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Greil Marcus' "Treasure Island": Singles

The singles included in Greil Marcus' personal "Treasure Island" list from the 1979 anthology STRANDED. Obviously, any singles that appeared on albums he selected are not listed separately.


Fay Adams
“Shake a Hand” (1953)

“My Boyfriend’s Back”

Ashton, Gardner & Dyke
“Resurrection Shuffle” (1971)

Beach Boys
“Be True to Your School” / “In My Room”
“Fun, Fun, Fun”
“Wouldn’t It Be Nice”

“I Want to Hold Your Hand”
“She Loves You”
“Help!” / “I’m Down”
“Day Tripper”
“Strawberry Fields Forever” / “Penny Lane”
“I Am the Walrus”
“Don’t Let Me Down”

Bee Gees
“Holiday” (1967)

“Tell Me Why” (1961)

Jessie Belvin
“Goodnight My Love” (1956)

Big Bopper
“Chantilly Lace”

Big Brother and the Holding Company
“Coo Coo” (1968)

Bobby “Blue” Bland
“It’s My Life” (1955)

Blue Ridge Rangers
“Back in the Hills” (1973)

Blue Swede
“Hooked on a Feeling” (1973)

Bob and Earl
“Harlem Shuffle” (1963)

Bob B. Soxx and the Blue Jeans
“Why Do Lovers Break Each Other’s Hearts” (1963)

“More Than a Feeling”

Jan Bradley
“Mama Didn’t Lie” (1963)

Donnie Brooks
“Mission Bell” (1960)

Buster Brown
“Is You is or is You Ain’t My Baby” (1960)

James Brown
“Try Me” (1958)
“Night Train” (1962)

Jackson Browne
“Running on Empty”

“The Three Bells” (1959)

Buchanan and Goodman
“Flying Saucer” (1956)

Eric Burdon and the Animals
“Sky Pilot” (1968)

Solomon Burke
“Cry to Me” (1962)

Johnny Burnette and the Rock ‘n’ Roll Trio
“Train Kept A-Rollin’”

“Spiral Scratch”

“Eight Miles High”

Jerry Byrne
“Lights Out” (1958)

“Stranded in the Jungle” (1956)

“Speedo” (1955)

J.J. Cale
“Going Down” (1973)

Freddie Cannon
“Palisades Park” (1962)

“There’s a Moon Out Tonight” (1961)

Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band
“Diddy Wah Diddy” (1966)

Clarence Carter
“Patches” (1970

“Rang Tang Ding Dong (I Am the Japanese Sandman)” (1957)

Gene Chandler
“Duke of Earl”


Ray Charles
“I Don’t Need No Doctor” (1966)

“One Fine Day”

Claudine Clark
“Party Lights” (1962)

Dave Clark Five
“Catch Us If You Can” (1965)

Dee Clark
“Raindrops” (1961)

“Complete Control”

“Heart and Soul” (1961)

Jimmy Cliff
“Vietnam” (1970)

“What about Us” / “Run, Red, Run” (1959)

Eddie Cochran
“Summertime Blues”

“Machine Gun” (1974)

“Do You Love Me”
“First I Look at the Purse” (1965)

Sam Cooke
“Another Saturday Night” (1963)
“A Change is Gonna Come”

Alice Cooper
“I’m Eighteen”

Country Joe and the Fish
“Bass Strings” / “Section 43” (1966)

“Darling Dear” (1954)

Creedence Clearwater Revival
“Proud Mary”
“Up Around the Bend”

“Step by Step” (1960)

Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young

Cuff Links
“Guided Missile” (1957)

Johnny Cymbal
“Mr. Bass Man” (1963)

“One Summer Night” (1958)

Spencer Davis Group
“Gimme Some Lovin’”

Desmond Dekker and the Aces

“There Is” (1968)

“Whispering Bells” (1957)

Jackie DeShannon
“What the World Needs Now is Love” (1965)

“Little Darlin’”

“Abraham, Martin and John” / “Daddy Rollin’ (in Your Arms)” (1968)

“Sixty Minute Man”

Ral Donner
“Girl of My Best Friend” (1961)

“Bristol Stomp” (1961)

Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show
“Carry Me, Carrie” (1972)

“Could This Be Magic”

