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James Brown was 'the godfather of soul.' James Brown had a long string of hits from the 50s through the 90s, and was one of the top soul stars ever. James Brown often released lengthy dance single records with parts one and two on the sides, not generally shown below.
James Brown lived from 1933 to 2006.


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  1 Please, Please, Please   1955  
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  2 I Don't Know   1956  
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  3 Just Won't Do Right   1957  
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  4 I Won't Plead No More   1957  
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  5 Try Me   Feb 1959  
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  6 I Want You So Bad   Apr 1959  
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  7 I'll Go Crazy   Mar 1960  
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  8 Think   Jun 1960  
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  9 You've Got The Power   Jun 1960  
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  10 This Old Heart   Sep 1960  
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  11 The Bells   Dec 1960  
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  12 Bewildered   Mar 1961  
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  13 I Don't Mind   Jun 1961  
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  14 Baby, You're Right   Sep 1961  
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  15 Just You And Me, Darling   Oct 1961  
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  16 Lost Someone   Jan 1962  
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  17 Night Train   May 1962  
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  18 Shout And Shimmy   Jul 1962  
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  19 Mashed Potatoes U.S.A.   Oct 1962  
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  20 Three Hearts In A Tangle   Dec 1962  
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  21 Every Beat Of My Heart   Feb 1963  
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  22 Prisoner Of Love 18   Jun 1963  
  James Brown And The Famous Flames  
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  23 These Foolish Things   Aug 1963  
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  24 Signed, Sealed And Delivered   Nov 1963  
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  25 Please, Please, Please   Feb 1964  
  James Brown And The Famous Flames  
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  26 Oh Baby Don't You Weep   Mar 1964  
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  27 Again   Apr 1964  
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  28 Caledonia   May 1964  
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  29 The Things That I Used To Do   Jun 1964  
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  30 Out Of Sight   Sep 1964  
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  31 Have Mercy Baby   Jan 1965  
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  32 Papa's Got A Brand New Bag 6   Sep 1965  
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  33 Try Me   Dec 1965  
  James Brown At The Organ  
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  34 I Got You (I Feel Good) 3   Dec 1965  
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  35 I'll Go Crazy   Feb 1966  
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  36 Ain't That A Groove   Apr 1966  
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  37 New Breed (The Boo-Ga-Loo)   Apr 1966  
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  38 It's A Man's Man's Man's World 6   Jun 1966  
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  39 Money Won't Change You   Aug 1966  
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  40 Don't Be A Drop-Out   Nov 1966  
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  41 Bring It Up   Feb 1967  
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  42 Kansas City   Mar 1967  
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  43 Think   Apr 1967  
  Vicki Anderson And James Brown  
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  44 Let Yourself Go   Jun 1967  
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  45 Cold Sweat 15   Sep 1967  
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  46 Get It Together   Nov 1967  
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  47 I Can't Stand Myself (When You Touch Me) 13   Jan 1968  
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  48 There Was A Time   Feb 1968  
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  49 You've Got The Power   Mar 1968  
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  50 You've Got To Change Your Mind   Mar 1968  
  Bobby Byrd & James Brown  
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  51 I Got The Feelin' 17   Apr 1968  
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  52 Licking Stick - Licking Stick 19   Jun 1968  
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  53 America Is My Home   Jun 1968  
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  54 I Guess I'll Have To Cry, Cry, Cry   Aug 1968  
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  55 Say It Loud - I'm Black And I'm Proud 11   Oct 1968  
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  56 Goodbye My Love   Dec 1968  
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  57 Tit For Tat (Ain't No Taking Back)   Dec 1968  
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  58 Give It Up Or Turnit Loose   Mar 1969  
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  59 Soul Pride   Apr 1969  
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  60 I Don't Want Nobody To Give Me Nothing (Open Up The Door, I'll Get It Myself)   May 1969  
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  61 The Popcorn   Jun 1969  
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  62 Mother Popcorn (You Got To Have A Mother For Me) 15   Jul 1969  
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  63 Lowdown Popcorn   Sep 1969  
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  64 World (Part 1)   Sep 1969  
