George Jones singles discography

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George Jones discography
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Jones performing at Harrah's Metropolis in Metropolis, Illinois in June 2002
Music videos 21
Singles 134
Top 10 single 69
No.1 single 10

George Jones was an American country music singer-songwriter who has been widely regarded as The Greatest Country Music Singer, and an extremely influential one. His voice has become iconic to country, as he inspired artists like Ricky Van Shelton, Alan Jackson, Vince Gill, Patty Loveless, and even other artists like Gram Parsons and Bob Dylan.

George Jones' first releases were made in 1954, and then he was a 22-year old honky-tonk Hank Williams imitator who couldn't find his own image. It wasn't until the early-mid 1960's that his voice matured into his very own, and he released multiple #1 hits. During the 1960s, he was one of the busiest recording artists in country music. It was during the late-1970s that Jones became a 'has-been', as he spent his depressed, drug and alcohol filled nights, missing concerts and tours often. He became revitalized after meeting his fourth wife, Nancy Sepulvado, and when he released his most famous classic: "He Stopped Loving Her Today." The song resumed Jones' success and just as he had gotten clean of his near-fatal cocaine addiction. Since the song's release, which has been titled as The Greatest Country Song, Jones has become a beloved figure in music. When he died in April 2013, he had charted more songs than any other country music artists ever.

The following is a chronicle of singles released by George Jones. The releases cover his first to last releases from 1954 and on:

Singles[edit]

1950s[edit]

Year Single Peak chart
positions
Album
US Country US
1954 "No Money in This Deal" N/A
"Play It Cool, Man" Grand Ole Opry's New Star
"You All Goodnight" The Crown Prince of Country Music
"Let Him Know" The Grand Ole Opry's New Star
1955 "Hold Everything"
"Why Baby Why" 4
1956 "What Am I Worth" 7
"I'm Ragged But I'm Right"
"You Gotta Be My Baby" 7
"Boat of Life"
"Just One More" 3 14 Top Country Favorites
1957 "Don't Stop the Music" 10
"Too Much Water" 13
"Tall, Tall Trees" The Novelty Side
"Cup of Loneliness" Country Church Time
"A New Baby for Christmas" N/A
1958 "Color of the Blues" 7 Blue & Lonesome
"I'm With the Wrong One" White Lightning and Other Favorites
"Wandering Soul"
"Treasure of Love" 6 N/A
1959 "White Lightning" 1 73 White Lightning and Other Favorites
"Who Shot Sam" 7 93 N/A
"Big Harlan Taylor" 19 Singing the Blues
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

1960s[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Album
US Country US CAN Country
1960 "Accidentally On Purpose" 16 The Fabulous Country Music Sound
"Have Mercy on Me" The Great George Jones
"Out of Control" 15 Country and Western No. 1 Male Singer
"The Window Up Above" 2 Sings Country and Western Hits
1961 "Family Bible" 16 Cup of Loneliness
"Tender Years" 1 76 Sings from the Heart
1962 "Achin', Breakin' Heart" 5
"She Thinks I Still Care" 1 The New Favorites of George Jones
"Beacon In the Night" Homecoming in Heaven
"Open Pit Mine" 13 The New Favorites of George Jones
"A Girl I Used to Know" 3 Sings More New Favorites
"Lonely Christmas Call" N/A
1963 "Not What I Had in Mind" 7 Sings More New Favorites
"You Comb Her Hair" 5
1964 "Your Heart Turned Left (And I Was on the Right)" 5
"Where Does a Little Tear Come From" 10 I Get Lonely in a Hurry
"The Race Is On" 3
1965 "Least of All" 15
"Love Bug" 6 New Country Hits
"Take Me" 8 Love Bug
1966 "I'm a People" 6 I'm a People
"Old Brush Arbors" 30 Old Brush Arbors
"Four-O-Thirty-Three" 5 We Found Heaven Right Here On Earth At "4033"
1967 "Walk Through This World with Me" 1
"I Can't Get There from Here" 5 Sings The Songs Of Dallas Frazier
"If My Heart Had Windows" 7 If My Heart Had Windows
1968 "Say It's Not You" 8
"Small Time Laboring Man" 35 Cup of Loneliness
"As Long as I Live" 3 6 My Country
"Milwaukee, Here I Come" (with Brenda Carter) 12 I'll Share My World with You
"When the Grass Grows Over Me"' 2 2
1969 "I'll Share My World with You" 2 124 2
"If Not for You" 6 16 Where Grass Won't Grow
"She's Mine" 6 33
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