Bob Dylan
“If You Gotta Go, Go Now” (1965)
“Lay Lady Lay”
“Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door”
“Most Likely You Go Your Way and I’ll Go Mine” (1974)

“Hotel California”

“Friday on My Mind”

“Rama Lama Ding Dong” (1961)

Tommy Edwards
“It’s All in the Game” (1958)

Elastic Oz Band
“Do the Oz” (1971)

“At My Front Door” (1955)

“Little Star” (1958)

Shirley Ellis
“The Name Game” (1964)

Lorraine Ellison
“Stay With Me” (1964)

“Baby, Come Back” (1968)

Marianne Faithfull
“As Tears Go By” (1964)
“Sister Morphine” (1969)

“You’re So Fine” (1959)

Charlie Feathers
“One Hand Loose” (1956)

Five Du-Tones
“Divorce Court” / “Shake a Tailfeather” (1963)

Five Keys
“The Glory of Love” (1951)

Five Satins
“In the Still of the Nite”

“Foot-Stomping Part 1” (1961)

Four Deuces
“W-P-L-J” (1955)

Four Seasons
“Walk Like a Man”

Stan Freberg
“The Old Payola Roll Blues” (1960)

“Wishing Well” (1973)

Bobby Freeman
“Do You Wanna Dance” (1958)

Don Gardner and Dee Dee Ford
“I Need Your Loving” (1962)

Marvin Gaye
“Inner City Blues”
“Let’s Get It On”

Lesley Gore
“You Don’t Own Me” (1963)

Grand Funk Railroad
“We’re an American Band”

Grass Roots
“Where Were You When I Needed You” (1966)

Dobie Gray
“Drift Away”

Guess Who
“Share the Land” (1970)

Guitar Slim
“The Things That I Used to Do” (1953)

“A Sunday Kind of Love” (1953)

Joyce Harris
“No Way Out” (1960)

Dale Hawkins
“Susie-Q” (1957)

Ronnie Hawkins
“Who Do You Love” (1963)

Screamin’ Jay Hawkins
“I Put a Spell on You”

“Crazy on You” (1975)

“A Thousand Miles Away” (1956)

Clarence “Frogman” Henry
“(I Don’t Know Why) But I Do” (1961)

Herman’s Hermits
“A Must to Avoid” (1967)

Jessie Hill
“Ooh Poo Pah Doo” (1960)

“Bus Stop” (1966)

“Neanderthal Man” (1970)

Howlin’ Wolf
“How Many More Years” (1951)

Isley Brothers
“Shout” (1959)
“This Old Heart of Mine (is Weak for You)” (1966)

Jackson 5
“I Want You Back”
“The Love You Save”

Mick Jagger
“Cocksucker Blues” [bootleg, 1970]

“Summertime, Summertime” (1958)

“A Little Bit of Soap” (1961)

Jay and the Americans
“Cara, Mia” (1965)

Jefferson Airplane
“Runnin’ Round This World” (1966)

“Hearts of Stone” (1954)

Elton John
“Tiny Dancer” (1972)
“Philadelphia Freedom” (1975)

Johnnie and Joe
“Over the Mountain, Across the Sea” (1957)

Janis Joplin
“Kozmic Blues” (1969)

Kalin Twins
“When” (1958)

Paul Kelly
“Stealing in the Name of the Lord” (1970)

B.B. King
“The Thrill is Gone”

Ben E. King
“Stand by Me”

“Louie Louie”

“Sunny Afternoon” / “I’m Not Like Everybody Else” (1966)
“The Way Love Used to Be” (1971)
“20th Century Man” (1971)

“Lies” (1965)

Gladys Knight and the Pips
“Midnight Train to Georgia”

Sonny Knight
“If You Want This Love” (1964)

Curtis Lee
“Pretty Little Angel Eyes” (1957)

Left Banke
“Pretty Ballerina” (1967)

John Lennon
“God” (1970)

Smiley Lewis
“One Night of Sin” (1955)

Gordon Lightfoot
“If You Could Read My Mind” (1970)

Little Anthony and the Imperials
“Hurt So Bad” (1965)

Little Eva
“The Loco-Motion”

Little Peggy March
“I Will Follow Him” (1963)

Little Richard
“I Don’t Know What You’ve Got But It’s Got Me” (1965)

