Song Artist/Date/Label Remade by
Gallows Pole see Mama, Did You Bring Me Any Silver
Galveston Don Ho 9-68
Reprise 0800
Glen Campbell (11-27-68)
Gambler, The Don Schlitz 3-7-78
Crazy Mamas 2005/Capitol 4576
Kenny Rogers
Gee Whiz Bob & Earl 1958
Class 231
Gentle On My Mind John Hartford 2-3-67
RCA Victor 9175
Tompall & Glaser Bros. (2-22-67), Glen Campbell (5-17-67)
Georgia (On My Mind) Hoagy Carmichael 9-15-30
Victor 23013
Frankie Trumbauer (6-24-31, Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday, Ray Charles, Michael Bolton
Get Here Brenda Russell 1988
A&M 1233
Oleta Adams
Get It While You Can Howard Tate 2-22-67
Verve 10496
Janis Joplin
Get Together see Amor A Todos (Get Together)
Get Up (aka 7-6-5-4-3-2-1 [Blow Your Whistle]) Blue Mink 1974
MCA 40230
Gary Toms Empire
Ghost Riders In The Sky see Riders In The Sky
Gidget Four Preps c. 6-58
Capitol 4078
James Darren (8-2-58)
Both the Four Preps and James Darren were in the 1959 film Gidget.

Gina Johnny Janis 1960
Columbia 41797
Johnny Mathis (8-9-62)
Janis recorded the song specifically for an episode (titled "Gina") of the CBS TV series Diagnosis: Unknown, in which he had a small role. That version was the one issued. Columbia had their bases covered, since Janis & Mathis were both signed to the label.

Girl From Ipanema (as "Garota de Ipanema") Pery Ribeiro 1962
on lp Brazilian Odeon 3314 Pery E' Todo Bossa
Antonio Carlos Jobim, Stan Getz/Astrud Gilberto (3-63)
Cowriters Antonio Carlos Jobim and Vinicius de Moraes were inspired by a real life "girl from Ipanema," 18-year-old Heloisa Eneida Menezes Pais Pinto (aka Helô Pinheiro), who regularly passed by their bar hangout.

Ribeiro supposedly heard Jobim playing the song in a Brazilian bar and immediately recorded it, not realizing Antonio would be cutting it the following day for the same record company!

The English lyrics for Getz & Gilberto's hit were written by Norman Gimbel, who later penned "Killing Me Softly With His Song."

Girl Of My Best Friend Charlie Blackwell 1959
Warner Bros. 5132
Elvis Presley (4-4-60), Marty Vine, Ral Donner (9-10-60), Eddie Wood, Bryan Ferry
Girl On A Swing Happenings 1966
on lp B.T. Puppy 1001
Gerry & Pacemakers (6-2-66)
Girl Watcher see Boy Watcher
Girl You Know It's True Numarx 1987
on 12" Studio Records STU-1811
Milli Vanilli
Girls, Girls, Girls see Made To Love
Girls Girls Girls Coasters 2-9-61
Atco 6204
Elvis Presley (as "Girls! Girls! Girls!")
This wasn't a hit as such for Elvis, but it was the title song of his 1962 movie.

Give Us Your Blessing Ray Peterson 1963
Dunes 2025
Givin' It Up For Your Love Jerry Williams 1979
on lp Warner Bros 3291 Gone
Delbert McClinton
Glad To Be Unhappy Fairchild & Carroll 5-19-36
Liberty Music Shop 196
Frank Sinatra, Mamas & Papas
Introduced by Doris Carson and David Morris in the 1936 stage musical On Your Toes.

Glendora Jack Lewis & Zippy Simms Orch. 1956
Crest 1018
Perry Como (5-8-56), Downliners Sect
Gloria Bob Hayward 1946
Exclusive 218
Johnny Moore's Three Blazers, Mills Bros., Cadillacs, Manhattan Transfer
The Cadillacs' version was somewhat of a rewrite of the song (by Esther Navarro) that turned it into a doo-wop standard.

Gloria Umberto Tozzi 1979
on lp Italian CBS 83711 Gloria
Jonathan King, Laura Branigan, Umberto Tozzi (2002)
Glory Of Love, The Willie Bryant & Orch. 4-9-36
Bluebird 6374
Ted Fio Rito (4-14-36), Count Basie, Benny Goodman, Cleftones, Five Keys, Roommates, Dean Martin, Peggy Lee, Otis Redding, Dells, Bette Midler et el.
Go Away Little Girl Bobby Vee 3-28-62
on lp Liberty 3285 The Night Has A Thousand Eyes
Steve Lawrence, Happenings, Donny Osmond
Go Now Bessie Banks 12-4-63
Tiger 102
Moody Blues, Wings
Go Placidly (aka Desiderata) Brian Davison's Every Which Way 1970
on lp Mercury SR 61340
Les Crane
Spoken lyrics taken from Max Ehrmann's 1906 poem "Go Placidly Amid The Noise And Haste."