1970s[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Album
US Country US CAN Country
1970 "Where Grass Won't Grow" 28 31 Where Grass Won't Grow
"Tell Me My Lying Eyes Are Wrong" (George Jones and the Jones Boys) 13 10 The Best of George Jones (1970)
"A Good Year for the Roses" 2 112 4 George Jones with Love
1971 "Sometimes You Just Can't Win" 10 7 First in the Hearts of Country Music Lovers
"Right Won't Touch a Hand" 7 10 First in the Hearts of Country Music Lovers
"I'll Follow You (Up to Our Cloud)" 13 George Jones with Love
1972 "We Can Make It" 6 4 George Jones (We Can Make It)
"Loving You Could Never Be Better" 2 1
"A Picture of Me (Without You)" 5 13 A Picture of Me (Without You)
1973 "What My Woman Can't Do" 6 Nothing Ever Hurt Me (Half as Bad as Losing You)
"Nothing Ever Hurt Me (Half as Bad as Losing You)" 7 8
"Once You've Had the Best" 3 65 The Grand Tour
1974 "The Grand Tour" 1 2
"The Door" 1 1 The Best of George Jones (1975)
"These Days (I Barely Get By)" 10 9
1975 "Memories of Us" 21 20 Memories of Us
1976 "The Battle" 16 34 The Battle
"You Always Look Your Best (Here in My Arms)" 37
"Her Name Is" 3 - 3 Alone Again
1977 "Old King Kong" 34 I Wanta Sing
"If I Could Put Them All Together (I'd Have You)" 24 25
1978 "Bartender's Blues" 6 8 Bartender's Blues
"I'll Just Take It Out in Love" 11 41
1979 "Someday My Day Will Come" 22 Still the Same Ole Me
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

1980s[edit]

Year Single Peak chart
positions
Album
US Country CAN Country
1980 "He Stopped Loving Her Today" 1 2 I Am What I Am
"I'm Not Ready Yet" 2 4
1981 "If Drinkin' Don't Kill Me (Her Memory Will)" 8 25
"Still Doin' Time" 1 2 Still the Same Ole Me
1982 "Same Ole Me" (with The Oak Ridge Boys) 5 1
1983 "Shine On (Shine All Your Sweet Love on Me)" 3 8 Shine On
"I Always Get Lucky with You" 1 6
"Tennessee Whiskey" 2 1
1984 "You've Still Got a Place in My Heart" 3 6 You've Still Got a Place in My Heart
"She's My Rock" 2 1 Ladies' Choice
"Hallelujah, I Love You So" (with Brenda Lee) 15 13
"Size Seven Round (Made of Gold)" (with Lacy J. Dalton) 19 11
1985 "Who's Gonna Fill Their Shoes" 3 2 Who's Gonna Fill Their Shoes
"The One I Loved Back Then (The Corvette Song)" 3 2
1986 "Somebody Wants Me Out of the Way" 9 20
"Wine Colored Roses" 10 13 Wine Colored Roses
1987 "The Right Left Hand" 8 6
"I Turn to You" 26 40
"The Bird" 26 39 Too Wild Too Long
1988 "I'm a Survivor" 52
"The Old Man No One Loves" 63
"If I Could Bottle This Up" (with Shelby Lynne) 43 * Friends in High Places
"(I'm A) One Woman Man" 5 * One Woman Man
1989 "The King Is Gone (So Are You)" 26 31
"Writing on the Wall" 31 29
"Radio Lover" 62 83
"—" denotes releases that did not chart
* denotes unknown peak positions

1990s[edit]