Little Willie John
“Need Your Love So Bad” (1956)

“Alone Again Or”

Darlene Love
“A Fine Fine Boy” (1963)

Lovin’ Spoonful
“Summer in the City”

Robin Luke
“Susie Darlin’” (1958)

“Shot by Both Sides”

Magic Sam
“21 Days in Jail” (1958)

“A Wonderful Dream” (1962)

“Blue Moon”

Bobby Marchan
“There’s Something on Your Mind” (1960)

“Last Night” (1961)

Marshall Tucker Band
“Can’t You See” (1973)

George McCrae
“Rock Your Baby”

Barry McGuire
“Eve of Destruction”

Wayne McGinnis
“Rock, Roll and Rhythm” / “Lonesome Rhythm Blues” (1956)

Don McLean
“American Pie”

Clyde McPhatter
“A Lover’s Question” (1958)

“Heaven and Paradise” (1955)

“The Letter” (1955)

“Tonite, Tonite” (1957)

Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes
“If You Don’t Know Me by Now” (1972)

“TSOP” (1974)

Mickey and Sylvia
“Love is Strange” (1956)

Garnett Mimms and the Enchanters
“Cry Baby” (1963)

Mink DeVille
“Cadillac Walk” (1977)

“Book of Love” (1958)

Moody Blues
“Go Now” (1965)

Johnny Moore’s Three Blazers
“Merry Christmas, Baby” (1949)

Van Morrison
“Brown Eyed Girl”

Mott the Hoople
“All the Young Dudes”

“Do Ya” (1972)

Music Machine
“Talk Talk” (1966)

“Hushabye” (1959)

Johnny Nash
“Some of Your Loving” (1960)
“I Can See Clearly Now” (1972)

Ricky Nelson
“Garden Party” (1972)

Nervous Norvus
“Transfusion” (1956)

Aaron Neville
“Over You” (1960)

Thunderclap Newman
“Something in the Air”

“Story Untold” (1955)

“Love Train”

“Dance by the Light of the Moon” (1960)

Roy Orbison
“Ooby Dooby” / “Go, Go, Go” (1956)

“It’s Too Soon to Know” (1948)

“Don’t Hang Up” (1962)

Pacific Gas & Electric
“Are You Ready” (1970)

Graham Parker and the Rumour
“Discovering Japan” (1979)

Bill Parsons
“The All American Boy” (1958)

“Just to Be With You” (1959)

Paul and Paula
“Hey Paula” (1962)

“Earth Angel”

Peter and Gordon
“I Go to Pieces” (1965)

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
“American Girl”

Phil Phillips
“Sea of Love” (1959)

Gene Pitney
“Every Breath I Take” (1961)
“Mecca” (1963)

Plastic Ono Band
“Cold Turkey” (1969)

“My Prayer” (1956)

“So Lonely” (1978)

Poppy Family
“That’s Where I Went Wrong” (1970)

Elvis Presley
“Crying in the Chapel”
“Suspicious Minds”
“Burning Love”

Lloyd Price
“Lawdy Miss Clawdy”
“Stagger Lee”

P.J. Proby
“Mission Bell” (1965)

Procul Harum
“A Whiter Shade of Pale”

Professor Longhair
“Bald Head” (1950)

“Down the Aisle of Love” (1958)

“Silhouettes” (1957)

“Wild Weekend” (1962)

Mac Rebennack
“Storm Warning” (1960)

“Church Key” (1961)

Paul Revere and the Raiders
“Just Like Me”

Jody Reynolds
“Endless Sleep” (1958)

Jonathan Richman and the Modern Lovers

Righteous Brothers
“You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’”

Billy Lee Riley and His Little Green Men
“Flying Saucers Rock ‘n’ Roll” (1957)

Johnny Rivers
“Secret Agent Man” (1966)

“Papa-Oom-Mow-Mow” (1962)

Marty Robbins
“El Paso” (1960)

Vicki Sue Robinson
“Turn the Beat Around” (1976)

Rods [Eddie and the Hot Rods]
“Do Anything You Wanna Do” (1977)

Rolling Stones
“Play With Fire”
“(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction”
“19th Nervous Breakdown”
“Jumpin’ Jack Flash”
“Honky Tonk Women”
“Brown Sugar”

Linda Ronstadt
“You’re No Good”

