Song title 960 - Papa Was a Rolling Stone

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Papa Was a Rolling Stone Region Profile

This page lists the chart runs for songs called "Papa Was a Rolling Stone" in order of success. This list combines cover versions and distinct songs that happen to share the same title.

# Artist Song Title Year Chart Entries
1 The Temptations Papa Was a Rolling Stone 1972 US Billboard 1 - Oct 1972 (16 weeks), Canada 1 - Nov 1972 (15 weeks), France 1 - Dec 1972 (8 weeks), Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999 (1972), DDD 2 of 1972, US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Oct 1999), Record World 3 - 1972, D.Marsh 3 of 1972, Holland 5 - Jan 1973 (11 weeks), Springbok 6 - Jun 1973 (12 weeks), Belgium 12 - Jan 1973 (7 weeks), Germany 16 - Feb 1973 (1 month), nuTsie 20 of 1970s, US Radio 29 of 1972 (peak 1 9 weeks), UK 31 - Aug 1987 (14 weeks), WABC NY 36 of 1972, POP 41 of 1972, US CashBox 53 of 1973, Italy 62 of 1973, Scrobulate 72 of soul, US BB 100 of 1973, Acclaimed 106 (1972), Rolling Stone 168, Belgium 241 of all time, WXPN 820, RYM 17 of 1972, one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500
2 Was (Not Was) Papa Was a Rolling Stone 1990 Switzerland 6 - Jul 1990 (15 weeks), Japan (Tokyo) 9 - Jul 1990 (8 weeks), UK 12 - May 1990 (7 weeks), Holland 13 - Jul 1990 (7 weeks), Germany 14 - Jul 1990 (3 months), Austria 19 - Aug 1990 (3 weeks), Belgium 28 - Aug 1990 (1 week), Switzerland 30 of 1990
3 George Michael Papa Was a Rolling Stone 1993 France 3 - May 1993 (4 weeks), Poland 18 - Sep 1993 (7 weeks), US Billboard 69 - Jul 1993 (7 weeks)
4 Wolf Papa Was a Rolling Stone 1982 US Billboard 55 - Dec 1982 (8 weeks)
5 The Undisputed Truth Papa Was a Rolling Stone 1972 US Billboard 63 - Jun 1972 (5 weeks)
6 Third World Papa Was a Rolling Stone 1996 Belgium 17 - May 1996 (6 weeks)

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