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  65 Let A Man Come In And Do The Popcorn Part One   Nov 1969  
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  66 Ain't It Funky Now (Part 1)   Jan 1970  
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  67 Part Two (Let A Man Come Down And Do The Popcorn)   Jan 1970  
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  68 It's A New Day   Mar 1970  
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  69 Funky Drummer   Apr 1970  
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  70 Brother Rapp   May 1970  
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  71 Get Up I Feel Like Being A Sex Machine 18   Aug 1970  
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  72 Super Bad (Parts 1 & 2) 7   Nov 1970  
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  73 Santa Claus Is Definitely Here To Stay   Dec 1970  
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  74 Get Up, Get Into It, Get Involved   Jan 1971  
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  75 Spinning Wheel   Feb 1971  
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  76 Soul Power   Apr 1971  
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  77 I Cried   May 1971  
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  78 Escape-ism   Jul 1971  
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  79 Hot Pants Pt. 1 (She Got To Use What She Got To Get What She Wants) 10   Aug 1971  
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  80 Make It Funky (Part 1) 9   Sep 1971  
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  81 My Part/Make It Funky-Part 3   Nov 1971  
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  82 I'm A Greedy Man 19   Nov 1971  
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  83 Hey America   Dec 1971  
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  84 Talking Loud And Saying Nothing   Feb 1972  
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  85 King Heroin   Apr 1972  
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  86 There It Is   Jun 1972  
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  87 Honky Tonk, Part 1   Jul 1972  
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  88 Get On The Good Foot 18   Sep 1972  
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  89 I Got A Bag Of My Own   Dec 1972  
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  90 What My Baby Needs Now Is A Little More Lovin'   Feb 1973  
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  91 I Got Ants In My Pants (And I Want To Dance)   Feb 1973  
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  92 Down And Out In New York City   Apr 1973  
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  93 Think   Jun 1973  
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  94 Think   Aug 1973  
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  95 Sexy, Sexy, Sexy   Sep 1973  
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  96 Stoned To The Bone   Jan 1974  
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  97 The Payback   May 1974  
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  98 My Thang   Jul 1974  
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  99 Papa Don't Take No Mess   Sep 1974  
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  100 Funky President (People It's Bad)   Nov 1974  
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  101 Coldblooded   Dec 1974  
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  102 Reality   Mar 1975  
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  103 Sex Machine Part I   Jun 1975  
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  104 Hustle!!! (Dead On It)   Aug 1975  
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  105 (I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons   Apr 1976  
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  106 Get Up Offa That Thing   Sep 1976  
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  107 Bodyheat   Mar 1977  
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  108 Give Me Some Skin   Aug 1977  
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  109 The Spank   Aug 1978  
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  110 It's Too Funky In Here   Jul 1979  
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  111 Rapp Payback (Where Iz Moses)   Jan 1981  
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  112 Stay With Me   Apr 1981  
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  113 Unity   Sep 1984  
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  114 Froggy Mix   May 1985  
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  115 Living In America 4   Feb 1986  
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  116 Gravity   Oct 1986  
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  117 How Do You Stop   Mar 1987  
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  118 She's The One   Jan 1988  
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  119 The Payback Mix   May 1988  
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  120 I'm Real   Jun 1988  
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  121 Static   Aug 1988  
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  122 Gimme Your Love   Nov 1989  
  Aretha Franklin & James Brown  
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  123 Can't Get Any Harder   Apr 1993  
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  124 Santa Claus Goes Straight To The Ghetto   Dec 1995  
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  125 Let's Make This Christmas Mean Something This Year   Dec 1995  
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  126 Funk On Ah Roll   Apr 1999  
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Top Pop Songs by James Brown

1I Got You (I Feel Good)
2Living In America
3Super Bad (Parts 1 & 2)
4Hot Pants Pt. 1 (She Got To Use What She Got To Get What She Wants)
5It's A Man's Man's Man's World
6Papa's Got A Brand New Bag
7Make It Funky (Part 1)
8Cold Sweat
9Say It Loud - I'm Black And I'm Proud
10I Can't Stand Myself (When You Touch Me)
11Get Up I Feel Like Being A Sex Machine
12Get On The Good Foot
13I Got The Feelin'
14Mother Popcorn (You Got To Have A Mother For Me)
15I'm A Greedy Man