Rosie and the Originals
“Angel Baby” (1960)

Roxy Music
“All I Want is You” (1974)

Merrilee Rush and the Turnabouts
“Angel of the Morning” (1968)

“Image of a Girl” (1960)

Santo and Johnny
“Sleep Walk” (1959)

Linda Scott
“Don’t Bet Money Honey” (1961)

“Needles and Pins” / “Ain’t That Just Like Me”

Neil Sedaka
“Calendar Girl” (1960)

Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band
“Night Moves”

Ronnie Self
“Pretty Bad Blues” (1957)

“Let Me In” (1962)

“Leader of the Pack”
“I Can Never Go Home Anymore” (1965)

Shep and the Limelights
“Daddy’s Home” (1961)

“You Cheated” (1958)

Shirley and Lee
“Let the Good Times Roll” (1956)

Shirley and Company
“Shame, Shame, Shame” (1975)

Shocking Blue
“Never Marry a Railroad Man” (1970)

Troy Shondell
“This Time” (1961)

“It Will Stand” / “Country Fool” (1961)

“Get a Job”

Carly Simon
“You’re So Vain”

“Since I Don’t Have You”

Small Faces
“Here Comes the Nice” (1967)

Sonny and Cher
“But You’re Mine” (1965)

Jimmy Soul
“If You Wanna Be Happy” (1963)

Joe South
“Games People Play” (1969)

“Strange Mysterious Sounds” (1967)

“I Got a Line on You” (1969)

Dusty Springfield
“Wishin’ and Hopin’” (1964)

Edwin Starr

Ringo Starr
“It Don’t Come Easy” (1971)

Billy Stewart
“Summertime” (1966)

Rod Stewart
“Tonight’s the Night” (1976)

“Brother Louie” (1973)

Barrett Strong

“Wipe Out”

Donna Summer
“Hot Stuff”

Swingin’ Medallions
“Double Shot (of My Baby’s Love)” (1966)

Joe Tex
“Hold What You’ve Got” (1964)

B.J. Thomas
“Rock and Roll Lullaby” (1972)

Carla Thomas
“Gee Whiz (Look at His Eyes)” (1964)

Irma Thomas
“Wish Someone Would Care” (1964)

Junior Thompson
“Raw Deal” / “Mama’s Little Baby” (1956)

“Surfin’ Bird”

John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John
“You’re the One That I Want” (1978)

“Wild Thing”

Doris Troy
“Just One Look” (1963)

“White Punks on Dope” (1975)

Tommy Tucker
“Hi-Heel Sneakers” (1964)

“When You Dance” (1955)

Joe Turner
“Shake, Rattle and Roll”

Ike and Tina Turner
“River Deep - Mountain High”

Conway Twitty
“It’s Only Make Believe” (1958)

Ritchie Valens
“La Bamba”

Bobby Vee and the Shadows
“Suzie Baby” (1959)

“Walk - Don’t Run” (1960)

“My Girl Sloopy” (1964)

“I Love You” (1962)

Jerry Jeff Walker
“Mr. Bojangles” (1968)
“L.A. Freeway” (1973)

Junior Walker
“Shotgun” (1965)

Joe Walsh
“Life’s Been Good” (1978)

“Slippin’ into Darkness” (1972)

Dionne Warwick
“Don’t Make Me Over” (1962)

Geno Washington
“Geno is a Coward” (1964)

Johnny “Guitar” Watson
“Cuttin’ In” (1962)

We Five
“You Were on My Mind” (1965)

Lenny Welch
“Since I Fell for You” (1963)

Tony Joe White
“Roosevelt and Ira Lee” (1969)

“I Can’t Explain”
“I’m a Boy” (1966)

Maurice Williams and the Zodiacs

Chuck Willis
“It’s Too Late” (1956)

“Church Bells May Ring” (1962)

Jackie Wilson
“Reet Petite” (1957)

Bill Withers
“Lean on Me” (1972)

Stevie Wonder

Link Wray and His Wray Men

Young Rascals
“Good Lovin’”

Kathy Young and the Innocents
“A Thousand Stars” (1960)

Timi Yuro
“What’s a Matter Baby” (1962)

“Close the Book” [Henrik: record label “End”, release date “unknown”; another joke entry from Marcus, to close things out]

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