 1964 (6 weeks)
47 Ray Charles Sticks & Stones 1960 US Billboard 40 - Jun 1960 (8 weeks), RYM 115 of 1960
48 Ray Charles I Believe to My Soul 1959 Acclaimed 2312 (1959), RYM 104 of 1959
49 Ray Charles Lonely Avenue 1956 Acclaimed 1674 (1956), RYM 32 of 1956
50 Ray Charles Touch 2005 Japan (Tokyo) 46 - Oct 2005 (3 weeks)
51 Ray Charles Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word 2004 Japan (Tokyo) 78 - Sep 2004 (1 week)
52 Ray Charles All She Wants To Do Is Love Me 1996 Japan (Tokyo) 59 - Mar 1996 (6 weeks)
53 Ray Charles A Tear Fell 1964 Record World 35 - 1964, US Billboard 50 - Aug 1964 (5 weeks)
54 Ray Charles But on the Other Hand Baby 1961 US Billboard 72 - Dec 1961 (4 weeks), RYM 19 of 1961
55 Ray Charles I Chose To Sing The Blues 1966 US Billboard 32 - Sep 1966 (7 weeks), Record World 39 - 1966
56 Ray Charles In the Heat of the Night 1967 Keener 25 - Sep 1967 (3 weeks), US Billboard 33 - Aug 1967 (7 weeks)
57 Ray Charles Kissa Me Baby 1952 DDD 79 of 1952
58 Ray Charles I'll Take Care Of You 1990 Japan (Tokyo) 55 - Oct 1990 (7 weeks)
59 Ray Charles Greenbacks 1955 DDD 45 of 1955
60 Ray Charles Rockhouse 1958 US Billboard 79 - Dec 1958 (2 weeks)
61 Ray Charles Without Love (There Is Nothing) 1963 US Billboard 29 - Jun 1963 (7 weeks)
62 Ray Charles Hard Hearted Hannah 1960 US Billboard 55 - Nov 1960 (4 weeks)
63 Ray Charles The Brightest Smile In Town 1963 US Billboard 92 - Mar 1963 (2 weeks)
64 Ray Charles Come Rain Or Come Shine 1960 US Billboard 83 - Nov 1960 (2 weeks)
65 Ray Charles Don't Let the Sun Catch You Crying 1960 US Billboard 95 - Feb 1960 (2 weeks)
66 Ray Charles Them That Got 1961 US Billboard 58 - Jan 1961 (6 weeks)
67 Ray Charles I've Got News For You 1961 US Billboard 66 - Jun 1961 (5 weeks)
68 Ray Charles I'm Gonna Move to the Outskirts of Town 1961 US Billboard 84 - Jun 1961 (2 weeks)
69 Ray Charles At the Club 1962 US Billboard 44 - Mar 1962 (7 weeks)
70 Ray Charles Living For the City 1975 US Billboard 91 - Sep 1975 (3 weeks)
71 Ray Charles Look What They Done To My Song Ma 1972 US Billboard 65 - Jul 1972 (6 weeks)
72 Ray Charles I Can Make It Through The Days (But Oh, Those Lonely Nights) 1973 US Billboard 81 - Jun 1973 (4 weeks)
73 Ray Charles Come Live With Me 1973 US Billboard 82 - Nov 1973 (6 weeks)
74 Ray Charles Everybody Loves Somebody 1964 South Africa 13 of 1964
75 Ray Charles Cuando calienta el sol 1964 US CashBox 23 of 1964
76 Ray Charles My Heart Cries For You 1964 US Billboard 38 - Feb 1964 (7 weeks)
77 Ray Charles Baby, Don't You Cry (The New Swingova Rhythm) 1964 US Billboard 39 - Feb 1964 (7 weeks)
78 Ray Charles My Baby Don't Dig Me 1964 US Billboard 51 - May 1964 (6 weeks)
79 Ray Charles Smack Dab in the Middle 1964 US Billboard 52 - Sep 1964 (7 weeks)
80 Ray Charles Understanding 1968 US Billboard 46 - Jun 1968 (12 weeks)
81 Ray Charles Cry 1965 US Billboard 58 - Feb 1965 (7 weeks)
82 Ray Charles That's a Lie 1968 US Billboard 64 - Feb 1968 (8 weeks)
83 Ray Charles I Don't Need No Doctor 1966 US Billboard 72 - Nov 1966 (4 weeks)
84 Ray Charles You're Just About To Lose Your Clown 1966 US Billboard 91 - Mar 1966 (2 weeks)
85 Ray Charles Sweet Young Thing Like You 1968 US Billboard 83 - Sep 1968 (2 weeks)
86 Ray Charles Hey Baby (They're Playing Our Song) 1968 US Billboard 92 - Oct 1968 (2 weeks)
87 Ray Charles I'm A Fool To Care 1965 US Billboard 84 - Jul 1965 (4 weeks)
88 Ray Charles What Am I Living For? 1971 US Billboard 54 - Dec 1971 (7 weeks)
89 Ray Charles Feel So Bad 1971 US Billboard 68 - Aug 1971 (8 weeks)
90 Ray Charles I Want To Talk About You 1967 US Billboard 98 - Mar 1967 (1 week)
91 Ray Charles If it Wasn't For Bad Luck 1969 US Billboard 77 - Jan 1969 (6 weeks)
92 Ray Charles Let Me Love You 1969 US Billboard 94 - May 1969 (2 weeks)
93 Ray Charles Laughin' & Clownin' 1970 US Billboard 98 - Mar 1970 (2 weeks)
94 Ray Charles Funny (But I Still Love You) 1953 RYM 6 of 1953
95 Ray Charles Heartbreaker 1953 RYM 81 of 1953
96 Ray Charles Feelin' Sad 1953 RYM 81 of 1953
97 Ray Charles Sinner's Prayer 1954 RYM 33 of 1954
98 Ray Charles Losing Hand 1954 RYM 55 of 1954
99 Ray Charles Tell All the World About You 1958 RYM 44 of 1958
100 Ray Charles I Want a Little Girl 1957 RYM 66 of 1957
101 Ray Charles Carry Me Back to Old Virginney 1960 RYM 3 of 1960
102 Ray Charles Mary Ann 1956 RYM 30 of 1956
103 Ray Charles Leave My Woman Alone 1956 RYM 32 of 1956
104 Ray Charles What Would I Do Without You? 1956 RYM 43 of 1956
105 Ray Charles Makin' Believe 1963 RYM 74 of 1963
106 Ray Charles Worried Life Blues 1960 RYM 115 of 1960
107 Ray Charles My Baby (I Love Her, Yes I Do) 1960 RYM 191 of 1960
108 Ray Charles Who You Gonna Love? 1960 RYM 191 of 1960
109 Ray Charles Danger Zone 1961 RYM 4 of 1961
110 Ray Charles When My Dreamboat Comes Home 1965 RYM 138 of 1965
111 Ray Charles Shake Ya Tailfeather unknown OzNet 86