The song was parodied as "Deteriorata" on National Lampoon's 1972 album Radio Dinner.

Go Where You Wanna Go Mamas & Papas 1965
Dunhill 4018
5th Dimension
The Mamas & Papas' recording was scheduled to be issued as a single, Dunhill 4018, but was withdrawn. Just a few promotional copies and picture sleeves are known to exist. The Mamas & Papas' version was on their debut album If You Can Believe Your Eyes And Ears (Dunhill 50006).

God, Country and My Baby Chico Holiday 1961
New Phoenix 6190/Coral 62291
Johnny Burnette (9-22-61)
Goin' Steady Faron Young 10-12-52
Capitol 2299
Tommy Sands, Faron Young (1970 for Mercury)
The melody was based on Claude King's "She Knows Why" (Specialty 705), cut a few months earlier in 1952.

Going Back (aka Goin' Back) Goldie (Zelkowitz) 1966
UK Immediate 026
Dusty Springfield (6-15-66), Byrds, Carole King, Pretenders, Phil Collins
Going Down Moloch 1969
on lp Enterprise 1002
Freddie King (10-70), Jeff Beck Group, Don Nix, J.J. Cale, Bryan Ferry, John Mayall
Going Down Slow (aka Goin' Down Slow) St. Louis Jimmy (Oden) 11-11-41
Bluebird 8889
St. Louis Jimmy (1955 for Parrot, 1960 for Prestige/Bluesville), Howlin' Wolf, Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Johnny Winter, B. B. King, Huey Lewis et el.
St Louis Jimmy's original was reissued around 1947 on RCA Victor 20-2598.

Going Up The Country see Bull Doze Blues
Gone Smokey Rogers 1952
Western Caravan 901
Ferlin Husky (11-4-52 as by Terry Preston, 1956), Joey Heatherton, Smokey Rogers (1963 for Starday), Troy Shondell
Gonna Get Along Without Ya Now see I'm Gonna Get Along Without You
Gonna Have A Good Time (aka Good Times) Easybeats 9-67
United Artists 50488
Clingers, Mott The Hoople, INXS & Jimmy Barnes
Gonna Work Out Fine (aka It's Gonna Work Out Fine) Mickey & Sylvia 9-26-60
on CD Bear Family BCD 15438 Love Is Strange (1990)
Ike & Tina Turner
Good Hearted Woman Waylon Jennings 9-1-71
RCA 0615
Willie Nelson (1971, 1978), Waylon Jennings & Willie Nelson (1976)
Good Lovin' Lemme B. Good 2-65
Mercury 72418
Olympics (rel 3-65), Young Rascals (2-1-66), Grateful Dead, Bobby McFerrin
Rudy Clark wrote the song as recorded by Lemme but wasn't satisfied with the lyrics. Clark then approached Artie Resnick for help and they reworked it. After the Olympics cut it, Resnick was told a British band (possibly the Dave Clark 5 or Swinging Blue Jeans) would be recording it. When that didn't happen, Artie was disappointed to learn it was going to be done by an unknown US group; the Young Rascals. After theirs hit number one, he didn't complain! All versions after Lemme's rightly credit Clark and Resnick as writers.

Lemme B. Good was soul singer Limmie Snell, who also recorded as Limmie B. Good, Limmie & The Family Cooking (with his two sisters) and Limmie Funk Unlimited.

Good Morning, School Girl (aka Good Morning Little School Girl) Sonny Boy Williamson (John Lee Williamson)
5-5-37   Bluebird 7059
Don and Bob, Yardbirds, Grateful Dead, Rod Stewart, Taj Mahal, Muddy Waters, Van Morrison et al.
Good Morning Starshine Jill O'Hara 10-30-67
on lp RCA 1143 Hair Off-Broadway cast
Lynn Kellogg, Melba Moore, James Rado & Gerome Ragni, Oliver, Strawberry Alarm Clock
Good Rocking Tonight Roy Brown 7-47
Deluxe 1093
Wynonie Harris (12-28-47), Elvis Presley, Pat Boone
Good Time Charlie's Got The Blues Danny O'Keefe 1967 (cut for Piccadilly)
on lp First American 7721 The Seattle Tapes (1977)
Bards, Danny O'Keefe (1970 for Cotillion, 1972 for Signpost)
Good Times see Gonna Have A Good Time
Goodbye My Lover Goodbye Robert Mosley 1963 (rel. 4-63)
Capitol 4961
Jimmy Hughes, Searchers
Goody Goody Ted Wallace & Swing Kings 1-17-36
Bluebird 6252
Benny Goodman (1-24-36), Wingy Manone (3-10-36), Frankie Lymon, Ella Fitzgerald
Got Love If You Want It see I Got Love If You Want It
Got My Mind Set On You see I've Got My Mind Set On You
Got To Move see You Got To Move
Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer Elmo & Patsy 1979
Kim-Pat 2984/Soundwaves 4658
Elmo & Patsy (1979 for Oink, later issued on Epic)
Greaseball (aka Leroy) Jack Scott 1958
on lp German Buffalo Bop 2050 Greaseball (1986)
Jack Scott (as "Leroy," 1958)
Inspired by a greased-back-hair friend who'd been convicted on assault charges, Scott wrote and recorded "Greaseball." Carlton Records owner Joe Carlton, fearful the song could be deemed offensive, encouraged Jack to change it. In the studio to recut it, he saw "Leroy was here" scrawled on the bathroom wall and found his new title.