Year Single Peak chart
positions
Album
US Country CAN Country
1990 "Hell Stays Open (All Night Long)" [a] You Oughta Be Here with Me
"Six Foot Deep, Six Foot Down" [b]
1991 "All Fall Down" (with Emmylou Harris) 84 Friends in High Places
"You Couldn't Get the Picture" 32 52 And Along Came Jones
1992 "She Loved a Lot in Her Time" 55 82
"Honky Tonk Myself to Death" 60 98
"I Don't Need Your Rockin' Chair" 34 63 Walls Can Fall
1993 "Wrong's What I Do Best" 65
"Walls Can Fall"[3]
"High-Tech Redneck" 24 62 High-Tech Redneck
1994 "Never Bit a Bullet Like This" (with Sammy Kershaw) 52
"A Good Year for the Roses" (with Alan Jackson) 56 65 The Bradley Barn Sessions
1996 "Honky Tonk Song" 66 I Lived to Tell It All
"Billy B. Bad"[4]
1998 "Wild Irish Rose" It Don't Get Any Better Than This
"No Future for Me in Our Past"
1999 "Choices" 30 30 Cold Hard Truth
"The Cold Hard Truth" 45
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

2000s[edit]

Year Single Peak chart
positions
Album
US Country US
2000 "Sinners and Saints" 55 Cold Hard Truth
"Our Bed of Roses"
2001 "The Man He Was" 47 The Rock: Stone Cold Country 2001
"Beer Run (B Double E Double Are You In?)"
(with Garth Brooks)
24 118
2002 "50,000 Names" 55
2005 "The Blues Man" (with Dolly Parton) Hits I Missed…And One I Didn't
2006 "Funny How Time Slips Away"
"God's Country" God's Country: George Jones and Friends
2008 "You and Me and Time" (with Georgette Jones) Burn Your Playhouse Down - The Unreleased Duets
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Other singles[edit]

Thumper Jones[edit]

Because of the heat Starday Records was feeling from the current mainstream popularity of rock n' roll in 1956, Jones was requested to do a rock n' roll slide himself. Hesitantly, he agreed to record the songs and release them under the name 'Thumper Jones'. He later regretted ever cutting the songs and tried to buy all of the copies he could so that it wouldn't surface again, however, unsuccessfully.

Year Single
1956 "Rock It"

Promotional singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart
positions
Album
US Country CAN Country
1962 "You're Still on My Mind" 28 Country and Western No. 1 Male Singer
1964 "The Last Town I Painted" 39 The Ballad Side
1965 "Wrong Number" 14 Sings More New Favorites
"What's Money" 40 N/A
1966 "World's Worst Loser" 46 Race Is On
1972 "A Day in the Life of a Fool" 30 George Jones with Love
"Wrapped Around Her Finger" 46 48 Wrapped Around Her Finger
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Other charted songs[edit]

Year Single Peak chart
positions
Album
US Country
2013 "He Stopped Loving Her Today" (re-entry) 21 I Am What I Am

Collaborations[edit]

Year Single Artist Peak chart positions Album
US Country US CAN Country
1954 "Wrong About You" Sonny Burns N/A
"Heartbroken Me" The Crown Prince of Country Music
1957 "Yearning" Jennette Hicks 10 The Grand Ole Opry's New Star
"Flame In My Heart" Virginia Spurlock White Lightning and Other Favorites
1961 "Did I Ever Tell You" Margie Singleton 15 Duets Country Style
1962 "Waltz of the Angels" 11
1963 "We Must Have Been Out of Our Minds" Melba Montgomery 3 I Wish Tonight Would Never End
"Let's Invite Them Over" 17 What's in Our Heart
1964 "Please Be My Love" 31 Bluegrass Hootenanny
"Multiply the Heartaches" 25 What's in Our Heart
1965 "Things Have Gone to Pieces" Gene Pitney 9 For the First Time Two Stars Together
"I've Got Five Dollars and It's Saturday Night"A 16 99
"Louisiana Man" 25 It's Country Time Again
"Big Job" 50
1966 "That's All It Took" 47
"Close Together (As You and Me)" Melba Montgomery 70 N/A
1967 "Party Pickin" 24 Party Pickin'
1974 "The Telephone Call" stepdaughter Tina 25 George & Tammy & Tina
1978 "Maybellene" Johnny Paycheck 7 4 Double Trouble
1979 "You Can Have Her" 14 26
1980 "When You're Ugly Like Us (You Just Naturally Got to Be Cool)" 31 29
"You Better Move On" 18 25
1982 "Yesterday's Wine" Merle Haggard 1 5 A Taste of Yesterday's Wine
"C.C. Waterback" 10 18
"—" denotes releases that did not chart
  • A"I've Got Five Dollars And It's Saturday Night" also peaked at #65 on Australian Kent Music Report

Guest singles[edit]