In addition to the above listed songs Ray Charles also contributed to the following entries:

# Artist Song Title Year Chart Entries
1 Ray Charles & Norah Jones Here We Go Again 2004 Grammy in 2004, Poland 18 - Jan 2005 (16 weeks), Japan (Tokyo) 21 - Aug 2004 (12 weeks)
2 Ray Charles & The Raelettes Don't Set Me Free 1963 US Billboard 20 - Feb 1963 (8 weeks), UK 37 - Mar 1963 (3 weeks), US Radio 171 of 1963 (peak 20 1 week)
3 Ray Charles & Betty Carter Baby, It's Cold Outside 1962 US invalid BB 35 of 1962, POP 37 of 1962, US Billboard 91 - Mar 1962 (2 weeks)
4 Ray Charles & The Raelettes No One 1963 US Billboard 21 - Jun 1963 (8 weeks), UK 35 - Sep 1963 (7 weeks)
5 Ray Charles & The Raelettes Bad Water 1971 Canada 21 - May 1971 (4 weeks), US Billboard 58 - Mar 1971 (13 weeks)
6 Ray Charles & The Raelettes One Hurt Deserves Another 1967 US Billboard 76 - Apr 1967 (6 weeks)
7 Ray Charles & The Raelettes I Want to (Do Everything for You) 1970 US Billboard 96 - May 1970 (2 weeks)
8 INXS & Ray Charles Please 1994 Poland 36 - Mar 1994 (11 weeks)
9 Dee Dee Bridgewater & Ray Charles Till the next somewhere 1989 Italy 77 of 1989

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14 Jan 2016

#16 - Your Cheatin' Heart

The following 1953 Chart Entry should be removed from this 1962 recording &transferred to one of the 1953 recordings. 1. UK 40's Sheet Music - 8 - 22 weeks - June 1953.

Yes, Hank Williams we think, data fixed, thanks


5 Oct 2015

Double Listing - Georgia On My Mind

#3 & #112 seem to be the same.

Looks correct, data fixed thanks


1 Nov 2014

I've Got A Woman - Double Listing

#5 and #113 are the same recording.

That looks correct, the data has been fixed, thanks


23 Oct 2010

Ray charles #2

Sorry, but I have to tell you there are 2 different Ray Charles in the world of music, one of them are a composer born Charles Raymond Offenberg and the other a blind pianist born Ray Charles Robinson from georgia. The first made some pretty succesfull records with some singers he called "The Ray Charles Singers", and they have nothing to do with the more famous soul singer Ray Charles.

But still this is one great site, Yours Sensimilla.

You are completely correct, we've tried to fix all the appropriate entries.


23 Oct 2010

Ray charles #2

Sorry, but I have to tell you there are 2 different Ray Charles in the world of music, one of them are a composer born Charles Raymond Offenberg and the other a blind pianist born Ray Charles Robinson from georgia. The first made some pretty succesfull records with some singers he called "The Ray Charles Singers", and they have nothing to do with the more famous soul singer Ray Charles.

But still this is one great site, Yours Sensimilla.

You are completely correct, we've tried to fix all the appropriate entries.


19 Oct 2010

Ray Charles Singers.

On Wikipedia it says that "The Ray Charles Singers", got a 1964 hit with the song "Love me with all of your heart".

Thx for a fantastic site, and your big-big effort.

Yours Sensimilla.

You are correct, the songs listed on this site as being by Ray Charles were originally credited to "Ray Charles", "The Ray Charles Trio", "Ray Charles & the Raelettes" or "The Ray Charles Singers". In some cases they were listed differently in different countries.

On this site we have consolidated all these together under "Ray Charles" since, for most users, it is more interesting to see his complete career in one place rather than having to search for the various combinations of names he happened to use. We feel is is easy enough to use Wikipedia and other sources to identify the actual artist name credited in an individual song in an individual country. Our role is to allow the user to identify other hits by the same artist and other locations where the same song was a hit, even if credited to a slightly different name.

There is, of course, no absolutely right answer here. Our position is to err on the side of too much consolidation, since we see our unique contribution in the wide range of countries and years that we cover. We assume that sources that focus on single countries, artists or short time periods can differentiate between the songs by "Ray Charles", "The Ray Charles Trio" and "Ray Charles & the Raelettes"