Green Fields (aka Greenfields) Easy Riders 10-23-57
on lp Columbia 1103 Blue Mountain
Brothers Four (7-28-59), Vogues, Eliza Gilkyson
Green, Green Grass Of Home Johnny Darrell 1965
United Artists 869
Porter Wagoner (6-7-65), Jerry Lee Lewis, Tom Jones
Depsite some references to Darrell's being recorded after Wagoner's, there are reasons to believe Johnny's was first. According to Wagoner's biographer, he first heard the song when Darrell sang it on Porter's TV show. Wagoner then brought Johnny's record home to get his wife's opinion of the song when he was considering cutting it. Also, Johnny Darrell and writer Curly Putman were drinking buddies at that time.

Tom Jones was inspired to record the song after hearing Jerry Lee Lewis's version.

Greenback Dollar Hoyt Axton 1962
on lp Horizon 1601 The Balladeer
Hoyt Axton (1962, Horizon 351, 1963, Horizon 362), Kingston Trio (9-25-62), Jamie Coe & Gigolos, Astronauts, Washington Squares
Axton followed his 1962 lp recording with a 45 verson that included drums and banjo, and substitued the word "darn" for "damn" in the lyrics. He issued another single of the song in 1963 (following the Kingston Trio's hit?), this time with the lyric "I Don't Give A Hang..."

Hoyt's Balladeer album was reissued (minus two tracks) in 1963, with the same label and catalog number, under the title Greenback Dollar, undoubtedly to take advantage of the Kingston Trio's success with the song. His Greenback Dollar LP was issued yet again in 1964 on Vee Jay 1126.

Grieg's Concerto Boogie In A Minor (aka Asia Minor) Hadda Brooks Trio 1946
Modern 145
A reworking of Edvard Grieg's "Piano Concerto in A minor."

Brooks' original was also issued on Modern Music 145, another label named used by Modern.

Grits Ain't Groceries see All Around The World
Groovin' (aka We're Gonna Groove) Ben E. King 11-16-63
Atco 6284
Led Zeppelin
Not a major Zep tune, but any they do that aren't originals are worth noting.

Ben E. King's single was an edit from his live recording that appeared on the Apollo Saturday Night album (Atco 33-159, 1964).

The Young Rascals' 1967 hit of the same title is a different song.

Groovy (as Groovey) Kind Of Love Dianne & Annita 1965
on ep French Vogue Int. 18035
Patti LaBelle (10-7-65), Mindbenders, Phil Collins
Melody based on Clementi's 1797 Rondo from "Sonatina in G, Op. 36, No.5."

Despite being Amercian recording artists, Dianne & Annita's version was issued in France but not the US. On their American records (45s on Wand), Dianne's name is spelled with one "n."

Groovy Situation Mel & Tim 1969
on lp Bamboo 8001 Good Guys Only Win In The Movies
Gene Chandler
Groupie (aka Superstar) Delany & Bonnie And Friends w/ Eric Clapton 9-27 to 10-10-69
Atco 6725
Joe Cocker w/ Rita Coolidge, Cher, Carpenters, Bette Midler
Guantanamera see Guajira Guantanamera
Guajira Guantanamera (aka Guantanamera) Cuarteto Caney 4-18-38
Columbia 5741-X
Joseito Fernández (9-12-40, as "A Mi Madre Guajira Guantanamera"), Travis Edmundson (as "Cuanta La Mera"), Weavers, Pete Seeger, Sandpipers
José "Joseito" Fernández Dias assembled roots of the song in the 1920s. Some years later, Cuban Julian Orbon paired the melody with words from late-19th century writer José Marti's final book Simple Verses. According to Pete Seeger in his autobiography Where Have All The Flowers Gone, "Guantanamera" was originally intended to satirize women in Guantanamo who dated American sailors. Then Joseito began singing it on Havana radio, improvising verses based on scandals and newspaper stories of the day. Even though he had quite a history with the song, he wasn't the first to record it.

Guitar Boogie (aka Guitar Boogie Shuffle) Rambler Trio (aka Arthur Smith & His Crackerjacks) 9-44
Super Disc 1004
Virtues, Arthur Smith (1964 for Dot, 1974 for Monument)
Arthur Smith's original was reissued by MGM (10268) in late 1948.

Guitar Man Jerry Reed 10-10-66
RCA Victor 9152
Elvis Presley
Gypsy Queen Gabor Szabo 5-6-66
Impulse 248
Santana, Larry Coryell