Ray Charles Greatest Hits

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Ray Charles Greatest Hits
RayCharlesGreatestHits 1962ABC.jpg
Greatest hits album by
GenreR&B, Soul
ProducerSid Feller
Singles from Ray Charles Greatest Hits
  1. "Hit the Road Jack"
    Released: 1961

Ray Charles Greatest Hits is a 1962 album by Ray Charles. Although many similarly titled albums would be released over the years, this was the first, and it contained many tracks previously released by ABC only as singles.

The album is included in Robert Christgau's "Basic Record Library" of 1950s and 1960s recordings, published in Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the Seventies (1981).[1]

Track listing[edit]

Side A:

  1. "Them That Got" (Charles) – 2:47
  2. "Georgia on My Mind" (Carmichael, Gorrell) – 3:37
  3. "Unchain My Heart" (Sharp) – 2:52
  4. "I'm Gonna Move to the Outskirts of Town" (Weldon) – 3:38
  5. "The Danger Zone" (Mayfield) – 2:22
  6. "I've Got News for You" (Alfred) – 4:28

Side B:

  1. "Hit the Road Jack" (Mayfield) – 2:00
  2. "Ruby" (Roemheld, Parish) – 3:51
  3. "I Wonder" (Gant, Leveen) – 2:30
  4. "Sticks and Stones" (Titus Turner) – 2:14
  5. "But on the Other Hand Baby" (Mayfield, Charles) – 3:11
  6. "One Mint Julep" (Toombs) – 3:02


Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[2] Gold 500,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone


  1. ^ Christgau, Robert (1981). "A Basic Record Library: The Fifties and Sixties". Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the Seventies. Ticknor & Fields. ISBN 0899190251. Retrieved December 22, 2018.
  2. ^ "American album certifications – Ray Charles – Greatest Hits". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH. 

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