Year Single Artist(s) Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US Country US CAN Country
1983 "We Didn't See a Thing" Ray Charles (with Chet Atkins) 6 7 Friendship
1985 "One Big Family" Heart of Nashville 61 N/A
1990 "A Few Ole Country Boys" Randy Travis 8 4 Heroes & Friends
1997 "You Don't Seem to Miss Me" Patty Loveless 14 109 37 Long Stretch of Lonesome
1999 "A Country Boy Can Survive" (Y2K Version) Chad Brock (with Hank Williams, Jr.) 30 75 66 Yes!
2005 "4th of July" Shooter Jennings 26 * Put the "O" Back in Country
2010 "Country Boy" Aaron Lewis (with Charlie Daniels) 50 87 * Town Line (EP)
"—" denotes releases that did not chart
* denotes unknown peak positions

Single B-sides[edit]

The following songs are B-sides that charted separately and the flip side features to 45 singles.

Year Song Peak chart positions Original A-side
US Country US CAN Country
1956 "Gonna Come Get You" flip sides "Just One More"
1957 "Uh, Uh, No" "Don't Stop the Music"
1958 "If I Don't Love You (Grits Ain't Groceries)" 29 "Treasure of Love"
1959 "Money to Burn" 15 "Big Harlan Taylor"
1960 "Sparkling Brown Eyes" 30 "Accidentally On Purpose"
1962 "Sometimes You Just Can't Win" 17 "She Thinks I Still Care"
"Big Fool of the Year" 13 "A Girl I Used to Know"
1963 "I Saw Me" 29 "Not What I Had in Mind"
"Ain't It Funny What a Fool Will Do" 124 "You Comb Her Hair"
"What's in Our Heart" (with Melba Montgomery) 20 "Let's Invite Them Over"
1964 "My Tears Are Overdue" 15 "Your Heart Turned Left (And I Was on the Right)"
"Something I Dreamed" 31 "Where Does a Little Tear Come From"
1965 "I'm a Fool to Care" (with Gene Pitney) 115 "Louisiana Man"
1969 "No Blues Is Good News" 72 36 "She's Mine"
1975 "I Just Don't Give a Damn" 92 "Memories of Us"
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Director
1985 "One Big Family" (Heart of Nashville) Steve Von Hagel
"Who's Gonna Fill Their Shoes?" Marc Ball
1987 "The Old Man No One Loves"
1991 "She Loved a Lot in Her Time"
"You Couldn't Get the Picture"
1992 "I Don't Need Your Rockin' Chair"
1993 "Wrong's What I Do Best"
"Walls Can Fall"
"High Tech Redneck"
1994 "The Love in Your Eyes"
"A Good Year for the Roses" (with Alan Jackson) Gerry Wenner
1995 "One" (with Tammy Wynette)
1996 "Honky Tonk Song" Mark Ball
1998 "Wild Irish Rose" John Lloyd Miller
1999 "Choices" Greystone Communications
"The Cold Hard Truth"[6] Jim Shea
2000 "Angel Band" (with Vestal Goodman)[7]
2002 "50,000 Names"
2005 "The Blues Man" (with Dolly Parton) Joe Thomas
2006 "Funny How Time Slips Away"
2010 "Country Boy"
(with Chris Young, Charlie Daniels and Aaron Lewis)
Alex Castino

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Hell Stays Open (All Night Long)" did not chart on Hot Country Songs, but peaked at No. 1 on Hot Country Radio Breakouts.[1]
  2. ^ "Six Foot Deep, Six Foot Down" did not chart on Hot Country Songs, but peaked at No. 3 on Hot Country Radio Breakouts.[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hot Country Radio Breakouts" (PDF). Billboard. May 5, 1990. 
  2. ^ "Hot Country Radio Breakouts" (PDF). Billboard. September 1, 1990. 
  3. ^ "Single Reviews" (PDF). Billboard. June 26, 1993. 
  4. ^ "Single Reviews" (PDF). Billboard. November 30, 1996. 
  5. ^ "American single certifications – Aaron Lewis – Country Boy". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH
  6. ^ "CMT : Videos : George Jones : The Cold Hard Truth". Country Music Television. Retrieved October 14, 2011. 
  7. ^ ""Angel Band" By Vestal Goodman & George Jones (MUSIC VIDEO)". YouTube. Retrieved November 11, 2015.